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  1. Am I doing something wrong?

    Breeding Betta Fish
    Hello fellow members, I am in need of some help/advice. I am very confused at the moment. I have a crown tail pair that has been conditioned for three weeks now. The female has spent many hours in the male's view throughout this period. They have shown to be compatible from the start. It is...
  2. Mr. Blue is sick but not sure what is going on, please help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Mr. Blue needs help and I am not sure what he needs. I keep getting told differently by pet store employees and hoping to get some expert help before it's too late! After doing some research due to the goldish/brown wondering if he could have velvet? His bump in front of his tail ( you can see...
  3. Tetra Whisper 3i Filter Question

    Betta Fish Care
    Does anyone have this filter? My question is, when you 1st get it and place it in the water, is it suppose to make alot of bubbles? Will the bubbles subside eventually?
  4. Not sure if he has fin rot, tore his fin, or bit it?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had my betta for about a month now and I noticed this morning while doing a water change that my betta has some tear and jagged-ness to his bottom fin and wasn't sure what it was (he's naturally pastel white/ blue/ purple with with translucent fins). My guess is that he scraped it on the...
  5. High nitrites for a whole week >:l

    Betta Fish Care
    Okay, I know that within a cycle its natural to have a nitrite spike but is it natural to have it for a whole week and just cant seem to get it down?! I've been thinking of using some plants to help me lower them but that might just completely crash my cycle. I have a 3.5 gal and doing fish in...
  6. Please Help!!!

    Betta Fish Care
    Can anyone tell me what these are? I heard these are called pin holes. And the curls on his tail? Please help..im worried my betta is getting sick..he is swimming along being a happy camper. There is nothing in his tank that is pointy. I have silk round plants, 2 live plants and 3 little maribo...
  7. Betta Fin Curling?

    Betta Fish Care
    Can someone explain to me why a half moons' fins could potentially curl? Is there a way to fix it? I believe my betta fish as little curls that are forming at the end of his tail..but I am not sure. I will later on place a photo of him. Water parameters are normal, he lives in a 1.5 tetra...
  8. Lazy Betta?

    Betta Fish Care
    Recently..I have been noticing that my Betta just sits on top of my heater and doesn't swim around like he use to. The water is at normal parameters, he is 100% healthy. The water is warm. And everytime I do a full clean of the tank, I move around the decorations so that he gets new views each...
  9. Betta Question

    Betta Chat
    Hello! I have a question in regards to new bettas.. I had a Betta, Boris, and he recently died when I changed his tank due to stress..but also supposably the water was too warm for the guy..:( and I miss him dearly since i trained him. And he was just a lovable little dude who was friendly to...
  10. I'm Stumped

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My little tail biter Aragorn is on the decline and I have no idea why :| He's been slowly getting more lethargic over the course of about two weeks, but has still had his appetite right up until today when he didn't even come out while I was cooking breakfast (this normally happens every day)...
  11. Going on vacation?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi I'm new here! Bonjour to everyone. In June I'm going to Scotland for two weeks. And I'm not sure what to do. I'm afraid my betta's tank is going to get so gross that it'll die or get sick. What can I do? Is it okay to leave my fishy in its tank for two weeks un-cleaned?
  12. I need help....

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Ok I have some questions... I feel like they may be a little dumb and maybe I should know the answers but I have read so many things that I have now confused myself! ok first its about time to change my filter and my tank has not cycled do I change it and if so is there a certain way to do it...
  13. What is this!?

    Betta Fish Care
    So if you look in the attached photo, on the window there are a lot of these little white speck line things. And if I stand at the tank and watch, they all move, like move on the tank walls. What are they? Should I be worried? I'm plaaning on doing a 100% water change when I get home, instead...
  14. How can I help him?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Ok so yesterday I brought home this tiny little betta, he looked lethargic and didn't want to move at the store but tried to give me a wriggle when I picked up his glass. I now have him home in a half gallon container until I can get him healthy, problem is I don't know how. He sits like the...
  15. Does this look like fin rot?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! I just got my first betta fish on Sunday from Petco, who I've named Chai. I have him in a 1/2 gallon travel tank temporarily until I get a larger permanent tank for Christmas. On the first night, he seemed very lethargic so I now have a heater in the tank that I keep about 78 degrees. I...
  16. Help with purchasing a new community tank and setup!!!

    Betta Chat
    Hey everyone I am wondering peoples opinions on something. I am a 24 year old male and looking to get back into the world of aquatics and fishkeeping. I can remember the joy I got as a boy watching my goldfish swim around, now as an adult with a stressful life I'm looking for some serenity in a...
  17. Velvet

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I saved a tiny baby betta from petco yesterday. I'm a beginner with all this betta stuff but I've been researching for 6 hours straight today.. Posted a picture of my little one on a thread earlier when I noticed some golden flakes, someone replied and said it was velvet. I've clicked tons of...
  18. Trying to add fish to a 10 gal with a male betta

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    So I have a 10 gallon tank and a male betta, he is pretty mellow, not super aggressive. I just got 2 neon tetras and he is fine with them, he chases them but believe me if he wanted to kill them he would have :) I know that tetras are schooling fish and in a day or two I will get 3 more neons, I...
  19. Sudden (unexpected?) death

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My female Petco betta died. *sigh* Got her on Sunday. Refused to eat ANY food since I got her. :shock: Looked a wee bloated. (Didn't get a chance to try peas.) Constantly near, or at, the surface with her pelvic fins out like she was bracing herself. Did not swim around much. Gills moving...
  20. What to do? Cycling?

    Betta Fish Care
    So I have a 5 gal heated and filtered tank that has been setup a little over a month now. I did a 100% water change about 11 days ago and haven't done one since. I tried to use the siphon I bought at petland yesterday to clean the gravel and drain some of the water but couldn't get it to work...
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