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  1. Betta Pictures
    Hello everyone! This is my first ever Betta fish and I wanted to show him off here, and make sure I ask the experts if I’m doing everything up to code so to speak. I bought this lil half moon guy 4 days ago and with him a 10 gallon tank, feed him omega one betta fish food in two small doses a...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi all, I just joined this site and I’m a new betta owner. I’ve had my guy for 3 days now and today he is no longer eating as of this morning. He also is just hanging out at the top of the water, mostly in corners floating. Not much swimming going on. He also seems very lethargic. I have him in...
  3. Betta Fish Care
    Hello! Name's Amy. I'm a beginner and I just brought home my first betta fish yesterday only to find him pacing the glass of his tank for hours today. I cycled my tank for weeks beforehand and tested the water regularly so I don't know what could be causing his stress! I have a bunch of plants...
  4. Betta Fish Care
    hello everyone !! i recently got my first betta and he's been doing well (i think) so far. he's always pretty active when he's not sleeping and he seems to have a good appetite but i wanted to check and make sure i'm doing everything to make him the happiest betta he can be !! he's currently in...
  5. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello folks! Getting all my supplies and orders ready to go for my new 10 gallon betta/community fish tank. I am thinking about this for my stock list....any advice or issues please let me know. 1 Male Betta (adding him last after all plants and other inhabitants are settled in) 5 cory catfish...
  6. Betta Fish Care
    Hi everyone. I'm new to the forum as of about 10 minutes ago, but I'm really glad to have found it. Apologies if this is in the wrong place or I make any other equally silly mistakes. My beloved male betta sadly made a break for freedom a couple of days ago and jumped out of his tank. He...
  7. Betta Fish Care
    My daughter got a blue and red veil finned betta (Samurai Jack... I named him) for her birthday almost a year ago. The betta was kept at a friends house before it move home with us. he was originally from Petco. long story short... he had a small bowl and plastic plants, my daughter over fed him...
  8. 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...
  9. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi! I'm new here, but have had Bettas in the past. I'm awaiting a new Betta from a Thailand breeder: I'm preparing his tank setup while I wait for his arrival. Since it's been a while since I had my last Betta (which I had to give up when I moved), I did some research to make sure I do...
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I haven't owned a betta a for a while and got a white Vailtail betta with black speckles on his face along with some fake plants, a 1.8 gallon tank, filter and heater not to mention Top Fin water conditioner and Aquedon betta food from petco yesterday. I'm afraid he might have paratises and that...
  11. 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...
  12. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    getting a new betta I just got this tank and I am getting a betta hopefully this weekend. I am wondering if this is a good tank set up, if it would be ok to put a few ghost shrimp in it with the betta. It is 3g, half moon fish tank. Should i get more plants(both of the plants i got are fake so...
  13. Betta Pictures
    Hey everyone! So today was the day, I saw him and I needed him! I picked up a bunch of supplies today, new heater, filter, thermometer, plants, ammonia fizz tablets (reduces ammonia), food, and conditioner, a few other things also, but just little things. He's now all happy and active and...
  14. Breeding Betta Fish
    A little over 10 years ago after 2 unsuccessful attempts at breeding my betta, I simply decided to give up my hobby and cut my losses. I have recently purchased an aquarium for my children to enjoy and it has sparked my interest yet again for the beauty of betta. Since I have purchased 2-10 Gal...
  15. Betta Fish Care
    Hey Guys! As you may know, I posted a thread about a week ago saying when I was going to buy my new betta fish, and what was going to be purchased along with him/her. Well... I have some updates for you guys! When my new fishy will come home- Friday April 5, 2013 at about 5pm What type of betta...
  16. Betta Chat
    Since I had an extra 2.5 gal lying around and a plan to mix up my personal 10 gal tank, I asked my sister if she wanted to take my three tetras and pick out her own Betta to keep in a tank in her room. She said yes and was excited about it so we went to Petco today to pick up everything she...
  17. Betta Fish Care
    I recently bought a beautiful red veiltail male from petco (Charlie). He was doing amazing until he a few days ago. He went to little fishy heaven today :cry: I believe he died of ich as he had some white fluffy mold like substance on his fins and some white spots on his body After doing some...
  18. Betta Fish Care
    Howdy everybody! I am new to this website, new to forums, new to fish keeping, and new to bettas. I bought a very nice red betta about three weeks ago. And like most people I was not prepared to take care of him. After dropping $100 on an aquarium, heater, decor, ect... I am on my way to taking...
  19. Betta Fish Care
    So me and my friend bought a beta fish today and really want to keep him alive. We got a small one gallon tank with out a light or a heater. My dad is really into fish and so we probably have the stuff for me to set up a larger tank with both of these things. Is it worth it for me to figure this...
  20. Betta Fish Care
    I just bought a new tank setup and a new betta Thursday afternoon. I washed everything with hot water and no soap, and set it up that night and let it cycle, put the new betta in late Friday night. I woke up to my dead fish this morning (monday), and it broke my heart :(. Why did he die? I...
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