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  1. 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?
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My boyfriend and I just got a betta a couple weeks ago. When we first got him he had a small pale patch on his head but we thought it was just apart of his coloring, as he had lots of colors when we first got him. Then we noticed he started turning more white, it spread to his body, and now the...
  3. Betta Fish Care
    I have several questions concerning bettas and flaring that I was hoping those with more experience in fishkeeping could help address. Generally speaking, it wise to encourage your betta to flare? Is flaring healthy for the fish or does it simply cause unnecessary stress? What are your...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I got a new adult male Betta, an adult butterfly named Gatsby, two weeks ago and it hasn't been going great. He hasn't eaten anything as long as I've had him; I posted in the general care forum when I first noticed he wasn't eating and got a lot of suggestions and heard from people that said...
  5. Betta Fish Care
    I did something stupid. Hope someone can help. I came home and somehow one betta tank (I have 8) had temp of 94! I got so worried, even though the betta seemed just fine, that I immediately took out enough water and adjusted temp to 84, where I normally keep it. I have maintained bettas for...
  6. Betta Fish Care
    Hi everyone! I've noticed that my baby female betta, who is just growing out of her stress stripes, gets them back only when other people come to look at her, but when I say hi to her, they're never there. I even had a family member come in to look at her and then I went to see her, and the...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So my main question is about maintaining my water at this point. I realize now that I had a few misconceptions about keeping a betta healthy so, while I tried my best with what I knew, my guy's habitat could probably be more balanced. I'm expecting that I need to do a water change but I don't...
  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    First off, I am an amateur amateur betta owner. The last time I owned a betta was probably in sixth grade, and I am now in college. I would fill out the form with all the details, but being that I got this Half Moon male betta today from PetSmart on a whim, I don't really have much other than...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I swear my fish respond to 8hz alpha music. (youtube "binaural music" or "spa music"). I just stumbled upon this a few days ago so I'm not sure which type works best but it's worth a try. I've had 4 fish respond really positively to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xdw6Sve2Jk. One that had...
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Update 7/17: Finnigan's doing great! His fins are still recovering, but switching his food is what finally helped his constipation. Still don't know if it is the better brand that did it or the flake format, but he's good as new! (old) Update: I forgot to mention that I moved him to a kritter...
  11. Betta Fish Care
    I got a young female betta about three days ago; she's very small and I estimate she's only 7-9 weeks old. She was in a tank with her female siblings in the fish shop. I acclimatised her as normal and gave her an indian almond leaf and all that, but she showed a very strong stress line until...
  12. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I've had my betta for almost two weeks. Originally I had him in a small bowl but then I switched the bowl to a tank. The problem that occurred in both housings was that he always saw his reflection and would literally swim up and down, side to side, and aggressively chase his reflection. It's...
  13. Betta Fish Care
    Hi everyone! I am new to this site and betta keeping. My mom had bettas when I was young but they were in those itty bitty bowls. I now know that is horrible!! My guy is in a 2.5g tank, which I know isn't ideal either but due to space in my apartment I'm limited. I did not know about the...
  14. Betta Fish Care
    I have two females in a community tank of gourami, guppies, bumble bee gobys, mollies and two baby plecos, one female always seems to show stress stripes I'm assuming, and especially when the lights on the tank are on even though I bought her from a shop that always kept the light on over her...
  15. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Today while I was at church my close friend (who has no fish experience whatsoever from what I know) texted me saying that she bought me a fish and ghost shrimp as tankmates for my betta..... in his 5 gallon tank. I asked her what kind of fish she bought. She said a blue gourami. I had never...
  16. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 1 1/2 gallons What temperature is your tank? 82°F Does your tank have a filter? I had to remove it. I own a Whisper Filter for 1-3 gallon tanks, but the current was still too strong for my fish. I plan to get a bigger tank on Christmas day so that maybe the...
  17. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi. I am a college student and I have had a male betta for about a year and a half know. He is a very healthy and lively fish. My home is about 6 1/2 hours away from my school and he has made the trip to and from multiple times. I just came home with him for Thanksgiving break. The car...
  18. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I am a college student and have had a male half moon betta for about a year and a half now. He is at college with me and has made several trips to and from my home and my school. He is a very lively and healthy fish. I just recently brought him home for Thanksgiving break. Therefore, he went...
  19. Betta Fish Care
    I put my Betta directly into a new tank, after I had brought up the temperature and added conditioner. The bubble stone seems too strong, and after reading all the posts about cycling, I feel I should go get a larger tank (5 gal?) with a filter system for good BB growth. In the meantime, while...
  20. Betta Fish Care
    I know people say not to mess with pH, but my tap water is very high. I'm talking around 8.4 high. My betta always stresses after water changes and I noticed as i was pouring out my tank pH test into the sink that the vial water turned blue as it hit the tap water, so i did a tap water test...
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