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  1. Baby betta, help!

    Betta Fish Care
    After taking a trip to the pet store to pick up supplies, I did what many betta lovers do. I caved. I brought home a young "female" betta who still has her stripes and after doing some research, I realized. This little girl is special. Can anyone give me some tips on a temporary tank for her...
  2. New female, New baby?

    Betta Chat
    I wasn't sure which forum to place this in but I just brought home a beautiful little female betta (first female) but she's so small! She's just over an inch long and I was curious to how old she might be? I also really need some name ideas! Thanks so much!
  3. How young is my new betta?

    Betta Pictures
    Hello betta lovers :-) So today I purchased a female betta fish who just caught my eye and I realized, the stores female betta's were all very small! I saw a very big male but the females looked all so young! So I was wondering, is she a young little thing or just bred small? And she looks so...
  4. What are stress stripes

    Betta Fish Care
    I gave archy his first water change and he was NOT happy (well I did the first part wig him in there and he enjoyed that but when it came time for him to leave his tank that was a huge no) anyways by the time I got him out of his bowl he was light brown with 2 horizontal stripes running down his...
  5. flaring, bubble nests, and stress lines

    Betta Fish Care
    hey guys! i bought my first betta -- a male vt named joss -- less than a week ago and have a few questions... first, i've read mixed things about encouraging bettas to flare. the general consensus (as far as i can tell) is that it's ok for a few minutes a day as long as the betta doesn't get...
  6. Female has verticals, but hides from male?

    Breeding Betta Fish
    Tank info: 8gal, filtered, heated, lightly planted, divided with a piece of wood and a safe net. They both live on their own side. Tank mates: 6 neon tetras (they can go through the net to each side) 2 Ancistrus and 1 Helena snail. The male has made a huge, thick, bubble nest (10x4 inches)...
  7. Baby Dart growing up

    Betta Pictures
    January 29th: I brought home a baby betta. I named the tiny fish Darting Patterns (Dart for short). I will update this thread periodically to keep track of Dart's development, which I hope others will find as interesting as I do. :) The half gallon tank was temporary as I awaited a proper...
  8. Female betta with vertical lines, not eating

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi! My female betta of about 2 years has suddenly stopped eating and occasionally I notice her becoming paler with vertical black stripes throughout her body. The stripes seem to take almost ">" formation like a sideways v. Also, instead of swimming around a lot like she used to, she hangs at...