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  1. Betta Fish Care
    Hello! My name is Caytie and I have a betta, who I love! His name is Friend (I know. Original.) and I have had him for 7 or 8 months. And I am struggling. Heres whats going on. I got Friend on a whim at Petsmart. He is a male halfmoon betta. He was a pink white, and has turned more pink then...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 1 Does it have a filter? no Does it have a heater? no What temperature is your tank? 72 Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no Does your Betta have tank mates? no Food: What food brand do you use? New Life Spectrum/Aqueon Do you...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta Buford has been bloated for a week. he has a bulge but not too big. I've fasted him for a few days then given him a bit of blanched pea. he's in a vase that's a bit under a gallon no filter or heater I feed him pellets I change his water once a week He's been bloated several times...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 2 gallons What temperature is your tank? 78 degrees Fahrenheit Does your tank have a filter? Yes Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? filter also has a bubbler Is your tank heated? Yes What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Ok so I know this isn't about betas but idk what to do anymore. But recently my betta has been stealing my snails food. So I heard snails are nocturnal and mainly use scent to get around so I've been turning off the tank light at night and putting his algae flake so he had a chance of getting to...
  6. Betta Fish Compatibility
    My dwarf half moon male Betta fish has had this sludge in his tank since the moment I set it up at least a few months ago. He is in a 2.5 Gal which I will be upgrading him to a 10 gal in maybe 2 weeks or so. The 2.5 was just a waiting period tank until I could move my 10 gal back home. I don't...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm scared! I think Caroline has dropsy! Her scales are slightly raising and she has a ton of the dropsy symptoms! I can add pictures if you want but how do I cure dropsy? Is there even a cure? I apologize if I sound rude or pushy in this post. I am just really worried and scared.
  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Help! My betta seems to be under stress or something. Maybe a parasite? It's been having seizures and then lying on it's side on the ground heavily breathing. He has completely stopped eating and he's been at it for a couple of days. He has never done this before and I'm scared for his life...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    hi everyone, so i need some help. i have a baby betta fish who recently started just laying on the bottom of his tank, not moving and gasping! the water is tested fine, and it is at a good temperature. i was thinking maybe he is constipated, so i tried doing the pea method but he won't even move...
  10. Betta Fish Care
    I'm kinda new to the Betta fish thing. I bought my first fish about a month ago. I started him in a gallon bowl but after doing research i found out that isn't the ideal living conditions for a betta. As soon as i found out, the next day i went and bought a 1 gallon top fin tank with an under...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm new here and this is my first post so here goes... I bought a new betta 3 days ago, he is in a five gallon with a small filter, a heater and thermometer, and light. and hes so happy and is definitely swimming and super happy to be out of his bowl :-D my only question is that his i noticed...
  12. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    On Jan. 1st I purchased a Twin Tail Half Moon male betta (Bryan) and a Crown Tail female (Cocoa) for my 3 yr. old daughter. Bryan was not aggressive at all. I kept a really close eye them to watch their behavior towards each other. Never showed aggression to each other so I know they were...
  13. Betta Fish Compatibility
    I'm starting my first female betta sorority and I had a few questions. 1. How much plants does the tank have to be? Because I already have about 10 small plants (I'm planing to buy more w/ different sizes) 2. How much caves/shelter should I get? I have a 2 small artificial caves and I'm going...
  14. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm new to all of this betta stuff, as I got my first betta 4 days ago. The past few hours, he as been darting around the tank extremely quickly, paying special attention to the back left corner of the tank. He swims up and down the walls really quickly and his movements seem to be twitchy...
  15. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I bought a new petshop betta on the weekend as I couldn't bare to leave him behind to deteriorate since he still looked healthy and I had been wanting another betta. I went out and bought a 20L tank (5.2 gallons) although I did have a small 3L tank at home I thought it was cruel to keep him in...
  16. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a crowntail male betta, and I noticed recently he's been looking really pale. He lives in a 3.5 gallon tank, with a heater, a thermometer which says the water is at 80degrees, a filter, and has no tank mates. I do a 50% water change once a week, and feed him 3 pellets of Aqueon once a...
  17. Betta Fish Care
    please help i got my male half moon double tail betta fish 5 months ago. He lives in a 2.5 gallon tank with an aerated filter and a light. the temperature 75 degrees, and i clean the tank every week. He has always been a great swimmer and he always ate but recently he is just not right. He...
  18. Betta Fish Care
    Well as the title would suggest, I'm a new Betta owner and I love my boy very much but lately he seems to be acting very lethargic and spends most of his time just floating around at the bottom of his tank. He's in a 2 gallon tank (I plan on upgrading to a 5 gallon in a few weeks) he doesn't...
  19. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi there i bought a crowntail from a pet store today - he didn't move at all in the container he was in just sat near the surface the whole time i was in there. I decided to take him on cause he looked to have no life left in him, he didn't even flare or take any notice of the other male bettas...
  20. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I saved a tiny baby betta from petco yesterday. I'm a beginner with all this betta stuff but I've been researching for 6 hours straight today.. Posted a picture of my little one on a thread earlier when I noticed some golden flakes, someone replied and said it was velvet. I've clicked tons of...
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