Betta Fish Forum banner

help first fish

  1. Betta Fish Care
    I've had my fish for about 2 1/2 weeks and his fins were perfect. They are now all torn at the edges and getting worse by the day. What is your water temperature? 76-78 degrees What is your pH? pH tested high between 7.8-8.4 because of the hard water :cry: What is your...
  2. Betta Fish Care
    This is my first time owning a betta fish and it's been a few weeks since I have had my betta, Elaine. Some concerning things have been popping up lately: 1. Her belly is white 2. Red stripes are appearing, even though her body is a purple/blue color. 3. She isn't as active, often hangs out...
  3. Betta Fish Care
    I am going to me leaving for college in a few months and I was wondering if I could get some advice on how to transport my animals there. Below is a list of what I have. Live organisms: 4 African Dwarf Frogs 1 Betta Fish 1 Nerite snail 8 aquatic plants (including 1 marimo moss ball)...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    alright so i purchased a 5 gallon plastic tank with a heater, filter, and cover. after decorating it with sand, plastic plants, and a cute ornament i left the tank to cycle for about 3 weeks. when i brought the water in to petco the finally told me it was safe to pick out a fish!! i carefully...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I got a new Betta fish, Rufio, from petsmart almost a week ago. I knew that he had some fin rot, but I wanted him anyway. I treated with a good filter and aquarium salt. Now, almost a week later, he's still has black edges on his fins, but a stripe beyond the edges of his fins is clear and his...
  6. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Warning, this is going to be a long story. Hi, my name is Jacky and I'm totally new to the world of fish ownership. I work in a restaurant and we recently catered a wedding reception. When the groom showed up with the decorations, he gave us a shopping bag full of bettas to use as...
Top