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  1. Is it necessary to quarantine?

    Betta Fish Care
    I am getting a new betta soon and already have the tank cycled and ready to go. One thing that I am a little confused about, however, is the idea of quarantining the new fish. I’ve read many articles on the importance of quarantining, but they all site keeping the existing plants and animals in...
  2. Hi, I'm new here and please help me.

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    I am totally new with all the raising a healthy betta fish stuff. I got him a week ago as a birthday present. And I just did a partial water change for him since the ammonia and the nitrite level was 0.25. However as I did the test again for the new water, the ammonia level was still the same...
  3. New lil dude. Meet Drogo!

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    He was absolutely an impulse buy yesterday. I initially had him in my old 2.5 with some plastic plants but I was so unhappy with the artificial landscape that I went and bought live plants today (even though I was already broke to begin with lmao). From the minute I introduced him into his new...
  4. New betta at bottom of tank

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi Everyone, I'm new here as of today. I ordered a Betta from a breeder. He arrived today. I have a 5 gallon tank with filter an heater set up for him. I placed him in the tank while still in the bag to get acclimated to his new surroundings. I finally let him go in the water and he went...
  5. After 3 months- he's finally home.

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    After THREE long, long months I finally got the betta whose been sitting in his small cup for waaay too long. I saw him for the first time at oct.25, today he finally came home. The Petsmart he was at was always always pristine and many times i saw the lady working the fish section carefully...
  6. New betta spitting out food

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    Hello! I've had this betta for almost a week and he does this strange thing where he will excitedly eat a pellet and then spit it out, and sometimes try to eat it again. This results in him rarely eating or eating sunken pellets off the bottom much later. I am attempting to feed him Omega...
  7. New Betta - Meet Sir Arthur!

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    Today, I picked up a new fish friend from Petsmart and named him Sir Arthur. According to his cup, hes a Dumbo Halfmoon. Couldn't get the best pictures and will probably post more later!
  8. Betta import - picky eater, what to feed?

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    I just got my first import in the mail today. She is very active and healthy. She is also very hungry, but wont eat the food I give her, she goes after it, grabs it, spits it out and then hunts down another. I have come to the realization that she may never have had pellet or frozen food before...
  9. What to do after a Betta dies in a planted tank?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello, I've often used this site for information but this is my first post so I hope I don't do anything that goes against the rules. I have a 10 gallon heated and planted tank. My little guy Phin McCools just past away this week. Now I am 95% sure he passed away from constipation (I left...
  10. Meet the other boy: Dietrich

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    This is Dietrich Bettahofer. He arrived today from Texas. The first picture is how he looked when I picked him out, the second is how he looks after being in a box for three days. He will look like his modeling shot in a couple of days! Which is reassuring, because in person he looks a little...
  11. New Betta - What breed?

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    I just got this Betta today (nameless for now because I'm tossing up between Andre or Fabio). In a way I kind of rescued him? He was in a shelf set up at the pet shop where his tank got most of the off run from the other tanks, plus his tail was often getting sucked into the filter. His tank was...
  12. Help with cycling?

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    Hi everyone! I've had a 5 gallon heated, filtered tank running for a few months now but didn't put a fish in it until 3 days ago. Prior to adding the betta I didn't really do anything to the water other than add a bit of Prime when I would replace any evaporated water. I tested the water a few...
  13. Adopted a new betta!

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    Hey everyone! So I've had a 5 gallon tank up and running for a few months now, and today I finally stopped by Petco and picked out a new betta :) I was at the store a few days ago and they only had about 7 bettas available, and when I went today the same ones were still there and they hadn't...
  14. Meet Mr.Marbles!

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    Just got this sweet boy a couple days ago from Petco. I named him Mr.Marbles because I think he is a marble, although he was labeled just as a "butterfly male" on his Petco cup. When I introduced him to his new tank, he was very shy at first. I added more hiding places and plants and he is...
  15. New Betta with Severely Clamped Fins

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey, everyone. I recently got a new betta (exactly a week ago) and I'm worried about his behavior. Any idea are much appreciated! Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 10 Does it have a filter? yes Does it have a heater? yes What temperature is your tank? 78 degrees Does your tank have an air...
  16. Hello!!!

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    Hi! My name is Chad and I live in Kentucky! I got a betta yesterday and named him Red (Gaara of the red sand is his second name) from Walmart. I know Walmart isn't the best place to get fish,but I felt sorry for him. Strangely,he wasn't in a cup like the other bettas,but he was in a tank. The...
  17. New to Betta fish

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    My friend was giving away her fish tank and I took it. It's only a 5 gallon so decided it would make a nice home for a Betta. After cleaning, buying new filter, heater, plants etc. I set up the tank and let it run for a day or two then went to pick a fish. So here she is. I haven't named her...
  18. Tips/ Advice for new tank at school

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    Hi everyone! I've been thinking about getting a betta fish in my apartment at school for a while now, and just a few days ago I finally decided to order a new tank online. I went with this one (it was on sale for $41)...
  19. Velvet?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I just got a new betta, and he already seems well adjusted to his new tank. But I'm a worrier, so I'm always nervous about something going wrong. I've noticed some gold on him, and I can't tell if it's velvet or if he's just golden. He doesn't show any other symptoms. Please let me know if I...
  20. Meet Callisto! Need help identifying type also!

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    Hi guys, proud new owner of a Betta, have done tons and tons of research on how to care for them from this forum (thank you to all of you!) My local PetBarn (Aus) shop received a new shipment of Bettas today! (My lucky day since I just decided to pop into the store to have a look) Anyways they...
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