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  1. New owner :) What is he?

    Betta Chat
    Hello everyone! This is my new Betta named Merlin, He's beautiful!! :love: I was wondering if anyone could tell me what kind of Betta he is? Thanks in advance!
  2. Ciel's very first photoshoot

    Betta Pictures
    Here are the resuls of Ciel's first photoshoot. I didn't want to stress him out too much since I used a light he wasn't used to so it was very quick, but I am very proud of the first photo. :)
  3. SIP Prince Azul

    Betta Memorials
    Prince Azul (featured in my profile pic), I got him on a whim 3 years ago when I went to pick up food for my turtles I saw him sitting there and fell in love with him immediately. He reminded me of Nemo as his left fin was pretty torn up, but he had a fighting spirit and immediately swam up when...
  4. Homemade 2.5 Gallon Betta Tank

    Planted Betta Tanks
    Hey all! I keep finding glass and/or acrylic laying around the house I'm renting. I have botched a 12L acrylic build and successfully built a 10L glass tank. While I was water testing the 10L in my basement, I noticed a large piece of glass near the furnace. I decided that I'd build a betta...
  5. 1st betta, already made a mistake...advice?

    Betta Chat
    I got this wonderful betta 2 weeks ago, named him JAZZ (very energetic when i picked up his tiny cup at the petshop, made me think: JAZZ HANDS lol) Until today he lived in a little fish bowl my mother purchased for me. I had googled bettas to make sure I was looking after him properly- of...
  6. Office Aquarium Set Up Advice

    Planted Betta Tanks
    Hey all! This is my first ever post after lurking about this forum for the past few days. I will be setting up my first ever aquarium this week and had some logistics questions I was hoping for feedback on. We had fresh and saltwater tanks in my home growing up, but they were my dad's thing and...
  7. Worried New Betta Owner😕

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi! I'm new to the forum and to bettas, but I'd like to add that I've researched a bit and watched videos on them. I have a Twin Tail Halfmoon Betta and I've had him for about 3 days now and he's been doing fine. But when I came home today, he isn't acting how he was the last 2 days. I don't...
  8. My New Betta :) Color Pattern?

    Betta Fish Care
    This is Viggo. He's a super delta tail. I'm doing a fish-in cycle with him following the two sentence tutorial, so far he seems healthy, exploring his tank, flaring a little bit but nothing major, once almost got stuck between the filter and tank wall, but got out by himself, and I readjusted...
  9. Help me decide if this will be a good tank for my Betta PLEASE

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi! Before I get on with my question(s) here's a little bit of background… I'm a 16 year old in highschool with bad anxiety. My mom thought it would be a good idea to get me a fish tank for my room since watching my little sister's fish swim around in her tank calms me down with my anxiety and...
  10. Wynn, my new Betta (and first)

    Betta Pictures
    Hi, I'm new to Betta and the site but thought I would start here by sharing my first Betta. I got Wynn from a Pet Value last week. I thought his iridescent colouring was striking and was pleased that he was a feisty fella too :-D He is very social with me, if I come to the tank he will swim...
  11. Sudden damage to tail on Omar

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi. My amazing betta boy Omar's tail got shredded within minutes. It was perfect and now it's awful and kind of upsetting. He is my first betta. The only new ish thing in my tank is a betta log which I just examined and felt a sharp part on the inside of. I made that smooth. There is a corner...
  12. New tank!

    Betta Chat
    My poor little guy Rumi is currently "surviving" in a 2.6 gallon heated and filtered tank. Not the worst thing in the world but he must be feeling a little claustrophobic, so I went ahead and ordered a 5 gallon Fluval Spec V tank. It looks super fabulous and has a pretty rad filtration system...
  13. worried about first betta

    Betta Fish Care
    i just got my first betta yesterday from petsmart. i purchased national geographic's 1.2 gallon half moon aqua oasis starter kit along with aqueon betta food, a "hiding spot", and a plastic plant(dont worry, i am planning on fixing this as soon as possible!). my only issues with the tank is that...
  14. Help?

    Betta Fish Care
    I have a 2.5 gallon tank with a filter and would love to put a betta in. It held a mushroom coral and nearly a clown loach and comet goldfish. Thanks:-D Does not own any fish:(
  15. New Betta with Fin Rot? Something Else? Help?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, first-time betta owner as of Feb. 11, 2014 (name: Alcibiades, affectionately called "Fishheh"). This is my first post here, but I've been reading this forum for a little over one year. I am looking for pics and will post them once I have them. I wrote a lot and hopefully it will be...
  16. Hi, new here first time Betta

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi, I just bought my betta yesterday, as a late Christmas gift from a cousin. It's a male crown tail...and I have a few questions lol Now, I spoke with several people yesterday and (I know I could have googled it, that's my bad) no one told me about acclimating the tank and the nitrigen cycle...
  17. New Betta owner, few questions (and I read the guides first!)

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi there! As of yesterday, I am the proud owner of a lively male Betta whom I named Louis (pronounced like Louis in Louis Armstrong :P). I am rather an obsessive pet owner, after growing up around people who unintentionally mistreat their animals, and want to make sure I'm not accidentally...
  18. Newbie fish keeping

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello! I'm new to this forum and I've recently been struck with the urge to adopt a betta fish and give it a good home. I've been reading all over many sites including this one for information on betas and how to keep them. I've got most of the things down, such as a tank (I'm going to try and...
  19. First time betta fish owner!

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I will soon be receiving my very own betta fish! Since I will become a first time owner I have some questions regarding general care etc. First, my parents are only allowing me to get a two to three gallon fish bowl or tank (pleased no hate, saying I'm cruel). How can I lengthen the life of my...
  20. My First Fish

    Meet the Betta Keepers
    Hey everyone! I'm a young adult hoping to purchase a Betta Fish on Friday (August Friday 6th) I'm very new to owning fish, but not to pets in general. I've had several pets, a dog, 3 cats, a finch, 2 hamsters, a horse (I leased), and a hedgehog, but never ever a fish! So I'm very excited, but I...