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  1. Help slowing filter flow

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I am a new betta owner, my lovely little red veiltail named rocky was a 19th birthday present from my parents and is my first grown up pet. I had bettas as a kid but they unfortunately weren't properly cared for, tiny bowls with no heater or filter, very scarce water changes, etc. I did a ton of...
  2. Tips for Caring for a Blind Betta

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello everyone! I rescued a Betta this previous Friday because I was so horrified that this beautiful and active fish was stuck in a tiny and dirty cup. (I went for dog food, came back with a fish. I forgot the dog food). He's a beautiful Delta Tail boy, named Orwell. My aquarium for him had...
  3. New at this!

    Betta Fish Care
    I recently got a betta and he is currently in a one gallon tank. I have two types of water conditioners but no primer. Will he be okay until I am able to buy some primer, which is Monday. He also has a heater and thermometer. I ordered a 5.5 gallon tank offline along with a sponge filter...
  4. New Betta with Fin Rot? Something Else? Help?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, first-time betta owner as of Feb. 11, 2014 (name: Alcibiades, affectionately called "Fishheh"). This is my first post here, but I've been reading this forum for a little over one year. I am looking for pics and will post them once I have them. I wrote a lot and hopefully it will be...
  5. 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...
  6. New member and owner :'D

    Meet the Betta Keepers
    Warning: I love to write ;w;''' (and read, for that matter xD) I'll start off with a greeting - I am a human by the online-name of Mira, proudly owned by one Betta Fish named Shark, one Leopard Gecko named Bingo, and a hamster named Mouse, at my mom's and dorm room. At my dad's are two...
  7. Feeding Question & Set Up Check For First Time Betta Owner

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi guys! Loving this site! Already finding LOTS of great help here, so thanks to all contributors! Was hoping someone could give me some guidance on feeding questions & feedback on or tank setup. I think his tank is great, and Fitzy seems very happy, but I want to make sure we are on the...
  8. Help! New fish owner...1 fish dead and 1 rotting :(

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi! I got two bettas in a 2.5 gal divided tank :-). After 1 week of having them with no issues I had to leave them with a friend for a week cause I had to go away and couldn't bring them with me. They didnt get a water change in 2 weeks :-?, cause my friend was waiting on me to do it and I...
  9. Curling fins?!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm a fairly new fish "parent." I've have Flitter, my Crowntail betta for a couple months now and I've noticed that the very ends of his fin rays are no longer pointed. They also seem to be curling in some areas, maybe? To be honest, I have no idea if there's something wrong or not, but if this...
  10. New to Betta Keeping and the Site!

    Meet the Betta Keepers
    Hello Everyone, My name is Chris and im 14 years old. Yes maybe a little young for fish thought by some but I got mine today and both of us (myself and fish) are enjoying each others company. I've been ready for awhile because I've read 8 books on fish, aquariums and betta's in the past few...
  11. HELP CORMAC!! :( ich?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    hi, my name is Mattie and i just got a betta fish this sunday (5 days ago). yesterday i noticed he wasnt eating. when i first brought him home he was doing just fine! today my roommate and i noticed that not only was he not eating, he was just sitting at the bottom of his two gallon tank. we...
  12. Looking for a 5-10 gallon tank

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Recently I got a female betta as a birthday gift. She was given to me along with a 1 gallon tank and is the first fish (or pet) I've ever had. I don't know much about bettas but I know that a 1 gallon tank isn't enough for this girl and I should buy something bigger. I've actually become quite...
  13. Help! I think he has fin rot! :( new betta owner

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I need someone to help me, I just recently got my betta a few weeks ago, and im afraid he has fin rot :( Phillip is in a 2.5 gal tank with a filter, he has a heater but it has been warm latley so i havent been using it, his tank has been abour 80-83 degrees without it. I only just noticed a...
  14. newb betta owner-betta males dieing

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Ok. I my 1st betta fish, Luke, was a crown tail that i owned for about a month till he died (due to constipation, otherwise he was as fit a a fiddle) So i bought myself a new one, Skywalker. My mom didn't know i'd just bought a new fish that day and got me a new one too , a veil tail named...
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