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  1. Is this tank ok for betta fish?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So my goldfish died recently and now my tank is empty. I am deciding, what fish should i get now. I would like to get betta fish. It's 25l (6.6gallon) tank, filter is electric and has a foam and some black little rocks inside (i am not sure what it is) and has a flow of 200l/hour. It also has...
  2. Betta Newbie w/ Questions

    Betta Fish Care
    So, as the subject implies, I'm a complete newbie to the 'Betta Life' :-) Last night I rescued a beautiful blue crowntail male betta from PetSmart (I seriously wanted to cry seeing them all in little cups!!!) After buying the initial 1.8 gal tank (and THEN educating myself on standard tank...
  3. Fin Rot :(

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've recently purchased a beautiful pink, purple and blue male fighter fish with long flowy fins, named Calypso. He lives in a 9 Litre tank by himself with a soft plastic plant, gravel, heater and filter. Recently, I've noticed that his tail is becoming shorter and more ragged-like towards the...
  4. Swim Blatter, or Something Else?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    A week ago I got a new betta. After putting him in the tank, I fed him a only few flakes. The next day I noticed that he was floating at the top, and if he swam down into the water, he would just float back up. I started treating him for SBD- fasted for 4 days, and then the day before...
  5. Help! How do I cure fin rot?

    Betta Fish Care
    Alright so basically, I'm an idiot. I bought a betta before doing any research. At first he was living in a bowl. I'm not going to lie, it got pretty dirty. I'm pretty sure he was showing the first signs of fin rot while in there. I learned that bettas need a lot of space so I bought him a 5...
  6. 2gal Filter Needed?

    Betta Fish Care
    Probably a silly question, but I was wondering if a filter is necessary for a 2 gallon tank? I have a Whisper filter in there now and it doesn't seem to catch much of anything. But I am worrying about my betta not being oxygenated enough, unless a bubble stone is enough. Thanks in advance, (I...
  7. Rate My Food Care

    Betta Fish Care
    So, here is a pic of all the food I have been feeding my betta, Garnet. I got the pellets for free from someone that let me adopt their betta awhile back. I bought the flakes since it said color enhance and to give him some light food. I also got the freeze-dried blood worms for protein since...
  8. Melafix.

    Betta Fish Care
    So I recently bought a new Halfmoon male that had substantial fin damage, they were curled under themselves and his fins had enormous damage so I decided to try Melafix. My concern is his fins look worse, I assume that its causing the dead material to fall off (his bowl gets very dirty very...
  9. No water conditioner, what can I do?

    Betta Fish Care
    Before anyone chews my head off, please hear me out. I'm home from university for Christmas break and brought my fish home with me to take care of. I thought I had packed everything, but now I realize I forgot the water conditioner. And of course, me being me, I didn't realize I had forgotten it...
  10. UV filters

    Betta Fish Care
    Hey Guys! I just got a new fancy metallic butterfly halfmoon (his name is Louboutin!), just wondering if the claims that UV filters are needed for white fins are true? He's in an established, heated, completely cycled 6 gallon tank so I don't see why he would have any trouble. Thanks! :-D...
  11. Questions!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm a little concerned about my halfmoon bay betta Floyd. I've had him for just over a month. He is in a 1 gallon bowl. I change his water once a week. I noticed this morning the disfigurement in his tail. He has grown and changed colors since I've had him. He is very active, swims, barks and...
  12. New outlook

    Betta Fish Care
    I hope this is where this post belongs. I'm just writing about my own personal experience. After growing up with pet fish, I never realized the kind of care they needed. You'd get a Betta (or a Gold Fish) slap it in a bowl and be amazed if it lived over a year. I now have my first tank and...
  13. My Betta World!

    Journals
    I absolutely love Betta Fish! I even started my own blog about Betta Fish. It's really new, so I would definitely appreciate you guys checking it out! I talk about everything Betta related, and I post everyday! I also show pictures of my wonderful Bettas! I hope you find the time to check it...
  14. Feelin Down.

    Betta Chat
    Hey everyone! I am moving to a condo in Chicago! Now while that is good news, and I am very happy and greatfull to be in a place with a roof top pool 8-) I am staying in a hotel with my parents till monday and we move in! However, I did not want Daryl to be stressed out so I gave him to my...
  15. My Betta May or May Not Have Fin Rot: Expert Advice Needed

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm very new to bettas, as my girlfriend got me this fish as a present. I am concerned about my Betta maybe having contracted fin rot. Not too sure though. Details: Male Betta 1.5 Gallon Tetra tank Filtered - change every 2 weeks 50% water changes every 4 days (when I remember) Feed him 3...
  16. Betta Fish keep dying

    Betta Fish Care
    I've just moved out and bought this 2.5 gallon tank with a heater, and some java ferns. So far I have had 3 beta fish that all have not made it past a week old. I took my last dying fish to petsmart and they tested the water, came back great. They blamed it on "stress factor". I have regular...
  17. filters? Stressed Betta?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi everyone, my husband got excited and purchased my son a betta fish. We have had him for a week now and I have noticed he is darting around spazzing out and hiding behind the heater. Here is some tank information, he is in a 3 gallon tank with a filter that came with it and a heater. My...
  18. Betta flaring up almost constantly

    Betta Fish Care
    As the title says I keep my fish in a 1 foot(length) 5 inches(height) glass aquarium but he keeps seeing himself in the mirror and I don't know if it is a problem for his health he probably does it every time he looks at himself is this a problem? (PS if my thread is confusing I'm new to this...
  19. Questions about Ammonia?

    Betta Fish Care
    I had a betta back in sixth grade, but now 5 years later I have forgotten most things. So...I am fairly new to having a betta. I have had one for a few days, and I have been hearing a lot about ammonia. What exactly is wrong with ammonia and small tanks? An explanation would be great, as my...
  20. How do i feed my Tetras and bettas without the betta overeating?

    Betta Fish Care
    hello,im thinkin of gettin 2 or 3 tetras to go with my betta:-D.How do i put food in,so that the betta gets enough for himself(one pellet)and the tetras get their share?im thinkin that the betta will overeat by eating the tetras food too...how do i stop him by doing that?thanks
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