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  1. What is happening?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Just got Parmesan a few days ago. He is a crowntail betta. I must admit that I am embarrassed by how unprepared I was. He is my first fish. The first couple of days he was very active and exploring his tank. Suddenly, today he has been hiding and avoiding food. He has lost some of his vibrancy...
  2. Noticed Torn Fin...with a red spot?

    Betta Fish Care
    I've had my betta for a month. He is in a 5 gallon, cycled tank with a heater and filter. Water change every 1-2 weeks. He is a Elephant Ear Betta (Man, I love these) Today, I noticed he tore one of his front long fins. I am almost positive he tore it on this fake plant I have in the tank...
  3. SIW Apple.

    Betta Memorials
    Well, a week ago my precious Apple died. I guess he was a bit old.. He was doing just fine (I checked the water, everything is ok), but he was getting shy and didn’t want to flare or make bubble nests anymore.. at first I thought that it could be because of the other female bettas (too much...
  4. Pimple on betta fin?!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello all - I might be overreacting but I'm pretty worried about my newest betta Petco rescue Cap. He seemed to be improving in energy and color and immensely so in fin regrowth but he has developed red streaks in his fins as well as a tiny pimple-like bubble on his anal fin. This thing just...
  5. The Absolute STRUGGLE

    Betta Chat
    So, by now I know Scout's time will come within next month or two. I've had him for almost two years, about the average lifespan of a betta fish. The other day at pet store, I saw an absolutely drop-dead gorgeous boy. He was all white with red fins, and he looked like a spade tail(though you...
  6. I'm not sure what is wrong (first betta)

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So I've had Gideon for about three months now and I'm starting to worry because the coloring around his gills are fading. The odd thing is, his eating habits and activities are normal. I attached a photo to help with the diagnostic. He is my first betta and I want to make sure he is ok, he is...
  7. Free male betta in nj! - want to find good home.

    Betta Fish Marketplace
    ::::NEEDS NEW HOME:::: Received this guy from my professor on Tuesday October 13th. Was okay with it until I found out that betta's living in mud puddles was a myth. Now I feel bad that he's in his current bowl & would like him to be in something bigger. Sadly I do not have the finances for...
  8. Red Sac-Like Attachment?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    First post, thought I'd give it a try. My halfmoon betta, Sagi, has something going on with him but I can't even figure out what it is. It's this red, fleshy like sac, sometimes I see it hanging off of him. No 'illnesses' or images match up to what he has. It's not debris from his decorations...
  9. Hi everyone! :D

    Meet the Betta Keepers
    My name is AJ and I have two Bettas, a red Crown Tail named Jasper and a blue Crown Tail named Galaxy. I bought Jasper first and as I started reading and learning more about how to properly take care of him I got hooked! Two weeks later I bought Galaxy. Jasper lives with a female African Dwarf...
  10. Best way to improve fin colour for red dragon

    Breeding Betta Fish
    Guess I'll start things off by saying that this is my first foray into breeding; I'm looking to establish a really nice red dragon line. I have this boy coming from Aquabid along with a sibling female. His fin colour is quite nice but I would like to get rid of the white at the base of his...
  11. help! red spot on my bettas head!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi. I just looked at my betta, and just noticed a bright red raised spot on my betta head above his eye. The scales all around the spot are faded and 'dead' looking. It looks like the top of a yellowhead spot but red. I look at Cosmo every day and have only just noticed it. Any ideas what it is...
  12. looking for shrimp

    Betta Fish Marketplace
    Anyone have any shrimp for sale OR trade? I only have a 4 gallon tank so a half dozen or so should be fine. Looking for any type; glass/ghost, RCS, anything colored, etc. At this time I only have some water wisteria that needs to be trimmed to trade with. Let me know what you have and we can...
  13. New 4month old crowntail :) my first crowntail!

    Betta Pictures
    A couple days ago my dream betta passed away, I'd only had him 2weeks. This morning I decided to go to the pet store I got him from to let them know what had happened, they informed me 3 other bettas from that batch had died too. They insisted I have another betta free of charge (they know I...
  14. Red dots on healing tail

    Betta Fish Care
    Hey everyone! I have a betta that was struggling with tail biting for a while. I put some Indian Almond leaf in, and he hasn't bitten since. Now, I am starting to see some regrowth on his tail (yay!), but all along the edges of the tail, I see these little red dots. It almost looks like he has...
  15. Need helping sexing my Betta

    Betta Chat
    Hello everyone, I am new here so sorry if I sound newbish or (hopefully didnt) post in the wrong section! I bought what I thought was a baby female Veiltail who quickly grew into a mature fishh. While she has an egg sack she seems large and robust, more aggressive and while she has a short beard...
  16. Meet me new betta!

    Betta Pictures
    Hey everyone, I am new to this forum, and I would like to show you guys my new betta I bought yesterday at a fish store for $5, he was labelled as a short-tailed betta? but I didn't know what type he is.. I think it's a male because of his colours.. Can anyone of you guys see what he is? I'm...
  17. Betta Names

    Betta Chat
    Any names for my new red betta? He's a half-moon :-)
  18. Meet bloody face :)

    Betta Pictures
    He's a bit of a mongrel but I love the little guy! :)
  19. Gone to the fish tank in the sky :(

    Betta Memorials
  20. Sputnik and "Jack"

    Betta Pictures
    Had them in the new 1/2 gallon holding containers while cleaning, figured I'd take some pics and video. :) Sputnik: Dark Red Jack (aka Pumpkin): Orange A little video (you can mute it, it's just me sounding like a child and talking randomly and getting walked in on doing video by...
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