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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    hey everyone. i am a tad bit paranoid and think my betta has like every illness out there even though i may be overthinking but here are the pictures. he has a slight pink tinge to his fin and i cant tell if he is having. harad time stayin afloat or if he just likes to swim down and hide and...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello. This is my first Betta. I purchased him from someone in the classifieds 2.5 days ago. I was told he is about 1 year old (they bought him from the pet store 1 year ago). In watching him closely, I noticed that his caudal and anal fins have some white and red discoloration at the tips. I...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello guys im new to betta world before month i get a gift from my girlfriend a male betta and he was strong and beautiful after days i introduce him to a female and now i have betta fry ! And thats good but today i looked at my male i saw there is a white edges on his bottom fins as shown in...
  4. Betta Fish Care
    So we recently got this betta fish (named Zion, I’ve attached a picture) around one week ago - we noticed that when we got him he seemed in pretty rough shape from the previous home - we noticed that some of the top fins seemed ragged and was wondering if it was fin rot or torn fins and if there...
  5. Betta Fish Care
    Hi everyone! Just recently brought home my first Betta. He was labeled as a veiltail but as I was reading up on Betta care I came across a photo of a spade tail and I'm wondering if he was mislabeled? Love him either way!
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Has anyone ever seen any color change like this in a betta??! I've had my betta for almost two months now. He seems really healthy. He is always actively exploring his 5 gallon planted tank and is fed twice a day except on his fasting day. Over the last two weeks I noticed his anal fins turning...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Disclaimer: I know the tank is too small and he should have a heater, but I’m a broke college student and no one else wanted him, so I’m doing the best I can with what I’ve got. Symptoms and Treatment: Photos at the bottom. I rescued this fish from my brother, who’d kept it in the tiny plastic...
  8. 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...
  9. Betta Fish Care
    Hello! Would like advise to whether I should pull this betta or not. The sorority has only been together 3 days or so. She definitely has some decent sized fin nips and was being bullied the first couple days and I was about to pull her, but then today I actually saw her flaring when aggressed...
  10. Betta Fish Care
    Hello my bettas name is Kyle and his fins have seen better days the last few months. I have treated for fin rot and removed everything he could be getting his fins ripped or shredded on while also covering most of the filter slots and cutting most of the flow out of the tank Housing: fluval How...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello all I got a new betta about 3 days ago and have noticed that there appears to be something either attached to the fin of the betta or the fin has some how knotted together almost. I’ve attached a picture so you can see what I’m talking about. Hoping there’s someone out there that could...
  12. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I just did a water change this morning, and it didn't go great, I didn't have a net so I tried to get him out with my hands(yes I washed them in conditioned water), I eventually quickly went and got him a net from the store and got him out that way, but that was after pouring his water...
  13. Betta Chat
    Hi guys. i got this betta from fish market for cheap price for MYR 6. Would like to asks some advise from everyone here 1. Base on the scales color is him sick? 2. Is there anything wrong with the fin? as what i see the edge of the fin seems uneven. 3. I did put water conditioner as the water is...
  14. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, My betta (veiltail) has a curled top fin and it almost seems ripped a bit. None of is other fins seem to be damaged at all which is why I dont think its fin rot, but then again Im not a betta expert at all. Also, how will I be able to tell if my betta has velvet, he is a pale almost see...
  15. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    STORY Hi everyone, I have a 1 and a half year old male betta named Moonstone who keeps getting shredded fins. About 1 month after I bought Moon, I noticed that his back fins had slight ripping. At first I believed it was his log hide that was causing the tears. The hide was artificial and was a...
  16. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had my betta spot for 6 weeks. After week one i noticed that his top, bottom and front fins were being to curl. I thought it might be fin rot so I got him some IAL and began water changes every other day. Still got worse, so I began adding very small amounts of aquarium salt. Still got...
  17. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My poor betta's fins have been all tattered up for almost a month now :( I immediately began doing water changes every 1-2 weeks and treating the tank with aquarium salt since I read up on it being good for preventing pretty much every illness. I've been adding aquarium salt every other day now...
  18. Betta Fish Care
    I've had my betta for a month. He is in a 5 gallon, cycled tank with a heater and filter. Water change every 1-2 weeks. He is a Elephant Ear Betta (Man, I love these) Today, I noticed he tore one of his front long fins. I am almost positive he tore it on this fake plant I have in the tank...
  19. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi All, My office has a fish named WebEx that most people treat with amusement but lately it has gotten sick and its breaking my heart - I am a fish lover. I don't have total control of the tank/care situation since it's not my fish but I could use some advice so that I can try to influence the...
  20. Betta Fish Care
    Help! I just bought him from a local store. I just cycled my tank. if you need more information about it: pH:7.8pH Ammonia: 0ppm Nitrite: 0ppm Nitrate:10ppm Filter: Yes, but I turn it off at least 4 hours each day Heater: Nope. Since I live in Southeast Asia. It's very hot in here. Water...
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