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  1. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I recently put my betta Merik in a 5 gallon fluval spec aquarium. It’s great, he loves it- I’ve read a million reviews on how this tank is great for bettas. I also read reviews from people talking about how their bettas love to suction themselves to the grate where the filter is - the setting...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I bought a beautiful Halfmoon Betta about a month or two ago, and a specialised Betta tank for him that came with a filter. (Aqua oasis Betta tank or something, I know it was a little small but I had plans to upgrade when I got rid of some stuff) I was apprehensive of the filter that came with...
  3. Betta Fish Care
    Today I received 2 new males through the post (1 HM and 1 HMPK) and the HM seems quite stressed from the travelling. He would float near the surface and now and then would swim erratically. Is this normal and do they usually recover from the rough travels? The HMPK has a split straight down...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Recently I've noticed my blue betta has small tears and chunks missing from his back fins. I assumed it was from a plant in his tank that was sort of sharp. I removed the plant. Today I woke up to find he has two huge tears in his fins and the rest seems pretty mangled. I also looks like he...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, everyone! I've come to this forum many times over the last few years looking up advice on how to care for some of my boys, but this is my first time registering and posting and I had hoped I wouldn't need to ask a question myself, but this really needs a personal opinion of someone more...
  6. Planted Betta Tanks
    I have a 1.5 year old veil-tailed betta. I noticed his fins tearing(?) gradually the past month. I treated him for fin rot but the edges of his fins are not black and are not receding any further. However, they are still not well. The water levels are fine. I change his water regularly. I do...
  7. Betta Fish Care
    I have a 1.5 year old veil-tailed betta. I noticed his fins tearing(?) gradually the past month. I treated him for fin rot but the edges of his fins are not black and are not receding any further. However, they are still not well. The water levels are fine. I change his water regularly. I do...
  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a 1.5 year old veil-tailed betta. I noticed his fins tearing gradually the past month. I treated him for fin rot but the edges of his fins are not black and are not receding any further. However, they are still not well. The water levels are fine. I change his water regularly. I do have...
  9. Betta Fish Care
    His fins were fine yesterday so I'm assuming he teared it on something. I don't have any fake plants in my tank so I don't know what he'd get caught on. What do you think?
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Poor Hokey Pokey split his dorsal fin today. Not quite sure how he did it, but his fins have looked thin ever since I had him. I believe he ripped it while flaring. His anal fin and caudal fin have thin spots as well, and I've notice tiny pinholes. Is this a sign of fin rot? (I've attached...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I got my male Veiltail betta Marlin almost two years ago now. He is kept in a 2.5 gallon tank with a grated top (chicken wire). His water is kept constant at around 78-80F. I change the water 50% every other day and 100% every third change. His rear tail (NOT his dorsal or ventral)...
  12. Betta Fish Care
    Hey there y'all, so Mahak's fin is healing up pretty okay, I think. It only has a little more to go before it is completely healed :-D But I noticed that at the point where the tear stops on his tail, it looks like a hole? Like the tail started healing further down than that point, thus leaving...
  13. Betta Fish Care
    Hey there, I've had my fish Mahak for a week now. He was doing fine, making a buttload of bubble nests and playing with the bubbles from the baffled filter outtake but today I noticed that he has a tear in his fine about 1/3 length of his back fin. This just happened today as this morning he...
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