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  1. Betta Fish Care
    In advance - This is my first time owning and caring for a fish of any kind, so please excuse my lack of knowledge, I am trying to inform myself on how to take the best care of my Betta! I bought my Betta, Diablo, today! I have a few questions and comments though. He seems okay in the new...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, everybody! I'm new to this website and to betta fish care in general! So since I've gotten my little double tail halfmoon betta James Franco (or James for short :)) I've been so paranoid that I'm going to kill him, it's been a stressful process! I bought him from my local Petco, about 3...
  3. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    This site seems the most helpful and has full of information about betta fish, and I cannot wait to get started here. Currently I'm a college student, freshman (yay), and I have been planning on having a fish for years now. Finally I have the time and space of my own (dorm it may be), and have...
  4. Journals
    I am having issues cycling I am new to this and don't know if I am on the right track hoping by keeping a journal of everything I can get some feed back and help to get my babies homes safe and help them live the life they deserve! first let me tell you how this adventure started! My 5 year...
  5. Planted Betta Tanks
    I'm pretty new to aquariums so I wanted to make sure this was a good tank setup, I feel like the pH, KH and GH in particular are off. Tank Size: 10 Gal Fish: 1 Male Half-Moon Betta Plants: Java Fern, Amazon Sword and Anacharis (the Anacharis was a bit ratty when I bought it but there are some...
  6. Journals
    I'm starting this journal to keep track of my progress and as a way of inviting knowledge from the community. Here are details from the start.. My betta was purchased from a local pet store as a gift for me on the 31st of December, 2014. My partner hid him from me until he surprised me on the...
  7. Betta Fish Care
    Saphire caught my eye as a BEAUTIFUL halfmoon Betta at the petsore, so I got him right away with water conditioner and food (3 days ago). He is my first fish, and I fell for the low maintenance myth. I got home and did some research so I put him in the largest vessel I could find in my house...
  8. Betta Fish Care
    hey everyone, Sorry for the long post up front. I recently came into possession of my own Betta fish. I am a RA at a U.S. university, and during room inspections at the end of the semester, two people moved out and forgot their poor fish! When they did not come back to claim it, I adopted it as...
  9. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello all! I am brand new to the Betta Fish family, just bought my first little guy today because I fell in love with him at the pet store. :-D Unfortunately at the time I believed that they would be happy in a small bowl at room temperature as long as you changed the water once a week...
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a sick betta and need tips on tank care and betta behaviour. Ive had my betta for about 8 months, and ill admit i was clueless about them at first even though within a week of getting him i got a large 5.5 gal tank (compared to those bowls). I got a cheap filter, rocks, decorations, led...
  11. Meet the Betta Keepers
    Finally decided to join this site after having a little confusion with my fishy~! I have always had an interest in different types of fish, though I don't know very much about them. Betta fish are especially pretty looking, and seem pretty characteristic from what I have read. So I bought one...
  12. Meet the Betta Keepers
    Hi, I am ellewar. I just got a betta fish! His name is Penelope. My big brother is dwarden3. Nice to meet everyone! I'll post pictures of Penelope and his tank soon!
  13. Betta Fish Care
    Hi everyone! I've just received a new betta fish for my birthday. I've had him for two days now, but I've done TONS of research beforehand because I want to give my betta the best home possible. His name is Jack and he's a gorgeous blue crowntail :) Anyway, the layout of his tank is pretty...
  14. Betta Fish Care
    Ahh! Just got my baby betta. I do not know the gender or type yet, but my guess is a blue male crowntail. His name will be Elliot. If he is in fact a she, she will be called Elle. The Setup 2 Gallon Kritter Keeper 20 Grade Pool Filter Sand 50W Aqueon Heater Anubias Nana The Nourishment...
  15. 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...
  16. Betta Fish Care
    Hi, :-D I'm new to this forum and also pretty new to proper fish keeping. Note that I said "proper". Anyways, I've had a male fighter for about 3-4 days and most of the time he looks perfectly fine and happy. :lol: However, sometimes he turns a pale pinkish-purplish colour instead of his usual...
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