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    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...
  2. White/Grey spots suddenly appeared all over Betta?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I'm new to this website. I have owned Betta Fish in the past but I haven't had any problems like I'm having now. I rescued my Betta from a little tiny cup in Walmart last summer (2017) and nursed him back to health. About 2, almost 3 weeks ago I went to visit my sister for the week, leaving...
  3. Sick Fish - Lethargic, Hiding, please help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, Our fish Quasi, whom we've had since February, has suddenly changed his temperament. Drastically. He has always been in great health, very funny and playful and sociable. He has never been one to hide anywhere, always in your face wanting attention. He recently went about 3 weeks or so...
  4. How do I interact with him?

    Betta Fish Care
    My new betta is almost fully recovered from some sickness (not sure what it was...I really thought he wasn't going to make it) and is spends most of his day swimming now. However, he only swims near the back glass of his tank. He traces the outline of the back glass over and over again. He's...
  5. My Fish is acting a bit strange and wont surface I'm very worried.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone! So I had got a Betta for my birthday on the 8th this month and my friend gave me a half a gallon fish tank, a net, betta pellets, some smooth glass stones, and water conditioner. Well I was so excited, I named him Barry because he swims so fast ;-) (a little superhero input there)...
  6. Betta isn't hiding in ornaments

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    This might just be one of those "every pet is different" scenario," but I just wanna double check. I have two ornaments in my 3.5 gallon tank that can be used as hiding spaces for my male betta, Sokka. I have seen him use ornament #1 twice: the first time he used it when I first put him in his...
  7. Giant Betta Not Doing Very Well

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi everyone! So yesterday I was off to get a betta fish. My previous had passed away a month ago - awful, chronic swim bladder. No amount of peas or fasting helped my little man :-( Anyway, my LFS is pretty good. They know their stuff. They recently expanded and are now carrying bettas. Their...
  8. New fish adjusting?

    Betta Fish Care
    I just got a new halfmoon from petsmart today. He was very active in his cup while bringing him home and while acclimating. However once I put him in his new tank he hasn't been moving much. At first he randomly darted a few times and then decided to hide behind his filter. He doesn't have...
  9. Possible injury or Popeye?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    The other day, I scared Franky by dropping the lid of the tank closed when he was right at the top. He shot straight down to the bottom of the tank into the gravel, and then stayed there in an awkward position for ~5 minutes. I turned off the light and kept an eye on him to make sure he hadn't...
  10. HELP. Betta dug hole and buried his face.

    Betta Chat
    My betta just dug a hole in the moss and substrate under my Java fern… Now he is sitting there with his head in the ground. He has never done this before. My tank is heavily planted and has a giant piece of driftwood full of holes to hide in… Why is he doing this? Is something wrong? Any...
  11. Burrowing Betta

    Betta Chat
    My betta spends 30% of his time trying to fight his reflection, 20% of the time sleeping so hard I think he's dead and 50% of the time swimming into the tightest spots he can find in the tank. I honestly think he spends time digging small tunnel systems under the drift wood just so he can swim...
  12. Cups

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hey, so question. I had to remove all of Poseidon's hiding places, because I discovered the plastic plants were scratching him. So all he has his a rock with a straight though hole. Do you think I tea cup would be an okay addition until I can give him new décor?
  13. New Betta, post pictures of yours!

    Betta Pictures
    This is my new betta who is hiding in his cave! He loves his new tank but literally had a heart attack when I first put him in, he loves it now. He's a male crowntail named DA Vinci. Post picutres of your bettas!:-D
  14. Big change in behavior

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey everyone, My betta Demetrius is usually a feisty one but lately, he's been hiding at the back of the tank. He used to swim up to me whenever I'd enter my room but now, he just largely ignores me. His colour hasn't changed, though he seems to be struggling a little bit with swimming, though...
  15. Fin Webbing Receding, Lethargic, Constipation

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 1.75 gallons What temperature is your tank? 78 +/- 2 degrees Does your tank have a filter? No 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...
  16. Is my Betta sick or just moody??

    Betta Fish Care
    For the past week or so, my male Betta has been hiding in his rock/cave most of the day and barely eating. Before then, he swam a lot more and he was pretty greedy. I took a sample of water to the pet store and everything was perfect. He doesn't look bad or sick either...just very lethargic...
  17. I just got new betta but she keeps hiding behind the filter or under the bridge?

    Betta Fish Care
    I have the heater on in my tank on around 26 - 27degress, I just introduce them into my tank yesterday eating seem fine, i feed the betta then she ate all lot of the molly food. I have two male molly they seem very playful with each other. or do I need to add more pants and ornament to my tank...
  18. Please help!!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My fish EJ has had clamped fins for the last 5 days, I recently moved him into a new 2.5 gallon tank from his half gallon (The clamped fins started when he was in the half gallon) I don't really see any other other symptoms but I will post some pictures soon. Housing What size is your tank...
  19. betta is hiding after i moved him back to college with me..

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello, I am new to this forum, and to betta care. I am the proud owner of two bettas who i purchased at pet smart. I have one, carlin, in a 2.5 filtered tank with a heater. The other, Rambo, is in a 5 gallon filtered and heated tank. Sunday I moved back into my college dorm for...
  20. Male Betta sick. Help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Please help, I'm really worried! 6 days ago, I did a 100% water change in my 1.5 gallon tank. He is the only resident. 5 days ago he was fine. I fed him his normal 3 pellets in the morning, then fed him an additional 3 pellets that evening, since he would not be fed again for about 30 hours...
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