betta (female)

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  1. V

    No!! Unexpected swim in peace!!

    I had a betta in a 5 gallon, with heater and filter. The other day I realized she was acting really lethargic. I realized her heater wasn't working like it was supposed to. So, since this was an emergency situation, I took the heater from my other tank to place it in her tank, so she didn't...
  2. T

    My Betta is sick, help!

    I had my female betta, Sunshine, in a 10 gallon with 4 Rosies (that pink feeder fish) and a small algae eater(unsure of breed).my tank is heated and filtered. I came to find 2 dead Rosies and a dead algae eater the other day. I removed the filter and exchanged 1/4 of the water. I have a well...
  3. M

    Bettas and Guppies Help

    Update- Following two very helpful and informative responses, a new and much bigger 150litre tank has been ordered so everyone will be having an upgrade to a tank over double the size of their existing tanks. The bigger the better! I have enough supplies to set up a temporary 60ltr accommodation...
  4. V

    Is it okay to add my betta during cycling?

    I've had a little ammonia spike in the first week, and nothing since then. It's only week two, but my parents are getting impatient and telling me it should be fine for fish now. The only stocking will be that betta, but I don't want to put her life in danger. She was in a community tank but now...
  5. V

    Is it normal for koi bettas to change color?

    When I first got her, she was labeled as a koi betta and had the colors of one. Now, like half a year later she has turned pink and blue. Her colors don't resemble a koi fish anymore and I'm confused.
  6. C

    Possible poorly female betta

    Hi, This is my first keeping of Bettas and I have had a female in my community tank for about 6 months. Water levels are fine Amonia/nitrites 0 pH 7. She has a white patch on her head behind one eye, and I have tried treating it with white spot/ fungus meds and a general tonic none of which...
  7. M


    This is my sister’s female betta fish. She has never been in another tank with a male betta and she eats and moves around fine.. I initially thought it was just constipation, but now I’m not too sure. I don’t think it’s dropsy either because her scales are fine, but I’m still not sure. Does...
  8. H

    Possible parasite?

    I just got another betta a few weeks ago and noticed a white substance right in front of her lower fin, on her belly, when I got her. It’s there while she poops, her poop appears segmented but brown. She’s from PetSmart in a split 20 gallon with another female I got at the same time. they had a...
  9. D

    Gravel vs sand

    Ive had gravel in my betta tank (I also have shrimp and snails (mainly assassins because they've been breeding a lot lately)) I also have some live plants. I was tired of the ugly black and white gravel and decided to redo her tank. I ordered more live plants and some sand. Ive been reading now...
  10. biofish

    Betta fish pineconing and loosing scales

    Hey y’all. I made a discussion post a couple months ago about this but my beta recovered and now she’s relapsed. Badly. She didn’t make it through the night. But I would still like to figure out what was wrong + how to treat it in the future. I thought it was dropsy 2 months ago. Her tummy...
  11. M

    Emergency tank set up!

    I’ve had a tank up and running for 2 months now and I have 2 female bettas, 6 cardinal tetras and 4 cherry shrimp in a 48lt tank. My bettas where the first fish added and I’ve never had any problems with fighting or chasing …. Until I added my shrimp! Water parameters have been fine for 3+ weeks...
  12. bettafishlover86

    Please help! Betta with dropsy lying on side!

    My betta with dropsy is laying on her side. She keeps getting up and swimming around but keeps dropping to the ground. Is she dying? If so, is there anyway I can save her?
  13. M

    Adding fish

    Hey! So I’ve recently done a fish in cycle and all has gone well it’s been up and running for about 6 weeks now and my parameters have been maintaining nicely! I currently have 2 female betta in a 48lt square planted tank. Since everything has been steady I’m looking at possibly adding a...
  14. M

    Female betta fins torn?

    Hey! I’ve woken up this morning to one my female bettas dorsal fins/ tail fins torn. I did a 50% water change 16th and let sit till today 18th to check parameters see below Nitrate=20 Nitrite=0 Ph=7.0 Kh=80 Gh=120 Ammonia= Couldn’t measure (out of test strips and didn’t realise) I’ve had...
  15. cmhassinger

    Sick betta?

    So I have this little female betta I had only a few weeks. I noticed the other day her belly is getting big. I only fed every other day and when I do she hardly eats that much so I know she isn’t just fat. Today while doing a tank clean I’ve noticed she doesn’t have as much energy has she used...
  16. sgropp311

    Please help me ID this betta

    Hi, I'm having trouble determining the tail type and coloring of this female betta, can someone help out? The first two pics are older, the other is from today.
  17. helena.lovesbettas

    My new girl!

    I just got a new female two days ago and I wanted to show people how beautiful she is! BUT I need help with a name. She’s super spunky and she moves really quickly, she LOVES food, and she’s supposedly a half moon? Not too sure on that.. She’s really healthy and i’m super excited for our journey
  18. helena.lovesbettas

    Is this dropsy?

    I quite literally got this fish YESTERDAY. She’s extremely active but she seems like she may have dropsy. Either that or she’s just over weight. Can you guys give me some insight? She’s not pineconing or anything so i’m just a little concerned.
  19. S

    male betta aggressive towards females & only 1 tank

  20. Dopatri

    Are my female Bettas trying to mate?

    Hey! This is a bit of an unusual question. But I recently bought two young female betta fish. I already have two existing Betta females in the tank, fully grown. These new bettas I bought look to be younger as they are smaller in size. However I’ve noticed both of my new females on different...