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  1. Betta Fish Care
    hello everyone !! i recently got my first betta and he's been doing well (i think) so far. he's always pretty active when he's not sleeping and he seems to have a good appetite but i wanted to check and make sure i'm doing everything to make him the happiest betta he can be !! he's currently in...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi! My boyfriend and I are brand new, first-time Betta owners based in the UK and looking for some urgent help! We're feeling very worried:( Just a note before I begin, we are completely new to keeping fish of any kind and are doing our best! We are willing to take on any advice and try to fix...
  3. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi there! Hoping someone can help me with this! I'm a new fish owner. I set up my first tank a couple of weeks ago, had the water tested and bought my first betta home yesterday. He's an absolutely gorgeous little guy with such a great little personality! The one thing I'm unsure about is my...
  4. Betta Chat
    Hello everyone! This is my new Betta named Merlin, He's beautiful!! :love: I was wondering if anyone could tell me what kind of Betta he is? Thanks in advance!
  5. Betta Fish Care
    So, as the subject implies, I'm a complete newbie to the 'Betta Life' :-) Last night I rescued a beautiful blue crowntail male betta from PetSmart (I seriously wanted to cry seeing them all in little cups!!!) After buying the initial 1.8 gal tank (and THEN educating myself on standard tank...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm somewhat of a new Betta owner. I owned one when I was younger, but I don't know anything more than the basics. I got some aquarium accessories at a yard sale the other day, which inspired me to try getting a fish again. Yesterday I was at Wal-mart and checked out their betta section, and...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    A week ago I got a new betta. After putting him in the tank, I fed him a only few flakes. The next day I noticed that he was floating at the top, and if he swam down into the water, he would just float back up. I started treating him for SBD- fasted for 4 days, and then the day before...
  8. 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...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 5 Does it have a filter? yes Does it have a heater? yes What temperature is your tank? 82 Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No (although the new filter has a aeration system on the bottom of it, nothing too strong) Does your...
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My fish, Remus, is ill. I'm pretty positive he has fin rot. Remus is in a 2.5 gallon heated and filtered tank with silk plants and a completely smooth glass jar to swim in and out of. I will admit, I was doing 100% water changes once a week because I didn't know any better and putting him in a...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My buddy Indigo came to live with us a couple of weeks ago. After a few days he started with white patches on his head. They gradually grew to being his entire front. Now it is going into his fins. I noticed a small pinhole on one fin as well! Pics included to show coloring as well as the hole...
  12. Betta Chat
    Hey there! I'm relatively new to the whole Betta world -although I've had my Betta, Roscoe, for a year and a half now. Before he came to me he was my sister's fish but soon she was more into boys than caring for such a delicate little fish so she gave him over to me in quite poor condition (fin...
  13. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    [LEF[/LEFT] Hello, My betta has a patch on his head, it appears that maybe scales are missing? I'm not sure as I am new to betta keeping. Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 8 Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 78/25.5 Does your tank...
  14. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So I got my betta about a week ago so I'm really new to this. The lady at the fish store that I talked to really seemed to know what she was doing and she told me I only needed to get a very small bowl, some rocks for the bottom, some food and some water conditioner, so that was all I got. But...
  15. Betta Pictures
    Im nervous because my parents are divorced and my betta lives at my dads house and I only go there from Thursdays to Saturdays, so at the time I got my beta, I got it last Thursday, and for the days I was there and taking care of it it looked really healthy and happy but after I left for the...
  16. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey there! I bought home the Betta in question, Taiga, yesterday, and he was doing rather well. Like many people, I was (and still am somewhat, though I'm trying my best to learn) ignorant about the true needs of a Betta. I did research enough to know he needed a filter, heater and at least a 2...
  17. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I've had my betta for almost a week and he isn't doing so well. He was in a 2 gallon container by himself and it took him a few days to get acclimated then he was fine. I moved him into a 10 gallon tank with my other fish and he was doing fine. A few days later a few of my fish died so I...
  18. Betta Fish Care
    I have recently started keeping Bettas again. After one passed yesterday, due to a tank-jumping incident that morning, I have since put covers over their homes. After seeing one of the fish, a smaller, presumable female, fish, named Karmadella, hanging out at the top, her gills not really...
  19. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi! I'm still pretty new to fish care...I originally had one four years ago in a large 2 gallon bowl. Wasn't quite planning on getting more after the last one died after 2 years. Then my aunt had a baby shower and her centerpieces were bettas! She told us all to take them home or they wouldn't...
  20. Betta Fish Care
    Hi, everyone! Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me out here... So. Firstly, I've never had fish before, let alone a betta, but when my roommate got me one as a present I was ecstatic! I'm just now learning how much care they need, though, and I am FAR from an expert. Anyways, I've had...
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