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  1. Panicking fish mom!

    Betta Fish Care
    I got my first every betta fish about a week ago when my 14yo daughter made me stand and look at all the sad bettas living in tiny cups at Petco. $100+ dollars later we headed home with saddest little guy that we thought had no chance of adoption so we rescued him. He's in a 5 gallon with a...
  2. First betta tank help

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello! I got a betta for my birthday the other day (I'd been talking about wanting one for a while, so it wasn't a total surprise, but I wasn't quite prepared for it). It's currently living in the little "betta kit" tank (pics attached), but I want to upgrade to something better. I've done some...
  3. Hello!

    Meet the Betta Keepers
    Hey All, I am not super new to keeping Bettas, but it has been around 8 years. A friend of mine wanted to get rid of his 20 gal tank (it has an ADF) and gave it to me so I could get back into keeping fish. I haven't picked up a new betta yet, but I am super excited. My last betta I had went on...
  4. Susanoo the Betta (and me I guess)

    Meet the Betta Keepers
    Hello, everyone! I am very shy, so you may hardly hear from me unless it's worrisome questions or I have good pictures to share. I like to loiter forums quietly and just learn. I'm a person with high anxiety and a long-time obsession with Betta fish. Owning a Betta as a child was disastrous as...
  5. not a morning fish

    Betta Fish Care
    hey so I don't really think there is anything wrong with my fish I am just mildly curious, but I believe my betta is not a morning fish. Kind of like how some people are not morning people and refuse to wake up without coffee. My husband and I wake up for work every day at 6:00 am. I can't say...
  6. Territory Relocation?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I have a ten gallon tank set up with one Red Double-Tail Betta and two Guppies (unknown species) and my betta seems to think that he owns the whole tank and will constantly chase the guppies. Can I get my betta to have a select portion of the tank claimed as his territory as his own? I really...
  7. Cycling, Ich, and the Mistakes of a Newbie

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, everyone. I'm sure you get a lot of posts like this, but I'm a new betta owner, and I have just discovered... a lot of mistakes! I tried to do my research before getting one, but clearly I didn't do enough. I hope you can help me! My new betta, who I've had for about a week, is a...
  8. Scared to introduce new Beta into tank!

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi all! I used to keep Bettas when I was younger. For some reason, it seemed so easy back then! (I guess ignorance really IS bliss!) I got my son a 10 gallon tank with filter, heater etc. We introduced 3 goldfish and they died within two days. (Ammonia way too high) Four weeks later we have...
  9. Is My New Betta a Marble Betta?

    Meet the Betta Keepers
    I just got a male betta. I haven't owned any fish for a year, and my last three bettas I had only lasted me four years. I felt bad at Petsmart so I bought a half moon male betta. What I find odd is, he is so see through that you can actually see his bones and red veins. He has a large tail but...
  10. My first Betta Tank

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Ok, so I have a 45 gallon tank. Currently I am working on the plants and setup. Im trying to do a Japanese theme, with a bonsai tree, a few statues, and a lot of plants in the back and along the sand substrate. My plan is to have 10 corrys, a hand full of females and one male giant. I still...
  11. Saying hi!

    Meet the Betta Keepers
    So I meant the have a more thought out intro post, then I stumbled over some nice tank sale options and ended up bursting my bubble in the habitat thread instead ;) Figured it'd still be nice to say hello though! My two top nicknames are Snowy or Alex, so either is a totally fine shorthand for...
  12. Time sensitive tank buying help! (Jul 5th sale end)

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi there! Sorry to post firstsies in the tank forum, but I was gearing up my intro post and my "I'm getting a betta soon, but want to set everything up right; here's what I know, here's my questurns, what am I missing?" fish newbie post first.... When I incidentally ended up at our local...
  13. Silly Questions from a New Owner

    Betta Fish Care
    I just got my Betta Iris three days ago and I had some questions: I used water conditioner when I first cycled the tank,but due to some concerns about wounds I wanted to put some stresscoat in there.Can I use both? If so, can I put stresscoat in while Iris is in the tank? Is there a brand of...
  14. My first betta

    Betta Pictures
    Hello! I've been lurking for a while, reading all the amazing knowledge on here and since I finally have my first betta, I thought it was time I joined. Hoping to keep learning and have a happy little guy. Anyway. This is Hamachi, although I generally call him fisho when I'm talking to him...
  15. Quick Cycling Question?

    Betta Fish Care
    I just got my betta tank one week ago Saturday. It is a 5.5 gallon with a filter and heater with the temperature set to 80 degrees. I didn't know anything about cycling before I got my fish... I (unfortunately) went by the advice of the petsmart where I got my fish. They told me to set up the...
  16. pH Advice

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    First time fish tank and Betta owner. 5g tank was planted and set up last Wednesday, Betta fish added yesterday to begin a fish-in cycle. I'm running into a bit of a dilemma though. My tap water has a pH of 8.8. My tank water is 7.4. I'm scared of giving the little guy pH shock during water...
  17. Shrimp Newbie

    Other Fish
    I have come to learn that my husband is buying me a full shrimp set up for this holiday gift giving season (he's such an enabler lol) and was hoping some more seasoned shrimp keepers could give me a few pointers! I'll be most likely getting red cherry shrimp because other kinds are kinda hard...
  18. plants rotting?

    Planted Betta Tanks
    So I recently started my first tank, and I really wanted to go with the live plants option. I have a sand/gravel mix for substrate, a Marineland LED 11-inch light strip on the hood that I leave on for 10-12 hours a day, and I use Aqueon Plant Food a couple times a week. I have an Anubias that is...
  19. Shrimp or Cory (or both?)

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hi. I'm new the the forum and in general to fish keeping. I recently found a 30+ tank lying out on the street. It had a leak but I patched it up. I haven't got anything yet but I'm planning for this tank to be a planted and home to one single male betta fish. Since I'm new to this I really...
  20. Please help! Thank you in advance!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a new betta fish Sedgewick and I don't know what to do! Thought he had fin rot so bought bettafix. Followed directions and did 50% water change as directed by aquarium dude. Have done 2 applications for bettafix and fish is not happy. Noticed today his fins were clamped. He is a...
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