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  1. Betta staying near top of water

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My male betta started staying close to the top of the water with his mouth very close to the surface, getting air every once in a while, and sometimes blowing bubbles. I thought he was making a bubble nest but he doesn't seem to be very energetic and isn't focusing on a nest. I just did a 50%...
  2. Bettafix Causing Clamped Fins?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Two days ago I noticed my betta had a small pinhole in his dorsal fin. I took him out of his 10 gallon put him in a 2.5 gallon QT and gave him the appropriate dosage of Bettafix. His hole healed over almost immediately, but this morning before leaving I thought I should keep him in with the...
  3. Newbie Betta Owner - Learning The Hard Way

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi folks, Well, it looks like I did everything wrong that one can do wrong. I wish I had found this forum before getting our Betta. Long story short, our Betta went from a vase, yes a flower vase, to a Fluvial Chi 5 gallon aquarium without any "cycling" or other precautions other than adding...
  4. Why does my betta blow large bubbles?

    Betta Chat
    Hello, I have a gorgeous male crowntail betta named Goblin. He is (seemingly) extremely healthy and loves his 4 gallon setup. We seem to have a great relationship :-D He does something interesting - he comes up to the surface and blows LARGE bubbles. PLEASE NOTE: I am fully aware of bubble...
  5. So I had a weird argument about bettas

    Betta Chat
    So I had an interesting conversation (That I was totally fine with) on a betta fish forum on facebook. My betta is doing well by the way, everyone ;-) There was a newbie owner who had their betta in on of those cheap bug tank things from petsmart. He had clean water and everything, but the...
  6. Hydor Theo Heater bubbles?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hey everyone! So I finally got my Hydor Theo 25 watt heater for my 2.5 filtered tank. It's been keeping the tank at 80 degrees (even though I have to set it for like 76). And I just noticed this white inside the heater. Are these bubbles? Is it cracked/broken? Should it be removed?
  7. Need help with diagnosing Beta

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 1 gallon What temperature is your tank? 74 Does your tank have a filter? No Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Yes, air bubbler Is your tank heated? No What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None Food What type of food do you...
  8. New betta eating air bubbles! Now just floating on the top! should I be worried?

    Betta Fish Care
    So, I noticed today that my new little orange betta was having a tough time swimming down. I figured he might have a little constipation and was going to fast him. Then I noticed that he kept eating the tiny bubbles at the top on his tank that he has been releasing! Could the air bubbles he has...
  9. A few bubbles on top of the water?

    Betta Fish Care
    This is my betta Blaze. I feed him twice a day. 11am and 8 pm. I've only had him for about three or four days. Today I woke up and noticed those bubbles in his tank.. I know about bubble nests but these ones are just on the surface spread out. I just want to make sure its normal.. I had a...
  10. Is my angry fish... TOO angry?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello! I'm new. I often Google specific info for helping care for my recent life partner, Peter the Fish, and wound up here so often I decided to register. I had been wanting to ask someone else with experience about my betta's exceptional rage. I have had many bettas, and had several for many...
  11. Bubble nest...happy or sick?

    Betta Chat
    My betta had not made a bubble nest in a few weeks, then he made one recently after I did his routine water change. This one is just HUGE though, and he keeps adding to it. It started looking like a normal one but this morning there were bigger bubbles in it..which concerns me a little bit. I...
  12. Almost ready

    Breeding Betta Fish
    So my crowntail male (Calypso) has begun building a bubble nest underneath a piece of bubble wrap I have placed in the tank as the nest anchor. He flares when he sees the female and seems to be impressively more active than when I bought him at the pet store. (Please don't despise me because I...
  13. Bubble nest?

    Betta Fish Care
    I got a baby betta, Charlie, from Petco about a month and a half ago. The past 2-3 weeks I have really noticed a color change and bigger fins. But he definitely isn't done growing yet. Today I went to change his water and I noticed what looked like a bubble nest forming near his filter (I'm...
  14. Questions about new tank

    Betta Fish Care
    So I got a new tank for my betta Blue, and I washed everything but was careful not to use soap. The tank is one gallon and has brand new decor and gravel as well as a new air filter system with the tube and blue air stone. I turned the filter system on and it was fine for a few minutes and I let...
  15. Sekihan X Bubbles (HM Male and Female) spawn log!!!!

    Betta Spawn Logs
    Long story short, since I don't feel like typing it all up right now. The last two times I tried typing this up the computer logged out and ate my post ......... I introduced Sekihan into the breeding tub yesterday afternoon with Bubbles in her jar. Lots of flaring, she had really intense...
  16. The snapping noise they make?

    Betta Fish Care
    I just adopted my friend's female betta fish. I have my own female betta fish, and I've had her since February. They both make bubbles, of course. But my friend's fish's bubbles are LOUD. Like, it sounds like a snapping noise. And I KNOW it's not the bubbles popping. Is she snapping her jaws...
  17. Too many bubbles from air stone?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi everyone! I recently got a new betta. S/he is fairly young, was sold as a baby at Petco but was the biggest of the babies for sale. I'm guessing she's a she, but I could be wrong. Anyways...yesterday she swam into the cylinder in the middle of the tank that has the air stone in it and...
  18. Would a sponge filter cause CO2 to dissipate from the water?

    Planted Betta Tanks
    I have a 6g with one Betta and some guppies. The tank has a sponge filter that gives off bubbles. I read that CO2 diffuses out the water faster if the water is disturbed so I was wondering if there would be a significant amount of CO2 is lost when a sponge filter is used? And would it affect my...
  19. Non-bubble Nest Bubbles

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Over the past few months, Spikey the Betta has been blowing bubbles on the water surface. It's not a bubble nest (he's stopped doing that), but the bubbles are scattered, fewer in number and larger. It's as if he's burping up air. Should I be concerned? If so, how should I treat him? I've...
  20. Please Help!!!

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Just got a new tank last Sunday. The filter was doing fine until yesterday, now it's bubbling and I don't know why!