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  1. Fluval Spec Help!!!

    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...
  2. Temperature PLEASE READ HELP

    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...
  3. Sick Betta needs help 🥺

    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...
  4. HELP!!! Betta has ripped fins!

    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...
  5. Jumped and Bleached

    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...
  6. My Female Betta is Panting and Acting Strange/Can Not Leave Bottom of Tank

    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...
  7. Help please!

    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.
  8. New Betta worried he may have fin rot

    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...
  9. Help The Avatar

    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...
  10. Please Help!! Popeye?

    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...
  11. High pH. Help!!!!

    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...
  12. I don’t know If my betta is ok

    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...
  13. HELP - I'm not sure whats wrong with my betta

    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...
  14. Possibly egg bound female? Help

    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...
  15. Worm like thing on my betta??

    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...
  16. Maybe Sick Betta? Please Help!

    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...
  17. Betta Fish sinks to the Bottom of the Tank

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My Betta Fish (Halfmoon) just spends all his time on the bottom of the tank lethargic. The tank is fully cycled, heated (25oC) and filtered. It is a 5 gallon tank and gets regular 20% water change. His tank mates are 2 ghost shrimps and there is 3 large Marimo moss balls in the tank and that's...
  18. Will A Female Betta Kill Tetras??

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    So I seem to be losing neon tetra out of the blue and it is pretty darn worrisome. I have a 10-gallon tank. For the past two months it has had one female betta, HAD 8 tetra, and some live plants. I did a full nitrogen cycle before adding any fish - and according to my API master kit the water...
  19. Please help - betta listless at bottom of tank

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    First off, I've never posted here before, so apologies if I mess this up! Please let me know if I should be posting somewhere else/did this incorrectly. I have a betta (named Kylo) that I got from Petco back in June. He's usually very active, swimming around his tank and eating 3-4 pellets a...
  20. Unintended New Owner of a Betta - Asking for Tips

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello, all. I've come here to ask for your collective help. My office had a secret santa yesterday, and one of the participants thought it would be hilarious to give away a live fish as one of the gifts. Har, har. So, long story short, it fell to me, and I am now the owner of a blue Veiltail...
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