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  1. Baby Betta Show and Tell

    Betta Pictures
    I wanted to show off my baby betta and have others show off theirs and share their experience! I bought Radical Edward on Dec 10. She was labeled as "Baby Boy" I initially had her in a 1.5g kritter keeper with a heater and did daily partial water changes. Food was mainly tetra betta flakes and...
  2. Petco "Baby"

    Betta Pictures
    Meet Roy, a Petco "baby boy" betta. I've had him for around three months now, which should make him between four or five months old total. I've gotten a lot of feedback that he is female, a few comments of him being a plakat, and others of him being a comb-veil tail. Thoughts? He lacks both an...
  3. What tail type?

    Betta Chat
    I was an impulse buyer at petco while shopping for welcome-home presents for my dog and I bought a "baby boy" from petco without knowing all there is for proper care of an adult betta, let alone a lil guppy. I've since accommodated his current set-up as best as I can (currently a 0.7 gal tank in...
  4. WTB Petco 6.6 Bookshelf Aquarium

    Betta Fish Marketplace
    Looking for a Petco brand 6.6 Bookshelf Aquarium. I'm aware they stopped producing these a while ago, and I really want one! I can take a used one as long as it's not really scratched up and is in pretty good shape. Please either post in this thread or PM me if you're interested in selling one...
  5. Journal of my Baby's growth

    I came to Petco with my dad and sister just to LOOK at animals and then leave. I told my dad and even promised him that I will not spend any money. (Btw Petco is a bit far from where I live so my dad drives me there.) So I went to look and went to the betta sections. They were all filled up...
  6. Petition to Stop Petco from Killing Bettas by Turning Down the Heat at Night

    Betta Fish Care
    I hope this is allowed here. Hi everyone, I started this petition when I went to buy a betta and found that the shelves were literally bare. The fish manager was honest with me and said they had to turn the heat down at night and the drop in temperature was killing these beautiful fish. They...
  7. Betta with severe swim bladder disorder!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi guys, I recently was in petco and saw this little guy on his side at the top of his little cup. I asked the fish guy if I could take him home and he let me have him, free of charge (which was pretty nice). I got him in a 2 gallon tank with lots of live plants, and a heater keeping it at...
  8. Petco misinformation?

    Betta Fish Care
    Why is Petco so misinformed??? I purchased a betta there, and overheard the staff telling a women to only feed her fish twice a week!!! Which is far too little in my opinion. Yet, the fish food container says to feed twice a day, 4-6 pellets each feeding!! (8-12 pellets daily) which seems far...
  9. Petco Dragon Scale Rant

    Betta Chat
    I think we need to have a meeting with Petco. They CLEARLY do not know what a dragon scale is.... Out of the 8 or so labeled dragon scales they had, only one would be considered a real dragon scale....
  10. Help me decide if this will be a good tank for my Betta PLEASE

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi! Before I get on with my question(s) here's a little bit of background… I'm a 16 year old in highschool with bad anxiety. My mom thought it would be a good idea to get me a fish tank for my room since watching my little sister's fish swim around in her tank calms me down with my anxiety and...
  11. What's Wrong with my Betta?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I just bought a Betta from Petco and he looked rather sickly and not well taken care of so I decided to bring him home with me (hopeing I could get him in better condition). It looked like he had some fin rot so I got some medication and I have a water conditioner since his bowl is filled with...
  12. New fish is thrashing around water?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey everybody. I recently got a male betta from petco almost two weeks back. He was swimming in his own filth. He had finrot, too. So I took him home. I was advised to keep him in a hospital tank until his finrot got better. So I did. I put him in completely new water (risky move, but his...
  13. New Petco Betta - Fin Rot or Tail Biting?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! I bought a male betta from Petco the other day. Poor guy was swimming in his own filth. His fins looked like they were rotting away. I decided to take him home and keep him. But now I can't tell if he has fin rot or if he's a fin nipper. What do you think it is? And what should I do for...
  14. Meet Genghis the Doubletailed Marble~

    Betta Pictures
    Hey folks! I've been a LONG time lover of Betta fish and aspiring breeder for recreation. I have been following these forums for a long time but haven't actually had the time to make myself an account to post with you bettalovers! I recently picked up this pretty boy at Petco (Though I was...
  15. Question about a store betta... Injured, ill, or just deformed?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I was in petco today when I saw this little guy... He was so beautiful! HOWEVER... He's got a strange... Shape to his body? He seemed active enough, but I was curious -- is this some sort of natural deformity or illness? I've never seen a betta shaped like this before. We didn't buy him (too...
  16. How do I slow evaporation in my "tank"?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I only put tank in quotations because it's technically a kritter keeper. I currently have my male EE betta in the medium KK from Petco but I'm contemplating getting one of the large ones so he has a bit more room. It is heated and I have a sponge filter in there for him. I've noticed in the...
  17. New fish possibly sick, Please help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I haven't owned a betta a for a while and got a white Vailtail betta with black speckles on his face along with some fake plants, a 1.8 gallon tank, filter and heater not to mention Top Fin water conditioner and Aquedon betta food from petco yesterday. I'm afraid he might have paratises and that...
  18. Really Petco, Really?

    Betta Fish Care
    I didn't know where else to post this, but I saw something on Pinterest that made me livid. I mean honestly Petco, really? I thought you were getting better. I was so wrong.
  19. Betta "Rescues"

    Betta Chat
    I could write pages and pages of text, beating around the bush to avoid offending anyone. But experience tells me it's not going to work, so I am going to cut to the chase. I want to address two issues here on this thread: 1.) Betta "rescues" and why I see it as counterintuitive. 2.) The lack...
  20. Petco Brand Heater?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I'm thinking of buying one of these for the new tank I'm setting up soon, but I don't really know anything about them. Have you guys ever used one? Does it work well or should I just overnight a Hydor Theo heater?