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  1. hello

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey everyone! I have two Betta fish right now, a koi plakat male and a marbled veil tail male. I've had my koi plakat for around a year now and I've noticed that he is no longer koi. He used to have these beautiful vibrant blacks and reds but now he is all dull red. I don't know if he is sick or...
  2. Cycling for a month and no Nitrite?

    Betta Fish Care
    So a little over a month ago I set up my tank. I'm doing fish-less cycle, and added the Ace Hardware Janitor Strength Ammonia to start the cycle. My tank is 20 gallons and planted (with plants such as water lettuce, java fern, anubias nana, basically easy to grow plants). I'm also using a sand...
  3. No Idea Why - But He's Definitely Sick!!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, I have a 3 year old betta fish in a 5.5 gallon tank. It has very high quality planting soil in it, lots of plants which are flourishing, clean water which has never has any traces of ammonia or nitrites or anything of the sort... I have a great filter, which is not too strong and...
  4. Is this dropsy?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Just the day before yesterday I noticed my bettas right side was slightly swollen. It was only the right side. And it comes into a point. Not the typical dropsy look. The next day I gave her a small pea because I thought it was constipation. It didn't change the bump, so I ruled out...
  5. Breeding Betta Fish Compatibility Issue?

    Breeding Betta Fish
    For a few weeks I have been attempting to breed my female (Gee) in hopes of success of fry, I have three males to choose from, Bluetail, Arrow and Fernando. 1. Bluetail, seems to get along with her. They swim and even embraced a few times; however no eggs were laid. After a while they stopped...
  6. My Betta only eats bloodworms?

    Betta Fish Care
    My new betta fish seems to be a bit of a picky eater. When I bought him from the pet store, at the bottom of the cup were the small pellets the shop were feeding him which he didn't eat. I kind of blew it off until later when I tried to feed him for the first time. He wouldn't eat, and I wanted...
  7. 7 gallon tank + problems

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello everyone! My tank is a 6/7 gallon cubic tank (30x30x31). I don't have a betta, but I love them a lot and I'm looking forward getting a little guy. Do you have any advice on planting this cube and house a betta? I want to be clear about something now. Before haters start bashing me, I...
  8. Betta Fish Traveling Problem

    Betta Fish Care
    I am a college student who is looking forward to going home this Saturday. I also have a beautiful Betta Fish whom I adore. I also have a horse show this Saturday... and I'm driving with a friend who has a packed car as she is leaving college for good. So here is my problem... I am not...
  9. Feeding problems for betta, tetra, guppy?

    Betta Fish Care
    I have a betta, a neon tetra, and a cobra guppy. Today's my first day with them, and I'm trying to feed the betta Omega One Betta Pellets, and the other two TetraMin Tropical Flakes (a trial packet from my tank's kit). It's been 7 hours since I got them from Petsmart, no idea when they last...
  10. Crowntail Dragonscale Bubble Nest Issues

    Betta Fish Care
    I posted another thread as a guest but I got no answer, but I meet to know what's up with my fish so I joined. My betta is a Crowntail Dragonscale male and he's beautiful (in my biased opinion... Yes, that's him in my profile pic). But I have one problem: he doesn't/can't make a bubble nest. I...
  11. Staying at the top of the tank?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Sorry if this post is too long. I just want to explain everything so I can get a clear response. Housing What size is your tank? 1 gallon, hexagonal What temperature is your tank? 23 degrees C Does your tank have a filter? Yes Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? We...
  12. Betta food problem?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hey everyone I'm new to this site and also a fairly new Betta owner!! :) When I first got my betta, I had it in a smallll tank, like a 1/2 gallon. It seemed ok in there it ate right and everything, not heated at all. The I read up that it's not good for my betta, so I not have a 10 gallon tank...
  13. My Betta has scruffy curled fins!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have just purchased a betta from my lfs yesterday and was wondering if my betta should look like this... it has brown spots on its head and has curled scruffy fins. It is very active and eats all the food i give it. I have fed it Bettamin tropical medley (flakes). My tank size is 3 gallons (12...
  14. Betta bladder issues

    Betta Fish Care
    My betta fish is very bloated! I need help! I have not been feeding him much, 3-4 pellets a day. Some days, if i feed him to much, I do not feed him the next day. I assume that if i do not feed him for some days, the problem will be fixed. I will give a picture if I need to, to your request. But...
  15. Spitting out food??

    Betta Fish Care
    I have never used this forum and signed up specifically to post this, so hopefully I can get an answer! I am a first-time "fish mom" & have had my male Betta for 1 year now, with absolutely no issues. Recently (the past week or so) I have noticed him spitting out his pellet food & not eating as...
  16. Gill Problems

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 1 gallon What temperature is your tank? around 76 degrees (He just went from colder to warmer, he never seemed to mind colder water at all) Does your tank have a filter? No Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Is your tank heated? No...
  17. Light quit working in new Aqueon Mini Bow 2.5 gallon

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi. I'm new here and so glad t o find this great site! :-P Bought the Aqueon 2.5 last month. Male Betta, Waylon, is thriving. After cleaning it last night, the light was still working, but overnight it quit. All else is fine. I noted on another site a few problems with it have occurred. I...
  18. Filter Problem?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So I hooked up rubin's filter and a couple hours later I noticed this: It's a bad pic, but its the best I got. I'll explain it: where the water comes to the carbon, there's some light brown carbon. It's a brand new filter, so I can't be needing a new cartridge already. Anybody know what's wrong?
  19. Divider Problems

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Is it too stressful on bettas if they see each other through the divider and they keep flaring at each other and keep swimming away? Just divided a 5 gallon
  20. How can I know for sure what is causing my ph problems?

    Betta Fish Care
    I am starting a new 20 gallon tank which will have 4 cory catfish and one betta. I planted the tank and put in black Petco sand for my cories. When I tested the ph of the tank, it was at 9 which is way too high. It may even be higher because my testing strips stop at 9. The ph of my other...
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