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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! I'm new here. I'm very concerned about my betta fish. He's the first fish I've ever had so this is all new to me! I've had him for 6 months now, but I've been noticing that something is wrong with him! He's active (but mostly stays in a corner of the tank) and hasn't swam to the bottom in...
  2. Betta Fish Care
    Hi guys, I’ve had this male betta for over a month now and he still glass surfs now and again and today i noticed his tail has big chunks missing on the ends :( what is causing him to do this? I have him set up in a 6 gallon tank with 2 large silk plants with big leaves and a soft rock cave...
  3. Betta Fish Care
    Hello! I recently brought home a new female HMPK female Betta. She was put into a 5 gallon, planted tank with 3 shrimp and a snail in there with her. I have noticed that all she does all day is glass surf! She is a very curious little gal, comes and checks out anything I put near or in the tank...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've tried other forums and got no answers and I really am worried sick. One of my bettas (my first fish ever) has something wrong with him and I don't know what it is. I'll try give as much info as I can so please please bear with me. Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 15 Does it have a...
  5. Betta Fish Care
    Hello all! I am needing some help. I am in college, and with winter break coming I am struggling to figure out what to do with my betta. I would rather not take him home as it would cause him a lot of stress that is unneeded in a short amount of time. I have vacation feeders that will last...
  6. Betta Fish Care
    I’m not a super experienced betta owner and yesterday I got a new betta. I have him in a rimless tank and I absolutely cannot tell if he can see his reflection, but he’s darting up and down the side of the glass on one side of his tank. I tried covering it with paper, rotating the tank, dimming...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi! My boyfriend and I are brand new, first-time Betta owners based in the UK and looking for some urgent help! We're feeling very worried:( Just a note before I begin, we are completely new to keeping fish of any kind and are doing our best! We are willing to take on any advice and try to fix...
  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm sorry for the title, but I truly had no idea how to call this issue or how to sum it up. Long story short: 1) Is the betta in the photos below just a very pretty female? Are stress stripes female-only? 2) What about betta fish that have a tumor? Is there anything infectious about...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta has been home since Friday afternoon. He hasn't been hiding since then and is actively swimming around. However, I've noticed he swims somewhat quickly and has clamped fins, at least during the day (I noticed last night after shinning a light in his tank, his fins were completely open)...
  10. Betta Fish Care
    I got my new fish today! I was super excited, and made sure to acclimate him correctly and do everything right. He was swimming happily in his tank for a couple of hours, and even ate out of my hand (on the first day!) - that is, until I made a grave mistake. The fish was flaring at his...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Two of my bettas are having some issues, and I don't know exactly what they are or how to treat them. First off, here is Pibb- The top photo is him a few days ago, the bottom his him about a month ago, the first week I got him. As you can see, there is a bar on his body that has lost color (it...
  12. Betta Fish Care
    I'm currently using a Fluval Spec 2.6 Gallon and the filter is a little strong, sometimes my Betta gets stuck to it. He's strong enough to swim out of it. I'm just wondering if being stuck to it causes them stress or if its actually okay and he can relax against the filter like that.
  13. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello all~ I purchased Luc, a white’pearl colored and grey marble halfmoon betta from a reliable and trusted LFS a while back. He lives in a heated, filtered 3.5 gallon tank with sand and a few live plants. He has AQ salt in his tank all the time and I dose with stresscoat. Lately he’s been more...
  14. Betta Fish Care
    What's up fishtank people, I bought/rescued a new betta yesterday. We named him Lucky Kamikaze because we found him sitting in the betta tank system's large filtration system at the LFS. We thought he was dead, his poor little body was stuck in the cotton wad-like stuff, but when I poked the...
  15. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Roscoe only just started doing this two days ago and it usually happens right after he's flared at his reflection in the tank glass (which is rarely ever). He practically became a Betta beach ball. He swims around okay, is slightly lethargic, continues to be greedy for food and his fins stay...
  16. Betta Fish Care
    I have had my male betta fish (his name is Socks and I love him very much) for over 2 months now, but just 2 days ago, he has started getting aggressive. He has been continuously flaring his gills at all sides of the tank. I have not changed any aspect of his surroundings, the lighting and...
  17. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey, everyone. I recently got a new betta (exactly a week ago) and I'm worried about his behavior. Any idea are much appreciated! Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 10 Does it have a filter? yes Does it have a heater? yes What temperature is your tank? 78 degrees Does your tank have an air...
  18. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, My 6 year old son just got a new little betta tank and fish from my mom as a Christmas present. I've never owned a fish tank before. I've been researching non-stop for a week, and I still have no idea what I am doing, and our fish looks so sad. I tried to fill out the form as...
  19. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Today, I noticed that my betta Azul has ich. I immediately drove to PetSmart to pick up some meds, but they were closed. So I had to go to Walmart, and all they had was Jungle Ich Guard I. I looked it up and several said it'd be fine to use with bettas. The thing is, I'm currently at college...
  20. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Is this a stressed betta? What can I do? His colors are usually very bright and he's usually really active. He used to be a happy betta but now he just sits at the bottom of the tank and he doesn't eat. Maybe he's just getting old?
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