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  1. Not loving his new 5 gallon tank yet...

    Betta Fish Care
    So I put my boy, Finn, in his tank yesterday, and he's really not doing well. I mostly suspect it's stress, but there are so many variables that changed recently, that I got nervous and just moved him back to his original tank. Here is the "long version" just to make sure all details are...
  2. Stress Lines, Color Fade and Possible Fin Rot?!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Same stuff, different day! It seems that I'm having yet another issue with my baby boy :-( I'll start from the beginning... When I bought my little Scuba home, he was an ordinary, blue betta. Of course, as he settled into the small container I kept him in, he became brighter, but his head...
  3. Update on adopted betta...new concerns?

    Betta Fish Care
    Thank you for your responses to my previous post, which I am quoting here in italics for those who didn't see the first one (if you saw the first one, just scroll down): "Fish people of the world, I need help! I have a couple of questions that need...
  4. Update on adopted betta...new concerns?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Thank you for your responses to my previous post, which I am quoting here in italics for those who didn't see the first one (if you saw the first one, just scroll down): "Fish people of the world, I need help! I have a couple of questions that need answering…sorry...
  5. This might not be the right thread, but I need help!

    Planted Betta Tanks
    Fish people of the world, I need help! (Sorry if this is the wrong thread, I am posting this in as many as I think could possibly be relevant to have a better chance of catching the eye (and advice!) of an expert. I have a couple of questions that need answering…sorry in advance for the long...
  6. Help! Adopted abandoned Betta showing strange changes in behavior, urgent questions!

    Betta Fish Care
    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...
  7. Help! Adopted abandoned Betta showing strange changes in behavior, urgent questions!

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    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...
  8. Can my betta detect my feeling?

    Betta Fish Care
    Recently I have watched some videos about water can be affected by constant emotion energy released by humans from Dr. Emoto's experiment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAvzsjcBtx8 This makes me think that my emotions can affect the water that my betta fish is staying, which will affect my...
  9. Something Wrong With My Betta

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I got my Betta fish about a week ago. He's a black orchid crown tail named Jackson, and he was perfectly healthy when I got him from the pet store. About a day or two after I got him, he started acting strange. He completely ignores the food I give him (I've tried freeze dried blood worms and...
  10. do pale color bettas at store change colors one in a tank?

    Betta Chat
    Hello, ive been wondering.. about evry couple of months ill go to a pet store and look at bettas, and i see these white, or Pale looking bettas, they'll hve like a small spot of color, or just hits of color on them. Now ive been reading a lot, now i know when a bettas is at the store they are...
  11. Are these stress stripes?

    Betta Fish Care
    I was given a sick vt female to care for shortly after christmas. She had a case of ich and was overall very slugglsh/sad looking. I used a treatment of aquarium salt/bettafix and she's now a very healthy and active little girl! However, when I first got her she had a long black stripe down her...
  12. Aggression stressing my fish out

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I have a 5 gallon divided tank with a male betta on one side and female betta on the other. It is a homemade divider - made from clear mesh craft board I bought at hobby lobby. The two of them flare at each other quite often. I know the stimulation is enriching for them to a certain...
  13. My fish tries to attack his reflection

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I bought my second betta fish yesterday and put him in a 1 gallon tank next to my older fishes tank. Whenever he catches a glimpse of his reflection he will continuously stare and flare his beard. Sometimes when he's in the middle he will swim right on over to the side bopping him in the mouth...
  14. Is this fin rot? Please help

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I've had my betta's Diego(Blue) and Dante(Orange) for about 3 months in a divided 10 gallon tank. I saved them from a life as table decorations living in small bowls. Diego (the blue one) had mangled looking pectoral fins when I first met him but otherwise looked healthy.I don't recall...
  15. My Betta turns striped and pale when I leave the room, but warms up when I come back

    Betta Fish Care
    If I watch her from my bed, she can't see me and goes pale and striped (horizontal). But if I put my face close to the tank, she comes and looks and me and becomes vibrant again. I leave my room often, and I'm at school for a lot of the day. I'm worried about her being stressed while I'm gone...
  16. Betta has black markings on his scales. New to Bettas.

    Betta Fish Care
    My Veiltail male betta has had these markings on his scale for a couple of weeks. I thought it may be stress markings, then I thought it could be ich or a sickness. I treated him with melafix to no avail. Please help me understand what may be going on. He is an active swimmer. Eats regularly...
  17. Antisocial?

    Betta Fish Care
    So my cousins are in for christmas and I recently cleaned my Betta tank as I do twice a week (small tank). Paul, my veil betta, is normally very active even after water changes. He's normally flaring at me and watching me as I play on my computer and talk to him (I believe he likes the...
  18. Betta eating his own tail!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi folks, I have a problem with my wee betta fish, this morning I noticed he had started nipping his own tail and he has taken quite a few chunks out of it. His fins underneath are fine, as he can't reach those - but his big tail and dorsel fin is a wee bit chewed. I went into Pets at Home...
  19. Sticky/Clamped Fins and Stress Lines

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I had a veiltail betta for 3-4 years who died unexpectedly about a month ago, and I missed having a betta so I got a new half-moon male betta about 2 weeks ago from Petsmart. I'm not sure how old he is but I assume he's still young, I'm also not sure how much more he will grow. We named him Haku...
  20. Betta fins...please help.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I have a fairly new betta. He came in the mail, and he's very young--between 3.5 and 4 months old. He's a great eater and always wiggles for me. I noticed today that there's something wrong with his fins. Can you please help?? I've stressed him recently, and I'm wondering if that could be...
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