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  1. Betta Fish Care
    Hi all. I have a halfmoon betta male I purchased a few months ago. About a month ago he started showing signs of fin biting. He's a big flarer as well and always shows the undersides of his gills--very skittish. It's evident he's stressed, and I'm not sure what to do to help him. Any suggestions...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So he's not dead yet. I opened the tank and he swam away from my hand, but he doesn't look good at all. He's moving as little as possible, ignored food, and his color just looks really bad. I've turned off the filter so he doesn't have to work against any water current. What do I do??? I...
  3. Betta Fish Care
    Today I received 2 new males through the post (1 HM and 1 HMPK) and the HM seems quite stressed from the travelling. He would float near the surface and now and then would swim erratically. Is this normal and do they usually recover from the rough travels? The HMPK has a split straight down...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, We had left the house for a few minutes, with my betta's hood on and secure, and left him on my drawers with my sweet dog and scaredy cat fast asleep. However, when we came back, i walked into my room to find the fish tank knocked over and all the contents in one of my drawers. The cat had...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello everyone. My Betta has gradually been turning whiter and whiter starting from his ventral fins, and now in the area behind his gills. I've tried using AQ salt but there has been no change. The only possible reason for the color change j I could imagine is the fact that I recently moved him...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I'm relatively new to the betta world. About a week again I purchased a betta from a pet store, he wasn't in very good condition, but it seems to have slightly deteriorated since. He now has clamped fin, and slight colour loss. I'm wondering what the cause could be. It could be stress, as we...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    How many gallons is your tank? 2.5 Does it have a filter? purchased one, and it should be here Wednesday Does it have a heater? Yes, installed yesterday (Marineland stealth pro mini heater, 10 watt) What temperature is your tank? 78 degrees F Does your tank have an air stone or other type of...
  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi my two year old nephew was banging on my Bettas tank and he comes out of his cave but he darts back in whenever I come near him. I know people will say to give it time but his filter needs replaced and his water is extremely dirty and I need to change it. I don't wanna remove his cave...
  9. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I got Murdock a year ago and bought a small 1 gallon bowl. He was doing great for a month, but the more I read about betta care the more I realized he needed a bigger home. So I went and bought a ten gallon starter kit from petsmart (heater, thermometer, lighted hood, and filter) with hopes to...
  10. Betta Fish Care
    I just bought my first Betta, Walter, 3 days ago He's currently in a 2.5 gallon Aqueon Betta Bowl starter kit. I have a 7.5 watt heater for the tank. The tank has a filtration system, but I noticed the current seemed a little intense for my little guy, so I bought some cut to size filter...
  11. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I just got my first betta a week ago and I've been keeping him in a well-lit room ever since, but the light went out today and I cannot go out right now to get a replacement. Would it be okay to move him to a different room until I get the light changed or should I just keep him there? I'm...
  12. Betta Fish Care
    I've got two bettas currently housed in a Betta Bow 2.5 http://www.aqueonproducts.com/products/betta-bow-25.htm Both of them are males, a red crowntail, and a blue delta tail. My red crowntail has always been really hyper, and aggressive. My blue delta tail is a lot more laid back, and mellow...
  13. Betta Fish Care
    Hello! I'm new to owning bettas and have only had my betta, Sir Rulean, for less than a week. I did a 50% water change on Wednesday and he has been doing great. However, for the past couple days, he has been swimming more frantically. I don't know if it is because I have classes Monday...
  14. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    i had bought a male over halfmoon betta around 20 days ago. since then he has suffered SBD once due to overfeeding and now he is facing significant fill loss. anyways. my betta has a drastic loss in his tail now if i compare him to his first few days. i am attaching a collage of his pics...
  15. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Please note that I am fairly new to owning bettas, I've been doing research but there is a lot of mis-information online so I know haven't done everything correctly. Housing What size is your tank? Recently upgraded 2.5 gallon from a half gallon. Will eventually upgrade to a 5 gallon What...
  16. Betta Chat
    Hello fellow Betta lovers! I am a proud mommy of a cute little Betta (first pet and first betta ever) named Sushi and I love him to pieces! I have had him for two months and currently enrolled in college. My Betta's personality is very energetic and curious and he swims up to the tank when ever...
  17. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi guys! I need help with my betta and I really hope someone can help. His name is Buboy and I've had him for 4 months now. When I first got him I bought a 1 gal tank for him. 2 weeks later when I was in the middle of a water change for him he jumped out of the cup I had him in while I was...
  18. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm worried about my little guy. When I first got him he just swam normally through his tank and blew bubble nests every day. A week later I changed his water and now its been almost two weeks with no bubble nests and spasm-like behavior. He's in a 1Gallon tank, I usually leave the light on...
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