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  1. PLEASE HELP!! Gill Hyperplasia?? One gill larger than the other?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Ok so I might as well change my name to hypochondriac fish mother. Anyways I notice my fish "coughing" a lot almost like hes choking then he swims up really fast to try to get air then he's fine. He seems to be breathing heavily these days. He is also "clearing" his gills a lot more than usual...
  2. Unintended New Owner of a Betta - Asking for Tips

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello, all. I've come here to ask for your collective help. My office had a secret santa yesterday, and one of the participants thought it would be hilarious to give away a live fish as one of the gifts. Har, har. So, long story short, it fell to me, and I am now the owner of a blue Veiltail...
  3. Meet the boys! This is Clive

    Meet the Betta Keepers
    This is CS Lewfish (Clive) The tank shot is how he looks on day of arival, the closeup is the facebook shot from the seller. They were in shipment for a little over three days, so he might be stressed. Though he seems happy and ate two (presoaked) New Life Spectrum pellets. I knew he had...
  4. Diagnosing help fin curling and black/red gills

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I got Colonel Fish five days ago because he looked quite pitiful at the pet store. I could tell he wasn't in the best of shape, but I was going to take him home for that very reason. His dorsal fin is severally curled. I haved been able to find out anything like this when I scoped the internet...
  5. Help! I need a betta fin diagnosis!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey i'm a new betta owner and I got my betta Roy 5 days ago and today I noticed that little bits of his fin were missing. Not sure whether it was ripped or he nipped at it but I did a water 50% water change 2 days ago because white algae was growing on the driftwood and yesterday I added...
  6. New fish, possible swim bladder issues

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So my husband fell for this pretty blue betta while we were picking up stuff for my son's new orange betta. (This is a trend for us, we always do two of everything). So we get the new guy home, set up his tank, adjust him to the water, pop him in, and boom, he pops right back up to the top. We...
  7. Dorm Room Betta Advice

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi Everyone, I am new here but could use some advice. I am a freshman college student, and am living in an on campus dorm room on the third floor. (This is necessary for my question) I have recently gotten a Betta named Jorge (half-moon double tail from petco), and he has quickly become very...
  8. Buying a Betta for Boyfriend....but know nothing about fish.

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi, I'm completely new to this forum (and largely fish in general) and could really use your help. My boyfriend loves tropical fish but had to leave his tank behind when he moved to England from Dubai. For his birthday in august I want to get him a siamese fighting fish and think I've found an...
  9. New Beta Owner!

    Betta Pictures
    Hello everyone this is officially my first beta. I had them as kids but we all know pets as kids we dont really take care of...as in cleaning of tanks etc. Yeah I fed him but nothing as hands on now that Im older! Im very excited. Originally bought a small bowl but decided he had enough of small...
  10. question about aquarium kit from walmart

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi I'm practically new to betta care and aquarium stuff i tried to read as much as i can so i know stuff before even buying it. though today i bought a betta from petsmart i can't resist that specific betta so bought by pure impulse (pathetic) so kinda end up buying a 5g aquarium kit from...
  11. Help

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi everyone! I have been offered a betta fish recently, but the thing is that the "fish tank" that I had was very small (at least I think it was), so I bought a 30 litre tank and my betta seems lonely in there.. I know that bettas are agressive, but is there any other species that I can put...
  12. It's official - new fish owner! And fin rot question

    Betta Fish Care
    I finally did it - I am now the hopeful owner of a male veiltail Betta fish, and I think he is gorgeous. As I've looked around the forum, the photos of fish made me aware that I really like the red and purple colors combined - the purples on these fish really are vibrant!!! As is almost any...
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