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  1. Choosing a healthy Betta?

    Betta Fish Care
    So, I have a 10 gallon divided tank for two Bettas. I am planning to buy them tomorrow (Tank has already been filtered and set up, it's all ready!) I really want to buy two healthy males. I don't want one to be sick, and then get the other one sick as well. What should I look for in a...
  2. How to fatten up a betta?

    Betta Fish Care
    So I went to PetSmart on Sunday to buy more dog food and water conditioner, and just for fun decided to pop by and look at the bettas. 8-) I ended up seeing this little greenish guy below, he pulled on my heartstrings, and now he's home set up in his own tank. It wasn't too clear from his...
  3. Please Help!!!!! Urgent!!!

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello! How can I safely keep a small female betta in a one gallon tank? READ THIS STORY BEFORE YOU POST HATE COMMENTS My little sister got a betta in September "Bubbles" who is a female. My sister pays no attention to Bubbles whatsoever so I feed Bubbles and take care of her. Bubbles is in a 1...
  4. Is this guy a tail biter?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    He's in a 2 gallon, heated tank with plants. He's happy, active, a little piggie, and just generally awesome. He gets 50% water changes twice a week. His tail look okay to you? I don't think it's rot, but maybe he bites. I've had him for a year, and he came from Petco with long fins so I'm...
  5. Indian Almond Leaf

    Betta Pictures
    Just want to show you guys a pic of my EE after I put the IAL in his tank with him. I posted a few weeks ago about a fin issue with this guy, Storm is his name. He was biting his own fins and I started more frequent water changes with aquarium salt. I ordered some IAL prior to his biting...
  6. Betta Care Pamphlet

    Betta Fish Care
    Being a betta fish fanatic has lead me to see how proper betta care should look like and the inadequacy of some betta owner's "know-how" on how "proper" care should look like. This is a passion that I feel is shared with some of those on this site. In an attempt to change the betta fish's...
  7. Help! New betta caretaker in need of assistance!

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi everyone! This is my first time posting on this site, and I know you guys will be able to help me out. So lets start out with my issue. I was in a secret santa kind of gift exchange, and for one of my gifts, I was given a betta fish and a 1/2 gallon container betta kit. Naturally I set...
  8. Got that nice rounded belly!

    Betta Fish Care
    I've had my fish about two weeks now... I've got two male crowntails. They're both doing great and when I got them, they had streamlined bodies, but now I see they're starting to get that little rounded belly that people are saying is healthy. I'm a bit sad that I have to cut back though ]= I...
  9. new betta not eating... any advice?

    Betta Fish Care
    I just got my new betta, Felix (after the composer Mendelssohn...can you tell I'm a musician?) yesterday. He was pretty healthy when I picked him up from PetCo, and his tank has been set up with new and conditioned water for two weeks (I set it up before leaving for Spring Break). Overall, he's...
  10. What kind/color of betta do I have?

    Betta Fish Care
    And does he look healthy to the trained eye? We are betta newbies, but we fell in love with him because he was different than others we've seen. The striped effect on his gill continues on his body as he swims about depending on the light. At first I was worried about the spots on him but...
  11. NEED HELP - Confused

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I suspected that my fish Lapis has fin rot, but I'm a complete newbie to diseases so I wasn't sure. I asked others and it seemed that it may be, so I just started treating today with AQ salt. My question though is, How will I know when he starts to get better? I think I have to treat his...
  12. Rescue?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello all! I will be getting my first ever betta this week. Through much research, his tank is a two gallon, hexagonal tank that will be bought @ Petsmart. I've googled and youtubed (is that a word?) "bettas from petsmart", "bettas from petco", and even, "bettas from walmart". Out of all, the...
  13. How's he looking?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi, guys. Dumbledore is my new betta, I got him Monday night and seems to e enjoying his new home. However, I got him from Walmart before I knew what fin rot was, and other nasty diseases. I went to Petsmart today and talked to the fish woman and she suggested just dropped fungus killer tabs...
  14. What does fin rot look like?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My girl artemis has black on the end of her fins and little bits jutting out, almost like a crowntail, but like.. one crowntail way back in the line of veils. she is all red and her fins are tinted red but mostly clear. she was the least healthy of the 4 i got. they all get along well. she is...
  15. Hi I'm new here. This is my male betta Flow.

    Betta Pictures
    I have him for over a month now. Since I'm new to bettas, I don't know what exactly is my betta's breed. Maybe some of you have an idea? Here is a pic.
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