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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I'm new to the world of bettas. I got mine a couple of weeks ago and he seems to be doing great so far. However, today I noticed some small fraying/holes in his fins. I looked it up and saw something called "pinhole finrot." I've attached some pictures, but I'm afraid they're not very clear...
  2. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi! Before I get on with my question(s) here's a little bit of background… I'm a 16 year old in highschool with bad anxiety. My mom thought it would be a good idea to get me a fish tank for my room since watching my little sister's fish swim around in her tank calms me down with my anxiety and...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    does my betta have a parasite?!?!?! Emergency! please any answers!! I have edited this so please read the bottom it has other information that may be important. Housing What size is your tank? one gallon What temperature is your tank?room temp Does your tank have a filter?no Does your tank...
  4. Betta Fish Care
    I'm new to this forum 'cause I really needed help with my new betta fish. If I'm posting this in the wrong area, please re-direct me and I'll re-post this. Some background: I had gotten a betta fish for my birthday from my boyfriend's mother. It was a vase with a peace lily in it, and I was to...
  5. 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...
  6. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I want to add some plant life to Archimedes tank but I have no idea which ones are best..I don't know the names of them either. Any suggestions? Can I mix the live plants with fake ones? Also, what is a safe decoration I can add to his tank?
  7. Betta Fish Care
    Well as the title would suggest, I'm a new Betta owner and I love my boy very much but lately he seems to be acting very lethargic and spends most of his time just floating around at the bottom of his tank. He's in a 2 gallon tank (I plan on upgrading to a 5 gallon in a few weeks) he doesn't...
  8. Betta Fish Care
    Hey OK So i have just set up my tank and am about to go to bed (its very late where I live) I am going to run the filter and heater for the rest of the week and get the fish on sunday and I need some help is this all ok: I have a 1.5 gallon (I no its small its just till I can afford a 5 gallon...
  9. Betta Fish Care
    Hi all, I'm a brand new betta owner! After years of admiring them, I finally got one yesterday and am so excited! I'm hoping that veteran betta owners will have some advice to offer a newbie! I definitely want my little guy to have a great life, much better than the one he had in a little cup...
  10. Betta Fish Care
    Sooo, I'm new to the betta community and I feel a bit silly. I owned a black and deep red male crown tail named Flare (he looked like fire when flared up under my old tank's red light) for about 2 years, but sadly he died recently. I currently have a grey and dark blue female crown tail named...
  11. Betta Fish Care
    Hello! I haven't been on the forums in a LONG time, but I have rekindled my interest in aquaria. To be frank, I keep two bettas, Charlie and Pinkie, in separate filtered, unheated(Avg. Temperature is 82 F), 1.5g tanks. Alas, I think I could be doing more for them. This may be out if place, but...
  12. Meet the Betta Keepers
    Hey everyone! I'm a young adult hoping to purchase a Betta Fish on Friday (August Friday 6th) I'm very new to owning fish, but not to pets in general. I've had several pets, a dog, 3 cats, a finch, 2 hamsters, a horse (I leased), and a hedgehog, but never ever a fish! So I'm very excited, but I...
  13. Betta Pictures
    Hi, i bought a 15L (roughly 4 gallons) filtered and heated mini aquarium from my local pet store about 3 weeks ago. They told me to add stress zyme and stress coat and come back the next day to get 5 neon tetras. I kept them for about two weeks doing daily water changes and testing but after...
  14. Meet the Betta Keepers
    Hello. My name is Sean and well I am new to the hobby of fish keeping. I have a goal in sight as of right now and that is to replace gaming with fish keeping. I have no experience in the matter but hopefully some of the experts on this site will help me out, hopefully. I have a few co-workers...
  15. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello, I'm a new (beginner) betta owner, and need help! My daughter won "Ruby" at her school carnival and I've been overwhelmed trying to get educated and set everything up. Ruby is temporarily in a 3g Petco pet keeper plastic tank right now while I figure out how to fishless cycle a 5.5g...
  16. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Please help! My betta has been developing this strange thing on his gills and face for about a week now. I've only had him for two weeks and my mother had bought him from Walmart for me. He is in a glass large vase with plenty of water. The water I used was a large bottle that said it was...
  17. Betta Chat
    I brought my white male betta home yesterday along with a blue male betta. I have them in a divided tank. It may just be his personality but my white betta isn't very active. I watch his tank mate swim and move around fairly often where as my little white angel swims very little and tends to...
  18. Betta Chat
    Hello! I'm Aeroggi or just Aero. I'm new to this community and a first time Betta owner. I've seen Bettas being treated horribly by friends and family members and I don't want to do the same for my Betta. I'm not a first time fish owner though, I know the basics of maintaining an aquarium and...
  19. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I recently (week and a half ago) bought a young male betta, and things seem to be going south rapidly. At first, every time i lifted the lid to feed him in his tank, he would swim to the top and quickly eat all of his food. Now he just sits at the bottom, and does not ever come up to eat. He...
  20. Meet the Betta Keepers
    Hello everyone, my name is Matthew and I'm a new member to this wonderful forum. My family an I live in Ortenberg, Germany I met my wife here when I was in the American Army, and when I got out I decided to stay. We have a beautiful daughter together and we are new to the Betta world. We had 130...
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