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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone. I’m new to the forum and I was wondering if anyone could help me figure out what’s wrong with my betta. I’m wondering if maybe he has fin rot or if there is something else wrong with him. He was in with some neon tetras and they were nipping him so I moved him to a different tank...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I've had my sweet veil tail for about 3.5 years now. I went on a business trip last week and had my friend feed him for me for the ~8 days I was gone. When I got back I noticed this white spot on his head. When I took a pic it looked like a scratch but I'm wondering if someone with a more...
  3. Betta Chat
    Does anybody have experience with a spadetail betta? I have looked for a spadetail betta for sale and nobody sells them, a few sites says they have all but disappeared. Some say they were popular in the 90s. Does anybody know who sells spadetail bettas, or what combination of fish breeds with...
  4. Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hello! I have a 10-gallon tank and wanted to get some ideas for tank companions for my female betta. Also, if a 10-gallon is too small to house anything but my female betta, please let me know! :smile2:
  5. Betta Fish Care
    After a three-year break, I'm back into the aquarium keeping business with a 29 gallon tank. My local pet shop currently has an established female sorority and my new tank can take all of them, so of course I want all of them. It'll actually be a size upgrade for them. My question is, how should...
  6. Betta Fish Care
    I am getting a new betta soon and already have the tank cycled and ready to go. One thing that I am a little confused about, however, is the idea of quarantining the new fish. I’ve read many articles on the importance of quarantining, but they all site keeping the existing plants and animals in...
  7. Betta Chat
    Hello! I've just got back from a three week trip abroad. While I was gone, I had a friend of mine take care of my Betta, Rune. I had just changed the water a few days before I left as I had started to notice a little bit of red beginning to form on his fin close to his body. I told my friend to...
  8. Betta Chat
    I'm mostly just curious as I have no plans to breed him, I just think he looks cool. I got him from a petsmart, but even after a week in good water, his coloring hasn't changed much (beyond getting a bit of metallic/shiny blue at the very very tips of his tailfin, which can't be seen in the...
  9. Betta Chat
    Hello, wondering if my Rory is a female or male, because Rory is being rather confusing-_-. Rory looks like female in these ways 1. Egg spot 2. Rounder stomach But looks like a male in theses ways 1. Beard 2. Longer fins Does Rory just have a false egg spot? It has been suggested that this could...
  10. Betta Fish Compatibility
    So I have an older male betta fish in his own separate tank currently, but I'm hoping to move him into my community tank that has two male mollies and a plato in it. The mollies seem like they're not aggressive even though they're both males, but they do chase each other often though there's no...
  11. Betta Fish Care
    I really appreciate anyone's insight! I have some questions! A.) cycling B.) moving long distance with a "cycled" tank A.) I've read a lot about cycling online, and bare with me more experienced aquarists, but, I am still having a hard time understanding the technical need for cycling. I've...
  12. Betta Fish Care
    Does anyone have this filter? My question is, when you 1st get it and place it in the water, is it suppose to make alot of bubbles? Will the bubbles subside eventually?
  13. Betta Fish Care
    Can someone explain to me why a half moons' fins could potentially curl? Is there a way to fix it? I believe my betta fish as little curls that are forming at the end of his tail..but I am not sure. I will later on place a photo of him. Water parameters are normal, he lives in a 1.5 tetra...
  14. 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...
  15. Betta Fish Care
    Hello So I just purchased a National Geographic automatic 25 watt tank heater. It's presetted to 80°. I was wondering if this is a good choice for my 3.5 gallon tank (will house one male betta). Will it make the tank too hot? Anything I should watch out for? Should I return it and invest in one...
  16. Betta Chat
    Hello! I have a question in regards to new bettas.. I had a Betta, Boris, and he recently died when I changed his tank due to stress..but also supposably the water was too warm for the guy..:( and I miss him dearly since i trained him. And he was just a lovable little dude who was friendly to...
  17. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi there! I'm wondering if there is a way to tell whether my little guy has fin melt or if his fins are just clamped? Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 5.5 Does it have a filter? No Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 80-81 degrees f. Does your tank have an air...
  18. Betta Chat
    Hello everyone! I'm Austin, a just-recently betta fish owner! His name is Ghost, and is a double-tailed betta. I have a question regarding my biology class, and I figured this is a good place to ask. Now, I need to record its respiration daily, meaning I have to see how much my fish breathes per...
  19. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So I've had Marimo balls altogether for about 3 years now. The one I'm concerned about is this one. It's the oldest one and it has turned a lighter almost tan color near the bottom and I'm just wondering what is happening. Is it dying? Is just this spot dying? If so what can I do to stop it? Or...
  20. Betta Fish Care
    I've tried almost everything with Peanut, my teal doublefin, bettafix to a whole new tank with exciting things, and I've never solved the mystery with his strange depleting fins... things are getting better now that it's been a few months luckily. There are clear parts of fin on top of his...
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