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  1. Rosetail with fin rot

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, everyone! I'm new to this forum as a member but have stalked it for a while and enjoy reading all of the information posted here. My husband and I purchased a rosetail betta from Petco back in late August and his name is DaVinci. He's a gorgeous little guy and has always been so much...
  2. Help! Filter Cartridge Rust-Colored Brown

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I have 1 betta fish in a 10 gallon heated/filter tank. Temperature is set at 80 degrees. I last cleaned the tank 2 weeks ago using tap water. The tap water is generally clean in my city, although the city's infrastructure is old, so I treat the water with Aqueon Water Conditioner just in...
  3. Colorblind & Ammonia Tests Kits

    Betta Chat
    So, I bought an ammonia test kit for my Betta... and I realized that I couldn't really read the results because I'm R/G colorblind. I realize this is going to be an issue moving forward. Does anyone have any suggestions for reading Ammonia/Nitrites/Nitrates other than a color-based indicator...
  4. New Betta Owner - Something wrong??

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi! I'm new to caring for betta fish as well as bettafish.com. My only real experience with fish in general originates when I was a lot younger when I had my fair share of goldfish. Now I'm 19 and live in a college dorm and I thought having something to care for would really liven things up...
  5. Unable to tell whats wrong.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Let me make my situation simple. I got a fish, stuck it in a half gallon bowl, realized that that's the worst thing you can do to a betta, brought out my 3 1/2 gallon. I then go stuck doing a fish in cycle, so I did I fish in cycle for about a month and I realized something was up. My fish...
  6. Tank questions/concerns

    Betta Fish Care
    So I have this female betta who lives in the living room. She currently lives in a 128 fl ounce Aqueon Minibow aquarium with a filter. Inside she has a small Marino and a Balinese lantern to hide in. I could put her in a 5 gallon but it would have no filter. I want to give her more space so I...
  7. Fish missing!!

    Other Fish
    Ok so I recently added 4 Rasporas to my Bettas tank and I've had them for a day now and they haven't had any problems with the betta. When I left for work, all 5 were accounted for. However, When I came home, one of the Rasporas were gone! I've looked all in between the rocks and behind the tank...
  8. Betta Possibly Sick and Needs Help

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi Everyone, I hope to get some help for my little Betta. So I've had my fish for about a year and a half now and he was always a lazy fellow. But recently he has just been a bit overly lazy. He has been showing a lot of concerns for me in the past two months. First, maybe not too important...
  9. Can someone tell me what is up with my Betta?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello Everyone! I am new to the forum and fairly new to owning bettas and would really appreciate it if someone could "diagnose" my betta. His name is Gobs and I recently just moved him into a 2.5 gallon tank with a heater. I thought I was doing okay until I noticed the very ends of his tail...
  10. Is this betta a spade tail?

    Betta Pictures
    About a year ago I wanted to try breeding my male betta so I bought a female and put them together (I didn't know what I was doing) and they almost instantly tore each other apart. The male I had ended up dying and the female only lost a small chunk from her tail. Well I still have her and I...
  11. Cycling Problems. Please help!

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Sorry for the long read.. So, to start off I am a newbie with Bettas. A good friend of mine absolutely loves Bettas and she has been helping me learn how to properly care for mine. His name is Odin. Just recently I had gone on vacation and left Odin with her until I got back. When I got back I...
  12. Betta Floating sideways after water change!! HELP FAST!!! Swim Bladder??

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
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  13. My New Fish Won't Eat!

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi, my name is Julia, and I just got my first fish a few days ago. He's a crowntail betta, and he is absolutely gorgeous, but I'm worried about him. I've had him for five days, and I don't think he's eaten since I've brought him home. When I do feed him, he just flares and wiggles at his food...
  14. Advice for a new betta owner?! Am I doing ok?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi everyone. I bought my first fighting fish a couple of days ago. I did exactly as I was told in regards to preparing the tank, letting it run for a couple of days before getting the fish and introducing the fish to its new environment. The manager at the store tested the water of my tank to...
  15. Betta Not Eating! :(

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 1.5 Gal What temperature is your tank? 74 degrees Does your tank have a filter? yes 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...
  16. bottom feeding

    Betta Fish Care
    Recently I bought a female betta from petsmart. She is gorgeous, she's so pale you can almost see her insides, except for some spots on her face and the base of her fins(aptly named her Ghostie). Anyway, I know that betta fish are supposed to be top feeders, and my other betta (Mako, like the...
  17. Does my betta Bb have ick?!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi I'm new to this but I find this find pretty interesting. I'm also am a newbie owner of my beautiful betta boy. Except as I was reading some sicknesses and such, I think my betta might have ick possibly? He has two white spots where his nose area. I posted a picture so somebody please help...
  18. Is my betta sick?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Please help me! I am very new to owning a betta and I want to know if my betta is sick! The only symptoms I see are: His fins are clamped He occasionally darts around (although he has always done that) I'm not quite sure what's wrong and what I can do to solve this problem! And in case you...
  19. HELP!!! Are My Betta's Fins Torn?!?!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi there I'm pretty new to betta fish keeping and I have had a male betta for about three months now. I've been looking closely at him lately, and I think he has torn fins!!!:oops:He lives in a 1/2 gallon tank (I know it's small I'm going to get a new one for him soon) with gravel, rocks, 2...
  20. Is this a crown tail betta or a comb tail betta?

    Betta Pictures
    I just need more of a "professional" opinion on this fish, this person posted a photo of it on Instagram saying that she was a comb tail, because she's got double rays, and her "spikes" come out more then a regular single ray crown. I've always been told that comb tails are a cross of another...
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