Betta Fish Forum banner


  1. White spots on my betta

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone! I recently got a betta, and I notice that his fins are not open and taut like most bettas--they are very flimsy, and they don't flare out like they are supposed to. On top of that, my betta also has some white spots on his head and his gills. Is he sick? I asked the guy I bought...
  2. Betta Fish Water Too Hot?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi! So I'm not new to betta fish care, but I have a question about a new tank. I have a betta in a 5 gallon, filtered, heated tank, but I'm wondering if the heater is making the water too warm. It's preset to 78, but the thermometer strip reads 82ish. My betta is very VERY active. HE eats great...
  3. Rehabilitation of Tofu

    Betta Chat
    Tofu is by far the most go-lucky betta fish that has ever become a part of our rescue. He tends to twirl around the bowl when he's hungry and when he wants attention! This little guy was purchased from a local Petco almost a month ago. He came to our rescue with serve fin bitting, severe fin...
  4. Is my fish healthy???

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    HI! my name is Sydney, i just bought a betta fish today from "pets unlimited". Seems to be fine. Great fins, active and not stressed. Noticed some black spots on its side but i'm pretty sure its apart of its coloring? just wanted to make sure and see if anyone could tell me if its healthy and...
  5. Your betta and their catappa leaf thread

    Betta Pictures
    There is nothing cuter than a sleepy betta under a catappa leaf. So hey, I want to see your betta! It can be any catappa leaf pic- cute, funny, or pretty. (apologies if this has been done before!)
  6. Leaving a Heater running?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello, I just want to say I'm sorry for being such a newbie!! I feel like I'm posting so often with so many questions, I'm not quite sure how to take care of a fish yet since I'm new. :oops: Haha.. On my last post I was talking about how my new fish has been a little sluggish and has lost a...
  7. Cleaning the Bowl

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello, My name's Jess, and I am new to the betta fish community! :) I've decided to sign up here so I can learn more about them and how to take care of them and keep them happy. I just bought a new betta fish named Gerard about a few days ago, and I already have come to love him. For now, he is...
  8. What Betta would you pick?

    Betta Pictures
    I want to get 2 bettas, these are the ones I am considering. Their home will be a spilt 10 gallon. Which do you guys like? I have no idea which to choose :( Also, do you think they look healthy? Also, how can I make sure my bettas are taken in a safe way. Im driving about and hour to pick them...
  9. Hanging around bottom of tank

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? : 2.5 What temperature is your tank? : 76-78 Does your tank have a filter? : No Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? : No Is your tank heated? : Yes What tank mates does your betta fish live with? : none Food What type of food do you feed...
  10. Helping my new Betta feel at home!

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    For Christmas I bought my son a fish tank. It's 30gallons and has a few fish in it so far. (2 platties, 2 black mollies, 4 serpae tetra and a tri-color shark -- yes, I know he'll have to go to a bigger tank when he's bigger.) They all came with the tank when I bought it on Kijiji. So I've had...
  11. Does our betta look healthy?

    Betta Fish Care
    He's been sleeping a lot lately and seems to be changing colors? He was all blue when we got him a year ago. Anyways, I wanted to know if anyone could take a look and let me know if you think he looks like a healthy betta. His tail looks a little choppy to me. Thanks!
  12. Is my betta healthy?/How can I keep him healthy? (Really longg)

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi everyone! I've just recently purchased a betta and I love it! However, I have a few concerns about my fish and I really would appreciate sensitive and supportive answers. :) Alright, so Cobalt, my betta wasn't the fittest or prettiest fish at the pet store. (His fins have a few tears in...
  13. If I can find a pretty and healthy one...

    Betta Chat
    I’ll be purchasing a new betta this week. Now I just have decide if I want to fill my 5 gallon up and get a mini plant for just put it in one of those vases they used to come in. (I really like the spongebob tank but I have too many tanks) (and I know heaven forbid I wanna put him in a vase. I...
  14. Nutrafin Betta Food?

    Betta Fish Care
    Does anyone have this type of food, and is it good for a betta? Here:
  15. My Babies!

    Betta Pictures
    I just wanted to share all of my Betta fish. I have 5 males (all separate tanks, obviously:)) Robert Frost is a Double-tail Halfmoon Betta Leonitous is a Halfmoon and the rest are just normal healthy males :) I believe Niko has the marble gene too. He's starting to turn turquoise now! Niko &...
  16. Help please.

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi im Sydney im 13 and i need help. i have had 3 betta fish when i was young but now i want to make sure this one stays alive. I have a couple of questions. 1. Right now i have my betta fish ( Beat ) in a fish bowl with press and seal on it, ( it has about 45 holes in it ) is that okay for now...
  17. Nursing a Betta back to health?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Today I saved a male betta from Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart keeps these little guys in the most deplorable conditions I've ever seen. If you walk down the fish aisle, depending on your store, you'll see the bettas in tiny compact containers with barley any water, stacked up on each other. Most of the...
  18. New Betta Mom :O)

    Betta Chat
    :-) Hi...I am a relatively " new Mom" to a wonderful crowntail Betta boy whom I call " Argo" He derives his name from his coloring: his shiny blue & green scales o his body are the same colors as is my college. I've had Argo in my home & heart for two months now & he seems to thrive. It has...