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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey everyone, I’m new to this forum. I really need some help and advice, my Betta seems to have some weird bug mark on his head which wasn’t there last week! I have only had him for about a week (October 31- November 7th). He is a happy little guy, swimming around like crazy and eating well. I’m...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    my betta (harry) seems quite sick and i don’t know what to do. Harry is my first ever fish. info— i’ve had harry since mid-june and he has been great up until now. he is in a 10g filtered/heated tank with live plants (swords, stem plants, floating) and nothing that seems like it could hurt him...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    HELP!! what are these white things on him!!? how do i help him!!?? i noticed he’s been hiding more today, but he still ate. they weren’t there yesterday. i can try to take better pics if these aren’t good enough…
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    How many gallons is your tank? 2.5 Does it have a filter? yes Does it have a heater? yes What temperature is your tank? 78° Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? one mystery snail Food: What food brand do you use? Omega One Do...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi ! i need immediate help so i’m coming here sorry if i’m breaking any rules i’m new and i’m panicking. My betta has this weird bubble on his fin. AHHH <—- that’s the link. He’s acting normally and isn’t lethargic and hasn’t lost appetite. It just popped up today. What is this? Do i need to...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta has been acting weird since I took him out of his tank with a measuring cup! :( I don’t like to use my net much bc I’ve heard it’s preferred not to by other betta keepers! He freaked out when I used the cup and placed him in his temporary tank while I clean his 10 gallon! his reactions...
  7. Betta Pictures
    Can someone please identify the gender of my fish. I think it’s a koi betta fish? But I’m also unsure if it’s male or female. If this additional information also helps indicate the gender- it was more expensive than the typical male looking ones.
  8. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi, I have a 10 gallon aquarium for my fish, Willie. I have been through so many filters but they have all ended up being so loud. For example the one I have in his tank right now is the Tetra Internal Power Filter which is supposed to be very quiet but mine sounds horrible. I even cleaned out...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So my betta fish has been so active and willing to eat ever since I got him about 6 months ago, and that hasn’t changed, but lately he’s been having some problems. For one thing, he has what looks to be fin rot. I tried betta fix for a few days to treat that, but then I ran out and anyway I’ve...
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    OH NO! I got home today and realized that I think my Betta has fin rot!!! I did a half change and took all of the pointy objects out of his tank, Tomorrow I will do a full change and fully clean his tank under conditioned water. Than I plan to do half changes everyday until he gets better. Any...
  11. Betta Fish Care
    My fish that I got the other day has a much darker coloration on his head than on the rest of his body, I am not sure if that is just part of his coloration or if I should be worried. Any help would be appreciated.
  12. Meet the Betta Keepers
    Hey y'all I just got this Betta on saturday and I rly like it but I worry about it so thats why I joined this page. I hope y'all can help me to be more educated on the topic and help me keep it non stressed. I have been a catch and release fisherman for my whole life but just became interested...
  13. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone :) I'm completely new to forum posting, especially on a Betta specific site, so feel free to move my thread to the appropriate place if necessary. :grin2: So today while I was doing my water changes for my 2 boys, I saw this weird red stuff growing on the artificial plants in one of...
  14. Betta Fish Care
    Good Morning, My co-worker and I adopted Finley from Petsmart a month ago. We are new fish owners. On Wednesday before his water change we noticed he had a "growth" on his fin. The first 3 pictures were taken on Thursday and the last 4 were taken this morning. It looks like it has grown...
  15. Betta Fish Care
    Hello, I just purchased a betta from Petco today. He seemed fine in the store and was a pale grey color. He was pretty active compared to my other options so I didn't think he was sick. However, after only a couple of hours in his new tank (cycled 2.5 gallon with a filter and heater). He began...
  16. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello! I'm new to the forums, and this will be my first post. I'm trying to make sure my betta is living in the best possible conditions. My roommate and suitemate say my betta tank set up is fine, but I have some questions... I bought a new betta fish about one or two weeks ago. My suitemate...
  17. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    The day before Yesterday I noticed that my beta fish simba was swimming like odd. Like he doesn't swim smooth he kind of jerks. So I got worried but he was doing ok other than that. But yesterday I noticed he would swim and then stop and out of no where start sinking to the bottom. He doesn't...
  18. Betta Fish Care
    i just got a male betta and he tends to stay in the back of his tank and in the top. is he ok?
  19. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had my betta fish Blu for a couple months. He's been pretty active. I rarely see him at the bottom of the tank. However yesterday I noticed that his face was turning from a navy blue (hence the name) to a gold color. I looked online & decided to clean out his tank. I cleaned it out & put...
  20. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I recently got a beta fish and I'm not the best owner I went to clean out my beta fishes tank (which hadn't been done in a while) and he was fine. But when we took him out of the tank and into a small cup he looked completely dead. It could have been shock because the water was a bit warmer than...
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