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  1. Curious Behavior

    Betta Fish Care
    My Blackie exhibits a curious behavior at times during feeding. After the food is offered and he has begun feeding, he will seemingly go into a trance and sink motionless to the bottom of the tank. He will remain there in that state for about 10 to 30 seconds and then come back to life and...
  2. Betta is laying on its side. wont eat

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 5 Does it have a filter? yes Does it have a heater? yes What temperature is your tank? 72 Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? live plants Food: What food brand do you use? aqueon Do...
  3. betta losing colour during sleep?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone! I have a young mustard gas betta who I've just come home to find in a pretty deep sleep (it took him a minute or two to fully come to) and he's really quite pale. I know my tetras do this as they're also early nighters but I've never seen my betta like this. Is it normal? I know...
  4. Common Betta Care

    Betta Fish Care
    I just have a few questions that I would like answered here, and would rather not have to scour the Internet for opposing answers. My tanks are not small, but they are not massive, either. I do not have the measures, because I have been sick, and do not want to stress them out or risk dropping...
  5. Your betta and their catappa leaf thread

    Betta Pictures
    There is nothing cuter than a sleepy betta under a catappa leaf. So hey, I want to see your betta! It can be any catappa leaf pic- cute, funny, or pretty. (apologies if this has been done before!)
  6. My betta sleeps during the day and is active at night?

    Betta Fish Care
    I'm pretty sure this is the opposite of what he should be doing :/ I had a great betta who recently passed :( -And always slept at night. He was also very feisty and always flaring at my fingers, which I loved - the new guy is very passive and only comes out of his cave in the evening. ..Does...
  7. Sleeping or Sick?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hey everyone. I recently succumbed to a year long desire to get a fish and purchased my betta, Valentine. He's beautiful and I'm already in love with him, but I've gotten paranoid that he's going to die. I had some betta's when I was a kid but never was taught how to properly take care of them...
  8. Sleep Swimming

    Betta Chat
    Ever heard of it? Seen it maybe? Personally I had not heard of it till I saw someone's little comic strip about it, then this morning I caught Zip, my female betta in the 5g on my desk, doing strange things. She was swimming along the sandy bottom of her tank, dragging her belly/ventrals...
  9. HELP Pls - sick or dead?

    Betta Fish Care
    My best friend moved away about a month ago and I inherited her betta, Bluey. He was already a few months old with her and she got him at Pet Club earlier this year... so I don't think he is more than 6 months old. Two nights ago, I heard a bit of crash while I was asleep. I had ear plugs on...
  10. Baking paper bed - safe?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi all, Of the 10-15 plants I've put in my tank, only 2 seem to have survived melting, and they aren't big enough for my betta to sleep on, so I decided to make some mock leaves out of baking paper and attach them to a spare suction cup that came with the water heater. Most things I read say...
  11. Male betta always sleeping?

    Betta Fish Care
    We have had our male betta Fluffinator for a little over a year now. He is in a 5 gallon tank with a heater and we feed him 4 pellets a day, 6 days a week. Lately he has been resting or sleeping a lot. Every time I go check on him he is sleeping on top of his plant or in a little rock cave we...
  12. Eye Infection? Damage?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Sorry for making another thread so soon, but my poor fish Spike is having some issues. After a few days of being able to sleep in his cup again, Spike's eye is looking better. The problem is that, now, his other eye is flaring up really bad. It's not pop-eye (it looks kinda like it, but it's...
  13. HELP does my fish have swimbladder or sleeping

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello, so I'm a new betta owner. I just got my betta two days ago and right when I put him in the tank and everything he was fine. Fed him and he ate. Swimming and all. I took him on a 3 hour drive to my college. I was really worried he wasn't going to make it and he lived. This morning and a...
  14. Sleeping betta?

    Betta Fish Care
    When my bettas sleep their eyes go lighter and they look almost surprised. I notice when they are awake and active they are darker and more tentative, does anyone else notice this or am I crazy?
  15. New member seeking help for fish!

    Betta Chat
    Hello everyone, My fish, MJ, is about 3 years old and lives in a 2.5 gallon tank that is heated to 76 degrees. I do water changes weekly and try to keep it nice and clean. He normally eats about 2-4 little pellets per day, which I thought was a pretty good appetite. Then all of a sudden he lost...
  16. Plants for resting?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I am new to the Betta world. I'm an adult too, and when I was a child I never had one of these fish because I thought they were like pirahna and mean. I never liked mean creatures. So, I've had fish, just not these fish. So, what I'm wondering, since I've never heard of it until online...
  17. What are your bettas favorite sleeping spots?

    Betta Chat
    Just curious what your betta's favorite sleeping spots are. Chevy likes to hide behind a jug I put in there for him, that or one of his plants. :) What about yours?
  18. fish dying or sleeping away? ! idk!

    Betta Fish Care
    :cry: sooo my fish has gotten to the beach and safely back. has been very happy lately, starting making a bubble nest again.. he hasn't in a while yet.. .his name is Sonic. he has been active all today but now his fins are very closed up and he is sitting at the top near the edge of the water...