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  1. Can anyone help me figure out what these thin-looking patches on my betta's fins are?

    Betta Fish Care
    Mr. Richards has been recovering from mild fin rot that he had when we got him from the pet store. He's been doing really well lately, but then all these little patches showed up and I'm a little concerned, especially because I don't think the ones on his top fin showed up until today. His top...
  2. Breeding questions

    Breeding Betta Fish
    1: Can the fry eat baby brine shrimp as their first meal? 2: Can I hatch the brine shrimp without an air pump? 3: Can I try limiting the number of eggs the pair lays? 4: I have read that the fry will be OK in colder temperatures and if there is no heater in the tank they will just grow up to be...
  3. Ammonia level above zero for the first time

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi all. I was doing my 25% water changes for my 5gallon tank once a week and all my levels were great. Until this week... Life happens and I had two teeth extracted so unfortunately, Meeseeks missed his water change date plus some extra days. And his fast day. :crying: I know, I know. Finally...
  4. Hi There

    Meet the Betta Keepers
    I am a college student and just finished up my first year studying veterinary medicine. I have been considering and researching a betta fish for most of my spring semester, and am going to make the plunge and buy my tank this weekend. I have cared for dogs and cats all my life, and miss...
  5. pH at good level, rises back up after in a day

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Newbie here. So I tested Meeseeks water pH last night at he was sitting pretty at a solid 7.0 in his 5 gallon tank. Pre-fish I used API tap water conditioner and that wasn't cutting it (the pH levels in my state are VERY hard/alkaline, lots of limestone). I didn't want to keep pouring it in the...
  6. Betta Behavior Changes?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello everyone, Earlier today I got the Aqueon Betta Bowl 2.5 for my fish, its a upgrade to his 1.5 tetra cube gallon. I placed him in the tank, and he looked extremely confused which makes sense, since it isn't his 1st home. I have also returned back home from my university;he sat in the cup...
  7. New Tank Syndrome Questions

    Betta Fish Care
    I've been researching and expanding my knowledge on diseases and sicknesses for Bettas. So I'll know whats going on when my fish acts strange and such. I came across the "New tank syndrome" and I have a rather aching question. IF a fish has the "New Tank Syndrome" and you have a spare tank could...
  8. Lazy Betta?

    Betta Fish Care
    Recently..I have been noticing that my Betta just sits on top of my heater and doesn't swim around like he use to. The water is at normal parameters, he is 100% healthy. The water is warm. And everytime I do a full clean of the tank, I move around the decorations so that he gets new views each...
  9. How much?

    Betta Fish Care
    How many drops would I place in a 1.5 tetra gallon tank of seachem prime? And can I use that as just the betta water conditioner?
  10. SO, I'd like you guys' opinions...

    Breeding Betta Fish
    Hi yall! I'm new to this Forum...but not to Bettas...I used to have 4 when I was a kid...my fith was eaten by my father's (monsters) FISH inour community tank before I got Chumani...my first Plakat, halfmoon, dragon, fancy, and AB fishy EVER and due to being my baby, (and because my fam is...
  11. Do i have too many plants for my baby?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hey just new to this community, but i bought and placed about 5 or 6 new plants for my tank but my betta has not played through or in them just flitters along the top or sides where there are no plants..
  12. I got my new Betta this week and have a few questions!

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi guys! My name is Chris and I got my first Betta this week. I moved into my new place about 3 months ago and back then I saw the "Aquafarm" and really liked it. My girlfriend paid attention and got me the "Hydrofloria" for christmas. After we came back from our Holiday trip we set out to get...
  13. Extremely new to live plants, need help!

    Planted Betta Tanks
    Hello! I am very very new to planted tanks and I have been researching for hours with many things very unclear to me about the process. I haven't been able to find a step by step or beginners guide on how to set up my (not NPT) planted tank so I have so many questions. Any advice or answers are...
  14. New Fish

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello, I got a betta Fish for Christmas and I have a few questions 1. How much should i feed my fish his betta food or how often 2. is it normal for him float at the bottom of the tank 3. Do they like light i was wondering if i should get him a little light...
  15. Need advice: What I need in the house?

    Betta Fish Care
    So a little context will help here. I've had several Betta fish in the past, which have all died due to my inexperience and lack of knowledge in caring for them. I just got a new Betta yesterday and I want to get it right this time. I want to keep him alive and healthy for as long as...
  16. help me build my tank!

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Okay, not literally build it, but decide what goes inside! I plan to house two veiltail boys, divided with the famous mesh dividers. :P So I picked a 10 gallon tank. I can get that locally. But first question is, rocks or sand? I'm hoping to get live plants right away, but it really depends on...
  17. Sorority questions

    Betta Fish Care
    After reading up a bit on sororities on this forum (not done with the long thread on the subject yet), I'm very tempted to trun my 20g long into a sorority once I move my community fish over to the 55g (hopefully next week). The tank will still have 4 otos which will be staying. The filter is...
  18. My male betta looks like he has a egg sack!

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi. I was just wondering why my male betta looks like he's got an egg sack?:|
  19. New Betta at home...

    Betta Fish Care
    Saphire caught my eye as a BEAUTIFUL halfmoon Betta at the petsore, so I got him right away with water conditioner and food (3 days ago). He is my first fish, and I fell for the low maintenance myth. I got home and did some research so I put him in the largest vessel I could find in my house...
  20. Baby betta questions?!?

    Betta Fish Care
    Ok so first of all, one of my fish is dying sooo sad but i want a baby betta. 1. Can babies live in a 2.5 gallon tank? 2. What temperature should the tank be heated to? 3. Does the fish need a filter in the 2.5 gallon or would i just need to clean it more often? 4. I have nls small fish...
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