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  1. Strange Layer on Top of Water?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So the past few days, I noticed that my fish's bowl had a strange layer on top of the water. The bowl is unfiltered, and I was wondering if that might be why. When I do a water change, I take a small container I have, fill it with tap water, and add these conditioning drops that remove the...
  2. Strange Behavior?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello, I just got back home from vacation for a week and my neighbor took very good care of my betta fish until I got home. I came back on Friday, and just yesterday I noticed that my fish was sitting at the bottom of his bowl, and as soon as I crouched down to look at him, he darted up very...
  3. Who I am.

    Hey everyone, my name is madlikearose but my real full name is Madeline Rose Krajecki. I know a lot of people might not care but hey if you are reading this thats great and I hope you can learn a little about me and comment or write your own journal so I could learn about you, or just enjoy the...
  4. Is this normal?? :S

    Betta Chat
    My betta, Bill, has been sick and is still recovering, and has been lethargic over the last week, tonight I changed his water 25% and I've noticed he's super active, coming zooming over to me when I put my face to his tank, I held up a chocolate wrapper to his tank and he flared at it - guess he...
  5. Algae growing on fins?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello everyone! When I got home this morning, I noticed that my 2 year old betta had algae growing on the tips of his fins. This was very surprising. Have any of you guys had this happen before? This specific beta has HUGE fins and constantly has problems with them. He always gets pinholes, no...
  6. This is nuttier than squirrel poo.

    Show Bettas That fish has a ton of rosetailing, but the breeder still calls it "show quality." Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that really undesirable? And his fins are a bizarre shape. I mean, he's pretty, but I don't think he's...
  7. HELP!!! he cant find his food!!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    this is the first time this has happened!! my fish (florian) seems to be doing his "food dance" (basically he always comes over and seems to beg for food) but today i noticed something strange. it seems like he can't find his food? usually he IMMEDIATELY swoops in for his food!! i put some...
  8. Weird things they flare at ..

    Betta Chat
    This isn't a question asking why, just a funny little post about betta's and what they flare at or are so threatened by ... I apologize if there's a thread already like this. :P So, my EE male Elliott just hates the thermometer that I put into his tank, he straight away swims to it as if he's...
  9. Betta acting weird, not eating

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta, Adonis, hasn't been his usual self lately. He usually swims to the front of his tank when I come closer to say hi. He also usually eats a lot. However, as of late, he hasn't been swimming much, he does not swim to the front and say hi anymore, does not eat much (he even avoids it...
  10. Peas???

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I didn't know forum topic to put this under...nor is this an emergency (my babies are doing swimmingly ;)) But I read somewhere that a person fed their Betta fish bits of a cooked Pea to help constipation/swim bladder... Is it okay to feed you fish peas? And for what purpose would you do that for?
  11. Weird lump on side of body?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Me better fish has a very large weird lump on her side, It does not seem to effect her swimming, but it is the size of a pea, so that is sort of scary on a betta's body. Here are a lot of details that may or may not mean anything. The tank is 30 gallons, She lives with a 8 inch Pleco, in a 30...
  12. He doesn't like bloodworms?

    Betta Fish Care
    So i just got these cubes of frozen bloodworms to feed my male and he did not even touch a single one of them! I've tried dried frozen before and he did eat but why not the frozen ones?
  13. betta looks weird

    Betta Fish Care
    hi my betta seems normal but i notice that around the gills area he looks a little bloated. like a round thing. ill try to get a picture but hes moving so much. can you let me know if its anything to worry about please?
  14. Weird Symptom

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I want to make sure my newest betta P.K. doesn't die. He has small groupings of a silvery-white areas on his scales. More particularly his furthest forward fins and gills have this. Is this a disease? A bacteria? A virus? Please contact me if this is an illness, if it is treatable and how to...
  15. Anyone know what this is?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 40 gallon breeder What temperature is your tank? 78 Does your tank have a filter? Yes, Fluval 206 canister Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Is your tank heated? Yes What tank mates does your betta fish live with? 6 24k...
  16. Bettas are so weird.

    Betta Chat
    I've never ever ever ever owned a fish THIS WEIRD. Tilly seriously does the strangest things. I've been watching her for 20 minutes... she's attacking the suction cups on the tank's PH/Ammonia tester. It's really sad that she's so easily amused. It's also sad that I've been watching a fish for...