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  1. New Betta Acting Strange, HELP!!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    alright so i purchased a 5 gallon plastic tank with a heater, filter, and cover. after decorating it with sand, plastic plants, and a cute ornament i left the tank to cycle for about 3 weeks. when i brought the water in to petco the finally told me it was safe to pick out a fish!! i carefully...
  2. Moving my buddy

    Betta Fish Care
    I am a college student, and spring break is approacing. My little finned buddy is obviously coming home with me, but he is also getting a new tank this weekend, his is TINY right now (I got him for free and he came in it) I was wondering a few things, firstly, how do I safely get him home? My...
  3. Help! Adopted abandoned Betta showing strange changes in behavior, urgent questions!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Fish people of the world, I need help! I have a couple of questions that need answering…sorry in advance for the long post. I hope you will bear with me and read through the whole thing. I am not a fish person, but I came across my male Betta fish, Sir Floatley Geoffers, a little over a month...
  4. What's wrong with my fish?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 1 gallon bowl What temperature is your tank? 74-78 Does your tank have a filter? no Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no Is your tank heated? yes What tank mates does your betta fish live with? there are two betta in the bowl with a...
  5. Please help - my Betta seems ill

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi I'd be grateful for suggestions - my Betta fish seem sick. Since yesterday evening I have noticed that my Betta seems to have difficulty staying afloat. He is 2 years old, quite large, very active and happy. But last night I noticed that when I feed him he swims up with difficulty, eats and...
  6. Help! Is he sick?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey Everyone, I got a betta for the first time in December. Ever since I got him he's been really slow. Like he never really swims around much, usually he just floats around the tank. Esecially in the last few months he hasn't been eating much. The pellets I got said I should feed him...
  7. Clamped Top fin New owner

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So I'm new on this site, and am a new betta owner. I got Mr. Piffles three days ago from walmart. He seems to swim around okay in his three gallon tank, but I am worried about his top fin. It looks like it may be clamped. Like I said I'm new to the game so am curious what actions I should take...
  8. Vertical stripes on male betta!?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a 1 year old male betta named Prince. In the morning or when he is awake he has blackish scales and blue fins. At night or when he is sleeping He is pale-ish orange. Today I accidentally hit his tank. Luckily it didn't fall bu he freaked out and ran aroind his tank a few times then...
  9. Is my betta sick?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm a college student and I can't tell if my betta fish is sick or not. I really want to take care of this fish, so if you could give me some advice about if my fish is/is not sick and what to do about it, I would really appreciate it! I have several concerns, but my biggest concern is the...
  10. New Betta Gill stuck open!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey everyone! I just bought my first betta yesterday. He was a "big chain store" rescue. I know...not the best idea, but he's here. When I first got him home and set up, he had a few curled fins, but they seem straighter today. He is eating well, swims up to the glass when I enter the room, and...
  11. My betta puffs up when...

    Betta Fish Care
    I've noticed that 75% of the time when my little guy Hewie randomly puffs up and starts swimming around like a spaz, he goes potty. Is this normal? Is that his way of "pushing"? Lol He is not constipated because he does go and you see it sinking to the bottom. I feed him about 5 - 7 pellets a...
  12. Sick Betta

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi everyone! I'm new to the site and a semi-new Betta owner. We have had our male betta, Merlin for going on 4 months now. When we first got him, he was a very active and friendly little guy. Because we loved Merlin so much, I decided to create a female betta sorority of 5. I've had my...
  13. foggy water

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    water perameters are ok temp a little low 75 no matter what tank we put him in the water goes foggy, he has 1 brother and 1 sister who can live in any of the tanks we put him into witout issues well there was a little stress but that cleared up.. this steel blue P viel has never shown stress...
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