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  1. Please help me. Velvet or worse? :(

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    A bit of background: I have a royal blue male betta named Sunny. My dad bought him on a whim someday (about 2 months ago), and had him kept in a tiny bowl. After a few weeks after being kept in there, my parents bought him a slightly bigger (double in size) bowl, but isn't even a half gallon. I...
  2. Cleaning Rocks In Fish Bowl

    Betta Fish Care
    Hey everyone, I've had my betta, Cedric, for 5 months now and I'm still getting the hang of cleaning his bowl... 1. I use a hose to clean it, and suck out the fallen food, and nasty stuff on the floor/rocks. Sometimes, it sucks all this stuff from under the rocks/stones that I've never seen...
  3. Cleaning the Bowl

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello, My name's Jess, and I am new to the betta fish community! :) I've decided to sign up here so I can learn more about them and how to take care of them and keep them happy. I just bought a new betta fish named Gerard about a few days ago, and I already have come to love him. For now, he is...
  4. Betta Tank of the Future!

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi everyone, My name is Sarah Williams and I am a student at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit MI. As part of an assignment, and a piece in my portfolio I'm designing a betta tank. I'm an avid lover of betta fish (currently I have 4), and I have found it very difficult finding a tank...
  5. Do round bowls reduce glass surfing?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    My betta Ruben had to be ousted to the divided 20g after one of my boys snacked on another betta's tail -_- he's always been a glass surfer but I was controlling his lighting time in the 5g at he was mostly calm. But now with my room light having to be on a lot he has already blown holes in his...
  6. Betta's+Goldfish+Snails+20g?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Will this work? i am thinking about getting bettas for my 20g with 2 goldies and 8 snails:BIGwinky:
  7. On BOWL Haters

    Betta Fish Care
    So, I've been reading a lot of really negative comments around here about how Bettas absolutely can't be happy in bowls and how bowls are unhealthy or unclean or dangerous etc. I've had my fish in bowls for the entirety that I've EVER owned bettas. (Age 15 to 27). Thats more than 10 years of...
  8. Bowls vs Tanks

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    My two male bettas are currently in 3 gallon glass bowls, but the water evaporates so quickly out of them (yay California dry air...) They also don't have filters as I haven't found one that could balance on a bowl well or was for a tank that small... Anyone have any idea where to get some...
  9. Cloudy water?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    My boyfriend's fish Sashimi is in a 3 gallon unfiltered glass bowl with stones. We recently just got the fish a new silk plant and a little statue and did a full water change yesterday, but now the tank is weirdly cloudy. (like milky cloudy...white). We use tap water to fill the tanks, always...
  10. Changing Environment

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi! I've had my betta Finnick, Fin for short (still not sure wht tail he is :shock:) for about a year and a half. He's been in the same environment, same 1 plant, same coloured gravel, same rocks, etc. ever since I put him in his 2 gallon bowl. I know bettas like change, but would it be to much...
  11. Suggestions for new betta tank

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello I was just wondering if anybody has any advice about a few points for my betta tank.I've kept bettas in community tanks before and the male has died. I still have the females but each time I kept a male in community tanks with gouramis, cory cats and just other community fish they have...
  12. Betta

    Betta Pictures
    One of my veiltail bettas
  13. Bloated belly betta in 1.5 gal bowl

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! I am a relatively new betta owner, and super excited to be one! But my poor Frank is not doing so well. I received a very pretty 2 gallon bowl for Christmas that was supposed to be a terrarium for plants (apparently that's all the rage right now) but one day I thought - hey! I'll put a...
  14. Makeshift/Rescue Tanks and Aquariums

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    It's happened to many of us: you find yourself stuck in an internal battle on whether or not to rescue a sick fish or one who has been sitting in a cup for a long time and has yet to be taken home. Some of us can find it nearly impossible to walk away when you know that the fish will probably go...
  15. 1 gallon planted fishbowl

    Planted Betta Tanks
    Is this a feasable idea? Also, are the steps for making such a fishbowl different that those for say, my 29 gallon thaat I just did? I want to do this for my betta Eric whom DEMANDS that bowl...:shock:
  16. 3 Gal Planted Bowl Completed Nitrogen Cycle

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I thought I would post this up because when I started out I couldn't find any reliable information on if this could be done or not. I'm relatively new to aquarium keeping so my terminology sucks. I'll try to be as clear as possible. I have a planted 2.75 gallon glass bowl for 1 HM betta. 3...
  17. Horrible "bowls"

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Today I went to a pet store just to look at some of the new puppies they had. I had never been there, and I was really starting to like it until I saw these "betta bowls". They weren't even bowls. They were around the size of a tennis ball!!! A betta wouldn't even be able to flare very well in...
  18. Just Got a New Betta Fish--Help??

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi, I just got a betta fish and I'm kind of confused on how long I should wait before putting it in its fish bowl. If anyone could help me that would be great :-D
  19. Custom made gumball machine betta bowl

    Betta Pictures
    Hi all, Just wanted to show off my Gumball machine (inspired) betta bowl. I always wanted to make my own but the DIY projects found on the net used bowls that were way too small and had no filtration. The bowl itself holds around 12 litres. It has 3 holes drilled into the bottom so that the...
  20. 2012 Summer Olympic Commercial. BAD BAD BAD!!

    Other Fish
    So here I am, watching the 2012 Summer Olympics. During a commercial break, comes this commercial for Bounty paper towels. Okay, good enough... OH GOD!! There were some goldfish in a bowl in the commercial. It really ticks me of that they thought that having those goldfish in that bowl was okay...