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  1. Swim bladder disease! What’s causing it?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? He is currently in a 2.2 gallon hospital tank. This is not his long term home. Does it have a filter? Yes, I have a cycled sponge filter inside, the flow is very low. Does it have a heater? Yes. What temperature is your tank? 78 F Does your tank have an...
  2. New Fish question

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi, I rescued a betta fish from a local store. He was the only one active in his small cup and kept coming to greet me. Smaller than the rest of the bettas. Anyway, here I am with a fish in a cup. I used to have freshwater, then saltwater, but haven't done it in years. I got this fish a 10...
  3. Female Betta Coloring

    Betta Chat
    Hey! New to the forums and had a question about the coloration of my female betta (and maybe just wanted to talk about her because I'm very excited.) I purchased the first betta I've had in 10 years two days ago mostly to have something interesting on my desk, and am completely smitten. I'm...
  4. Corys, Ottos or Snails?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hi there! Hoping you can help me with this! I have a lovely little betta who has spent 2 weeks in is new tank so that he can settle in. I'm now looking to get a couple of small fish to act as good tank cleaners for food that falls to the bottom of his tank. He's a silly fish that refuses to eat...
  5. Help! New betta fish and looks sickly?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello. I have gotten a new betta fish today and I worry for him. I got him at a Petsmart where there were bigger bettas, but he caught my eye. He's really skinny, or small, and he hasn't eaten much. He seemed really active in the day, but now that it's night, he's just floating around. I don't...
  6. No Cameras Please!

    Betta Pictures
    Hi everyone! So this is my first post :grin2: and why not start with a new fish as well? I just got my Opel last week and she is settling well. I want to post a picture of her on here because she's beautiful but it seems she's not the greatest poser in the aquarium. It might also be that doesn't...
  7. Over 3 months fallow after a velvet outbreak, is my tank safe for new fish?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello everyone! In mid January I posted a thread in another section of the forum about my fish Felix. He had velvet which was caught too late and passed away despite 2 weeks of treatment and best efforts. It was a sad time and I was a sad panda. It was my first time handling a parasitic...
  8. Hello I guess!

    Meet the Betta Keepers
    Where to I begin... Created an account here to get some ideas for how to better care for my Betta fish. I just got him about a week ago... and all seems to be going well. When he decides to be nice enough to pose for a picture, I will take one... until then... he is faceless. I bought him...
  9. Not sure whether my betta has fin rot?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone! I got my first ever betta fish on Friday, and have been watching it closely to see how it is going in its first week here. Unfortunately today, after coming back home for the day, I realised my fish had less fin tissue than before. I've posted pictures to show Day 1, Day 2 and now...
  10. Meet Pretty Little Amelia

    Betta Chat
    New batches of fish come in on tuesdays so I went down to petsmart today to see what came in. I was hoping there'd be some new Corydoras but instead found this pretty yellow girl. I couldn't walk away and she was a cheap little vailtail female so she came home with me instead of another catfish.
  11. Is my betta healthy?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi guys, I got a new betta a couple of days ago, and I'm just being a paranoid parent wanting to know if he's in good shape. Could I get your guys' opinion on whether or not he looks healthy? Also, if you betta experts could help me classify his tail type, that would be awesome too! (His...
  12. New Betta - Meet Sir Arthur!

    Betta Pictures
    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!
  13. Deciding about getting another betta!

    Betta Chat
    Hi all! I haven't been on the forum since around spring, after I lost my lovely crowntail, King, to illness. He had cut/scraped gills and he didn't recover. I still have his tank and his travel tank for when I go home over winter break (I'm in college). I'm scared that I'm going to lose my new...
  14. Update! New Fish šŸ 

    Betta Pictures
    Hi guys, it's been awhile! I think I introduced Tyr already, but it doesn't hurt to do so again. I really need to update my signature, lol. Anyway! Here's my boys. I have three now. Heimdall at home in my 5g, Tyr & Frey at the doctor's office I work at in a 10g & 5g respectively. I have a...
  15. SOS! New fish in possible shock?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So, I already have one Betta that I've had since Feb. who lives in a 1.5 gallon tank. When I got him, I sat him in a tank of water that was pumped from our well after letting his filter circulate for about five hours. He seemed to be doing fine until about a month later he ended up with fin rot...
  16. New Office Fish! Wanna Help Me Name Him??

    Betta Chat
    Hello! Now that my period of mourning is over (I had to euthanize my last betta on May 8th because he had been really sick and wasn't getting any better) I decided to go out and get a new betta to keep me company while at work. :) Here he is! I decided to get this one because he...
  17. Brand New Fish, Very worried

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: 5.5 gallon tank With filter With heater About 70-72 degrees No airstones,but the filter gives some airration No tankmates Food: Aqueon Color Enhancing Food Pellets I've only fed him once,as he's new.I only feed him 4-5 pellets Maintenance: I haven't changed the water at all and I put...
  18. Brand new fish w/ Cloudy eye and pop eye!?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I hope someone can help me. I just brought this guy from Petco a few hours ago. I saw he had this problem with his eye and am hoping I can fix him up. I read to help cloudy eye that all I have to do is change his water 50% every day until it gets better. But not sure if it's popping as...
  19. Unsure if Ziggy is Sick or Just Stressed

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    We rescued Ziggy from Walmart a couple of days ago. He was one of the healthier fish, and he seemed to be adjusting really well. He's been really active since we got him, but today he isn't, and I'm actually sort of concerned. Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 5 gallons Does it have a...
  20. Light patches on head

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I just got this little guy 2 days ago. Today I noticed he has these light spots on his head, and I can't recall if they were there or not when I got him. He is in a filtered tank with a small heater and the water was conditioned before I put him in. I also added a few drops of melafix when I put...
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