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  1. Betta Hiding More Often Than Ever Before

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello! I have had my betta for about 3 months. He was always very active and social, he would always swim around the tank whenever there was someone in the room -- he just didn't seem to be afraid of us or anyone. Within the past few weeks, he has been hiding in the house that is in his tank. He...
  2. Funny Faces

    Betta Pictures
    This is my new Male Koi Betta Mushu 🖤 Took me forever to get this nice poised picture of him: But I think this really captures the essence of his personality 😂 He’s such a little goof!
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  4. My Betta is Bloated and Lazy

    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? About 74 degrees Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? No Food: What food brand do you use? Omega...
  5. Meet "Chocolate" plus a couple of ?'s

    Betta Pictures
    Hi Everyone! I just got Chocolate the baby Betta today from Petco. I have him in a 5.2 gallon tank with a live plant, a house, gravel and a filter system. I'm feeding him the very small pellets per the Petco guy's advice (2-3 pellets daily) but I see that most people are doing 2 feedings of...
  6. Baby betta

    Meet the Betta Keepers
    Hi I am new to betta fish & aquarium fish in general. So I bought my son a fish tank for his 5th birthday & I (of course) ended up with the fish care & addiction. I bought a baby betta boy from Petco & was wondering if there was a way to identify them this young. he's really small...
  7. Betta's Gender?!

    Betta Fish Care
    Today I gave in haha and bought another betta, but I'm not 100% on the sex. I was hoping for a female, I'd love to start a sorority at some point.. Help??? Pictures of them provided. I believe they're female, but its hard for me to tell with the fins on this little guy. Thank youuuu!!!!!:grin2:
  8. Rory, lad or lass

    Betta Chat
    Hello, wondering if my Rory is a female or male, because Rory is being rather confusing-_-. Rory looks like female in these ways 1. Egg spot 2. Rounder stomach But looks like a male in theses ways 1. Beard 2. Longer fins Does Rory just have a false egg spot? It has been suggested that this could...
  9. Betta staying near top of water

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My male betta started staying close to the top of the water with his mouth very close to the surface, getting air every once in a while, and sometimes blowing bubbles. I thought he was making a bubble nest but he doesn't seem to be very energetic and isn't focusing on a nest. I just did a 50%...
  10. Goblin and his giant bowl

    Betta Pictures
    I just wanted to share Goblin and his habitat, with the community. I have had Goblin for nearly 1 year, and he is doing great! The bowl is something else - I saw it at Ross Dress for less. It is 16" in diameter, and I keep it about 60% full, which is approx. 4 gallons. There...
  11. Help!

    Breeding Betta Fish
    So about a week ago i put my male and female betta in to breed. I had a really big and successful batch of fry but unfortunately only around 10 or so survived. I wanted to open my tank to my male betta to recover so i figured the rest of the babies were going to die off. Side note i also keep...
  12. Amazing, help!

    Betta Chat
    So about a week ago i put my male and female betta in to breed. I had a really big and sucessful batch of fry but unfortunatley only around 10 or so survived. I wanted to open my tank to my male betta to recover so i figured the rest of the babies were going to die off. Side note i also keep...
  13. Please Critique My Male

    Breeding Betta Fish
    All recent. He’s in great condition right now. I think he may have marble genes. One thing about the photos is they don’t show his pearl incandescence that is really striking in person. It gives off a well, pearly, shimmery tint to his body. I’ve never seen anything like it. I plan on breeding...
  14. White Stringy Stuff?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had my fish for 4 months now and 3 days ago he was struck with ammonia poisoning (totally my fault). He was gasping for air at the surface, so I quickly moved him into an empty tank (his original 1/2 gallon poor thing) with a 100% water change and aquarium salt and he floated around on his...
  15. Cat knocked over tank

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I came home today to my betta fish lying on the ground and the contents of his bowl around him. I realize I made a mistake with leaving the door to my room containing my betta :( he is back in water now. He's swimming around but occasionally he stops and is still... He is a veil tail and his...
  16. Better Safe Than Sorry

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone! I'm a new member and I look forward to meeting all of you! So I've had my male betta, Kilgore, for a year now and I love him dearly and it's been incredible to watch him grow and become a fish full of personality. But I've been worried about different diseases he can get, one of...
  17. HELP! Sick beta!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had my male beta for a few months. He is in a tank with a filter and a heater. The past few days he's been very lethargic and has a faded color. He used to be fire engine red with shiny spots. Now he's more dark red and less shine. He's been hanging in the bottom corners of the tank and...
  18. New Fish

    Betta Chat
    This is my fish. His name is Cal, I got him from Walmart today. He's the first fish I've had since I was like, 6 so if I could have any tips or anything that would be cool. {I know his tank is super small and pretty lame but I got a small paycheck last week. I'm going to be ordering him some...
  19. please help, betta in corner of tank for 2 days

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Thank you for reading, Jareth had been acting strange some I last changed his tank. I have him his stress coat and temp is staying steady in the middle of the green on his thermostat(about 75 F). I an so worried he's sick or is going through some sort of fishy depression since I'm taking over...
  20. Very Sick Betta!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Help! My Vailtail Betta Kano is really sick and I don't know what to do! I've searched through the internet trying to figure out what it is, but I've had no luck! It looks a bit like Ick but I'm really sure that it's not that. It doesn't look gold like Velvet when I shine a light on him. It's...