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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Today I noticed that my betta fish has a sore on his face. It’s a red big sore that looks kinda white in the center. I included some pictures. I changed his water test days ago and he’s still eating and moving around. What should I do?
  2. Meet the Betta Keepers
    Hello Guys. I am senior in High-school living in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. I have run into personal issues with my housing situation. In the picture is my Betta George. Unfortunately he may not be able to leave home with me when I’ll be homeless. I want someone who can really take care...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My Betta, Suneater has just started looking very bad, when I left for work earlier he was swimming slowly but still moving. When I got him he was already not looking good, I got him a year ago from someone who was not taking good care of him so I took him. I don't know his age, and he had always...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I got my betta a month ago. Marino recently had fin rot which I cured with freshwater aquarium salt. He has improved a lot and I have slowly started taking the salt out of the tank. He has 10 gallon tank to himself. I sanded his rock decorations before putting them in and all the fake plants are...
  5. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I recently put my betta Merik in a 5 gallon fluval spec aquarium. It’s great, he loves it- I’ve read a million reviews on how this tank is great for bettas. I also read reviews from people talking about how their bettas love to suction themselves to the grate where the filter is - the setting...
  6. Betta Fish Care
    Hello! I have two bettas in separate 8 gallon tanks. I have had heaters for awhile but recently i purchased a new thermometer that’s more accurate and found out my digital thermometers were WAY off. The actual temperature of their water was about 86 degrees. So I lowered their temperature to 80...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 10 gallon Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 82° Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Yes Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? Not anymore but before she got sick she was in a...
  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! My Platinum white halfmoon dumbo betta has pretty badly ripped fins. He is very healthy eats frozen and the best pellets. I also house ghost shrimp and an adult brisslenose pleco with my betta. She often leaves lots of poop everyday(a lot). My water chemistry is practically perfect and...
  9. Betta Fish Care
    Joined because I have something odd that happened to my Female Betta. We got home from Church and found she had jumped her tank. We assumed she was dead, but when we went to pick her up, she started flipping around. We put her back immediately into a still-water vase, since the bigger tank with...
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 3.5 Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 78-79 Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? One ghost shrimp Food: What food brand do you use...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, so I have had this betta for 4 months now and his fins have gotten progressively worse but I don’t know if it’s fin rot or not a problem at all? He was sold to me as a butterfly halfmoon.
  12. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I recently bought a new betta about three weeks ago, I’ve done half water changes twice, Kept his water near 78 degrees, have appropriate (not sharp) tank decor and a Marimo ball. Recently I started noticing the ends on his fins turning white, then I noticed small black spots followed by what...
  13. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey guys first time poster and complete noob so please forgive me if I do this wrong! I've had Aang for 6 months now and its been a bit rocky from the start but we always get through it with guidance from the pet store I bought him from. But as New Zealand is in lockdown I no longer have the...
  14. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi! I have a female betta (Barb) who I’ve had for almost a year. Last week her heater broke and I installed a new one two days ago. She is in a two gallon tank with gravel, a filter, a mystery snail, and java ferns. On Thursday, within the span of 10 hours she got a HUGE bubble over her right...
  15. Betta Fish Care
    Around 3 months ago I moved my Betta that I have had for four years now into a new tank. It is 10 gallons with a filter and heater. No tankmates. The tank is planted as well. I don't dose ferts or have any sort of plant substrate in the tank, just sand. I live in an area with hard water so I use...
  16. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I just got a new betta fish almost a week ago now and he makes me nervous and concerned everyday. He lives in a planted 9 gallon fluval flex with my snail who I have had longer than I’ve had the betta. The second night I had him he ate three pellets but then spit the third one out and hasn’t...
  17. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi guys, I have a bumblebee male beta fish I got back in November at a Petco. Things have been great honestly so far, I keep him in a 5-gallon tank with a single ghost shrimp and they have had no problems getting along, and like I said there have been no issues until now. I moved, and when I...
  18. Breeding Betta Fish
    Hey I posted here before, I have a CT female, Strawberry. She has a very round belly with a very prominent egg spot, her appetite seems to be normal. The bulge hasn't gone down at all (in case she is constipated), the area above her spot is slightly yellow (will add photo). I got to university...
  19. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello all I got a new betta about 3 days ago and have noticed that there appears to be something either attached to the fin of the betta or the fin has some how knotted together almost. I’ve attached a picture so you can see what I’m talking about. Hoping there’s someone out there that could...
  20. Betta Chat
    Hello! I've just got back from a three week trip abroad. While I was gone, I had a friend of mine take care of my Betta, Rune. I had just changed the water a few days before I left as I had started to notice a little bit of red beginning to form on his fin close to his body. I told my friend to...
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