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  1. Unhealthy New Betta

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have just purchased a new betta about 3 hours ago. When I bought her, I was aware of how stressed and unhealthy she is... However I was hooked on healing her because my whole life I wanted a yellow betta and I finnaly found one. Unfortunately, I'm not sure how to heal her. 1) her fins are...
  2. My new betta :)

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    hi guys! I got a new cute red crowntail today. I want to give him a name but my mind is blank. I was thinking of something from Harry Potter. But other names are great too :-D if you want to see a picture check my journal and its on the last page :-) Thanks.
  3. New Betta, name suggestions?

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    So I just picked this guy up a couple days ago, I just fell in love with his coloration. Couldn't get it on camera very well, but in some lighting/certain angles his fins appear purple and pink and in other lighting/angles his fins appear red and green. Haven't gotten a name for him yet, though...
  4. Brand new betta seems to be dying?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I just got my pretty new betta today, Sonder! He's a crowntail, and I got him around five and a half, six hours ago... And I think he's dying. When I first brought him home, he seemed happy enough; he was swimming around, but he was mostly staying near the top. His coloring looks normal for the...
  5. New Guy. Name Ideas?

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    I was thinking Mephistopheles or The Rainbow Fish, after one of my favorite children's books. The Rainbow Phantom is also an option. Or Jazz Hands. I'm all over the board with this one. I've had him for about two weeks: he needs a name.
  6. New EE HMPK!

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    At least, I think he's HM. When I released him into his tank he didn't trust the gravel. Or the plants. Or the walls. Or anything. I'm pretty sure fully flared he'll be a true HM. A couple of days ago, BettaStarter24 sent me a picture of a beautiful, healthy EE HMPK at PetSmart. The poor guy...
  7. Really having trouble! Kind of an emergency!

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    Hey guys. I definitely think I made a big mistake with my tank and now I'm freaking out! Sorry this is a bit lengthy but I just want you guys to know all the details in case you need it.. Any advice is appreciated!!! I had a betta for a few years and she got sick and recently passed away. Once...
  8. Mushu did a thing

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    while playing with mushu with my finger I yawned and he copied me and i thought it was the funniest thing. Anyways just wanted to share that. :lol:
  9. New Betta Issues

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! I brought home an EE delta male a couple days ago. Normally, my boys settle in rather quickly and are at least exploring by day two. This guy has the same water parameters and conditions as my other guy, but lays motionless clamped and breathing heavily. If he swims it's darting quickly...
  10. New Family Member!!!

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    Hey everyone, meet Barney! He got his name because he was by my TV as I was setting up the tank and I was watching How I Met Your Mother and when Neil Patrick Harris came on screen he got very excited. So I named him Barney after NPH's character. I'm having issues getting a photo that does...
  11. Can a 3Gal Tank support Tank mates?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hello all! I recently got a new Betta Male last week, And bought him a 3 gallon tank, some silk plants, and am picking him up a heater today. I am curious as to what other fish/critters could I keep in that tank with him. He does have a filter, and I daily check the ammonia/nitrite/nitrate...
  12. New to betta world-he is staying at the bottom and lethargic

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I got "Benny" our Betta 4 days ago. I have a 1 1/2 gallon bowl with a heater and use water conditioner. No filter or rocks/plants yet. He was spunky the first 2 days but has since been staying at the bottom of the tank. He will come to the top when I move the bowl but quickly goes back down...
  13. new betta getting sick!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    About two weeks ago I was at the petstore.There were only a few fish there and all of them looked pretty rough. However, there was one that was brightly coloured and flaring. I didnt want him to end up like the other fish so I ended getting him on a whim (shouldve done more research first but my...
  14. Newbie Betta Help

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    Hello, I'm Tabby, and my new betta boy is named Vega. I'm a college student from Pennsylvania who's recently purchased my first real betta set-up. (I say real because I owned quite a few bettas when I was younger, before I realized that the pet store tanks were not actually acceptable.) I'm a...
  15. Is it safe to transport my betta multiple times?

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    Hi everyone, I have a new female betta named Athena that my 13 year old niece Jay and I picked out together, she has her own new male betta. We just got Athena settled in her new home last night after some hours spending time with Jay and her betta. I was wondering since Jay was planning on...
  16. Help! Betta in Cycling Tank!

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    Hey guys, I'm kind of a newbie when it comes to fish keeping, so I went to Petsmart for advice in starting my first betta tank. Turns out that I've made a horrible mistake. I'm hoping that you guys can help me save my betta's life. I've had a Fluval spec V tank with a heater...
  17. My new boy, and a memorium for Pavlov

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    Hello! As some of you may know, I just lost my Pavlov yesterday to Dropsy. I still don't know what caused it, and am hoping to do a necropsy on him with my Cell and Molecular Biology professor. Love you Pavlov, and I'm really gonna miss your quirkiness. Here's Pavlov the day (or day after?) I...
  18. Dividers

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    It's a little bit urgent because my 2 new bettas are in unheated 1gs and one is becoming lethargic and the other is flaring at everything. :blueworry: Please read all of this post and help me as best as you can, because I'm really in a bad situation here. All help appreciated. New 10g, 2 new...
  19. Darcy's Excellent Adventure

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    I have enjoyed bettas for 2 1/2 years since caring for my daughter-in-law's elderly betta (Pink Floyd) when she and our son moved. Although I registered only today, this forum has been invaluable in helping me to provide the best home for these special fish (and I am still learning). Thank you...
  20. Meet Axel! (+ tank changes and a question)

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    Hello!! I picked up this beautiful male betta at a pet store and I am so in love! He's a lot bigger than most other bettas I've seen and I'm wondering if he might be a giant betta or mixed or something. He's dark red with steel blue accents :) I moved Gloria out of her original 5.5 gal...