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  1. Betta Fish Care
    I have several questions concerning bettas and flaring that I was hoping those with more experience in fishkeeping could help address. Generally speaking, it wise to encourage your betta to flare? Is flaring healthy for the fish or does it simply cause unnecessary stress? What are your...
  2. Betta Fish Care
    Hey everyone! I am new to the world of Bettas, I finally got my first Betta yesterday! I've done a ton of research and I want to make sure he is as happy as can be in his new home. I floated his bag for about 4 hours and then gradually let the water mix over a day, and this evening he is all...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi there. I'm new to this site and new to bettas. I purchased my first betta about 10 days ago now. She is in a 5-6 gallon tank. She has a heater and a filter. Recently her water started to smell of dirt and I could see some debris at the bottom so after reading some information I decided it...
  4. Betta Fish Care
    I'm worried about Fishie. He's still refusing to eat anything that isn't blood worms, his fins all of a sudden look like their getting smaller, and he doesn't flare up AT ALL anymore. He's still swimming around fine and when blood worms do come around he goes insane for them. But something just...
  5. Betta Fish Care
    Hi, I think I can finally post a picture of Sparkie (also, it is on my profile now). I just wanted to check with the fish experts here whether he looks healthy or not. I am a little concerned about the "white" areas you can see on his fins. They are very thin - they seem almost transparent. Is...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I'm new to this whole betta stuff and I was just wondering if my Betta is healthy or not. It's been a week since I first got him and I've notice some brown patches on the bottom of his mouth and the top of his head. Is this normal and thanks for taking the time to read my post :) I...
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