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  1. Please help- sand stuck in baby snail's shell

    Other Fish
    Hello Yesterday I got the 'bright' idea to add two baby Ramshorn snails to my 4g with sand for a substrate. The MTS and Bladder snails loved it, so I thought that they would like it too. Wrong. Today, one of the two was in the font of the tank not moving. Inside of the shell was about 5 little...
  2. Help! New Betta Fish fin stuck together

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi all, I appreciate any help here. Today I went to the pet store and saw a rather distressed Betta fish, which I had to rescue! I know it's a risk.. but he tugged on my heart strings and I had to take him home. Upon getting him home and acclimatised etc. in his new home (5 gallon tank...
  3. How do I politely tell my friend that her betta tank is pretty inhumane?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello, so I am in a really tough situation. I have this friend and we don't know each other too well but she's really nice and she has a betta. Her betta is in this tank: That's .5 gallons! How...
  4. Betta stuck to whisper filter

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My 8 month old Betta got stuck to the bottom of the filter and is now laying on the bottom of the tank! I came home and realized he was stuck so I turned off the filter and he swam off a little but rested on the bottom. He's tried to swim a few times but ends up just laying on the bottom of the...
  5. New Nerite won't leave his corner or eat

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    So I've had this new little Nerite snail named Vern for about a week. When i first put him in the tank, he meandered around the bottom a little bit (freaking Franky out lookin like a moving rock haha), but then he made his way over to the front right corner of the tank and crawled up onto the...
  6. Trapped

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    This morning i found my betta Cupcake trapped between some marbles at the bottom of his mason jar. I removed the marble and he didn't move. I have no idea how long he was trapped and was afraid he would die. I manually brought him up for air twice. For the first hours he barely moved and hung...
  7. Sticky Fins

    Betta Fish Care
    My half moon betta, Aetas fins are stuck together. I just got him a couple days ago and im really scard he wont make it...... What do i do???!!!:cry:
  8. Pellet Stuck

    Betta Fish Care
    My betta has a pellet stuck in his mouth and its been there for a few hours now. I'm a beginner with bettas so do yall have any help PLEASE!!??
  9. Clarification

    Betta Fish Care
    I got a new betta yesterday. He is in a 1.5 gallon tank and looks healthy, (but with minor signs of fin rot) I want to treat it, but my mom said the lady at the Wal-mart said not to change the betta's water every-day, only when it gets murky. My last two betta's, (Bae and Masami) have both...
  10. Betta at bottom of tank breathing heavily

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta got stuck in a decoration I had in his tank. He had been stuck in it for about a day until my dad came home to smash the decoration and get him free, now he is just laying on the bottom of the tank breathing heavily. Is there anything I should do besides just letting him recuperate...
  11. should I turn off my filter??

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I just transferred my male betta from 1/2 gal to a 5 gal tank yesterday. Everything is fine except the filter. I just walked in and saw my baby trapped in a corner because of the current the filter was making. I turned it off to give him a chance to swim away and then turned back on only for him...
  12. White cottony growth?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Alright so Beau has had this white cotton looking growth come and go for three weeks now, and we're beginning the fourth. He's been on BettaFix for two weeks, stopped for one, it came back, but since I'm running out I went to a different pet store today and they sold me PimaFix. How effective is...
  13. Betta trap or hiding spot? D:

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! So this is my first post, because of something rather odd I found my Betta Beau doing today... He burrowed into the rocks in his bowl, between them and the plant. Here's a picture. So first I panicked and got him out. Then not 5 mins later, he did it again. Well I figured I'd wait to see...
  14. Betta keeps trying to enter filter

    Betta Fish Care
    Recently, my betta has been attempting to swim up my filter's overflow spillway, wedging himself between the spillway and the filter tube. I had to put him back in the cup I bought him in because he has scraped the scales off of his back by doing this so much. Any ideas what could be causing...
  15. I almost had a heart attack.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    In one of my tanks, the ground has about an inch of gravel, and then on top I put small black stones. It looks sooo cute, and my fishy is always curiously sniffing through the stones. HOWEVER, this morning, just like every morning, I calmly woke up and went to get a look at my fishies to make...