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  1. Betta Fish Care
    I bought each of my kids a betta fish (separate tanks) and both of them died within 24 hours, they are devastated to say the least. I bought 3 gallon aquariums for each of them, filled them with water and put in the water conditioner. The aquariums came with a filter and a water heater that...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi guys! Just a little background on the situation currently.... my boyfriend "stole" a random betta fish off a table at a wedding we went to recently. He felt bad, understandably so. The little guy was stuck in such a small container!! We have no idea what type of betta this is.. I’m assuming...
  3. Betta Fish Care
    Hello! I am a new fish owner. I have set up a 5 gallon tank, temperature is between 78-80, filter is going, water conditioner was added 3 days ago, and the biological enhancer has been added the last 3 days (as per instructions for new aquariums on the bottle). I have used the test strips to...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, so Ive been having issues with my betta for a few weeks now, I got him around two months ago at PetSmart and the worker there helped me out a lot and gave me really good tips and I've followed them all so far and everything was going great until recently. He had a swelled belly and it was...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm a beginner in fish keeping and over night I noticed that my betta's fins were torn like this in the picture. I read that it might be fin rot or decoration that might have damage its fins. There was a plastic plant in the fish tank that I removed immediately. I just want to be sure if it's...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi all, I’ve had my betta for about 4 days now. I set up my tank and treated for 3 days before introducing him. Day 1 he ate a couple pellets but has not eaten since. Day 1 and 2 he was looking really nice and blue and zipped around his tank most of the day (not sure if this is where things...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone! I recently got a Betta fish who is now set up in a 6gal tank with heater and filter. He's been in there for about a week now, and he is eating regularly, is super energetic, and seems healthy. However, I've noticed a spot on his lower fin that looks clear/white. The fin is still...
  8. Betta Chat
    this is my betta, salsa. She's a few weeks old. When I got her she was really active and swam to the top of the tank whenever I passed by. A little while ago I changed her water (it's a small tank so I should be changing it frequently) long story short she's stressed, the tank was way too cold...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I have just started my first sorority tank and after a lot of research, I am realizing I still did a million things wrong. So one thing I didn't think of was how to separate an injured girl. She is a sweetheart and was picked on by a few of the others to the point that a piece of her...
  10. Planted Betta Tanks
    I have a betta in a 10 gallon tank. I do have some floating plants currently but brought some more plants to be put in the tank. I also brought some ADA Aqua Soil (version 2), but I’ve heard that it leeches ammonia and takes around 3-4 weeks maybe longer. I do not want to take the fish out of...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, My betta has a hole in his fin that wasn’t there this morning? He still seems very active and eating away but I’m worried it’s something sinister? I’ve only had him just over 4weeks now and while I’ve been a shrimp keeper for years, this this my first betta. He is in an established tank...
  12. Betta Chat
    last night when I was about to do a partial water change on my dragon scales tank I realized that she was swimming kinda sideways, there was a slight curve in her spine and she was sitting at the bottom and sometimes when she would go to swim she would just go to the bottom of the tank, I am...
  13. Betta Fish Care
    hi we recently moved and my fish tank has been cloudy and my Betta fins look so different I don't know what to do
  14. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I got my betta fish on the 19 of April. He’s in a ten gallon with a heater and filter. I’ve never seen him eat. I’ve tried pelletes, flakes, and freeze Dried blood worms but he hasn’t seemed the least bit interested in food. I’m worried he’s going to starve. I don’t know why he isn’t eating he...
  15. Betta Fish Care
    I don't know what is wrong with my fish! Me and my boyfriend moved him to a five gallon tank Saturday. These last three days he has been on the bottom of the tank like this. His mouth is opening and closing and his gills are doing the same. I heard those might be behaviors caused my ammonia...
  16. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, this is my first betta fish and I have noticed he has developed signs of fin rot :( any help on how to treat him? Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 5 Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 25.7 Does your tank have an air stone or other...
  17. Betta Fish Care
    Hello, I am new and this is a bit of a long post but here goes- A couple weeks ago, I purchased a baby beta from the pet store. We had the tank heated to 80 degrees, we cleaned the tap water with stress coat, quick start, stress zyme, aqua safe plus, and aquarium salt. We had cycled the water...
  18. Betta Fish Care
    Hi, I am new to looking after a betta fish and was unaware that you had to cycle your tank before you add fish so I am now doing a fish-in cycle. I don’t know if my nitrogen cycle has started, or what stage it is at. I have been using the API Ammonia test kit and API test strips (I know the...
  19. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I’ve had my beta fish for a couple of months now, I bought him from a pet shop. He settled in really well to his 21L tank and I even got a snail for him. I’ve treated him for fin rot and he seemed to have bounced back, but lately he’s been resting 24/7, floating around and sleeping near the...
  20. Planted Betta Tanks
    Hello! I recently started a 10g planted aquarium but I've been using ceramic decorations instead of natural wood/rock. How would you recommend cleaning these, and how often? Also, should I be siphoning the gravel in a planted tank? (The plants I have are in just regular gravel, I've been told...
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