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  1. I need help with my new betta

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello! This is my first time owning a betta and maybe need some help with him. I bought a betta from petco a few days ago (his names zuko and I think hes still a baby). Right now hes in a ten gallon tank with a filter and heater and some fake plants and real plants. (I do plan to get him more...
  2. Is my filtration good enough for my future set up that im thinking

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So I have a cheap top fin enchant aquarium that is 3.5 gallons. I've added two Anubis nana petite on the same piece of driftwood and one moneywort (Bacopa monnieri) in the background behind a decoration that they sell at PetSmart witch is a tree trunk with a face on it I've also added some...
  3. What Should I Try Next?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Original post with all information leading up to this point Its been 10 days since I started treatments. Since then, by eye the original lump has gotten bigger. Unfortunately another lump...
  4. Betta very inactive and discoloured :(

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 18-20 L Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? was 27 degrees C 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...
  5. Urgent!!!!!!!! Need help!

    Other Fish
    hey guys! Okay so I haven't had a betta in a few months (Ish died tragically when a long hair of my mother's fell into the tank and wrapped around his fins and body, suffocating him) but I do have two large goldfish, each 2" long, and a tetra 1" long, and two cleaner snails. The fish have been...
  6. Question for my biology class

    Betta Chat
    Hello everyone! I'm Austin, a just-recently betta fish owner! His name is Ghost, and is a double-tailed betta. I have a question regarding my biology class, and I figured this is a good place to ask. Now, I need to record its respiration daily, meaning I have to see how much my fish breathes per...
  7. Fin rot

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I bought a betta fish about 9 months ago when I was starting my freshman year of college. I had had one when I was younger and we just kept him in a simple bowl and it wasn't very hard to take care of him so I thought a betta would be easy to take care of. Long story short he started to look a...
  8. Can't tell if fish is sick or if I'm overreacting

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    First of all, I am a very empathetic person, and I can't stand the idea of my fish (named Lauda) being uncomfortable. Unfortunately, I tend to overreact when I shouldn't, and I'm not sure if I caused a problem or if there is a problem. I just want Lauda to be healthy and happy... And I'm feeling...
  9. Need help! Fit rot?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I need to know if my Berta Lamar has fit rot. He's really active and is quite the piggy. He used to have a pretty full tail but it's all different now. Help please? He lives in a gallon tank but it has air and a light. He's always is at a good temp. Right now he is at 78 degrees.
  10. Black dots covering betta fins...PLEASE HELP!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I got my betta as a baby and raised him into maturity (he now builds bubble nests) and recently, for the past week or so he's been shedding what I assumed to be his slime coat. It's been excessive shedding to the point it'll get caught on the plant décor and he'll turn around and eat it. Now...
  11. fins are deteriorating and I dont know what to do:(

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I got this fishy about 3 months ago. He's very energetic!! Almost a bit too much, because he's constantly flaring at his reflection. I even keep the lights in his aquarium turned off, but he still continues to flare! The deterioration of his fins started with two small pinholes. I read some...
  12. How do you pick a healthy betta

    Betta Fish Care
    I am planning on getting a betta soon and want to know what to look for when picking them out. I will be getting it as a pet not to breed so I will get whichever I like best if it is healthy. So what I am asking is how do you tell if a betta is healthy and what can you do at the pet store to tell?
  13. SBD or something else? Help/treatment?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had this halfmoon male betta (Triton) for about 3-4 months. I got him from Petsmart and upon receiving him he had some breathing/swim bladder issues. I treated him in a 1g tank for a few weeks with a little dropper of Betta Ultimate made by Hikari. He responded really well to it, his...
  14. Swim Bladder Disorder

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello, I bought my new betta about 6 months ago and I got him set up in a 3 gallon crescent shape tank with a filter and heater set at 82 degrees. He was doing great until I decided to switch filters because the old one was splashing all over my desk. I think that it stressed him out or there...
  15. Good plants for a 20 gallon sorority?

    Planted Betta Tanks
    Hey guys :) So in about 3 weeks I'll be moving to my summer dorm room and so I plan on bagging my sponge filter, gravel, plants, etc and moving them all and transporting it to my girls new twenty gallon long tank :) I defiantly know I don't have enough plants to fill a twenty gallon long tank...
  16. My Betta Filipe has a large lump on his side.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 5 gallons What temperature is your tank? 78 Degrees Farenheit Does your tank have a filter? Yes Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Yes Is your tank heated? Yes What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None Food What type of food...
  17. Planning to buy a fishie

    Betta Fish Care
    Hey guys! I am new to and after seeing all of the amazing fishies and outstanding tanks, I have decided to get a betta of my own. I have previously owned about 3 bettas, but none of them were well cared for. I ended up giving them to friends or selling them. My new fish is going to...
  18. Going to get a Male Batta fish. Help.

    Betta Fish Care
    My brother(18) and I(16) are going to get a betta fish soon. But as I am trying to figure out the cost of all the things I need I don't know all I need to get to make sure the fish will be healthy. If you can tell me anything I need to get or have to make sure the boy will be healthy please tell...
  19. Mysterious Betta Fish Death

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello, I am new to fish keeping, and this was my first fish. I bought a betta fish from petsmart two weeks ago. I bought one that looked very colorful and active. I put him in a 5 gallon tank, with a heater and a filter. I treated my tap water with declorinater and chemical remover first, and...
  20. Sorta worried...Need some help with my fish-parenting

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Ok, so, I have one Betta fish. A very pretty blue betta fish named Bruce. I recieved him as part of a secret Santa game, so it was kinda unexpected. Nonetheless, I decided that I would try my best to care for my newly adopted Betta. I've had him for about a month now, and he has been a perfect...