betta (male)

  1. A

    is my tank okay?

    so i’ve bought 2 sets of 2 gallon tanks 1 week ago. one for my betta and one for purposely breeding pest snails and algae. so im focusing more on my betta tank no filtration planted (only 1 stem plant) theres soil and in where the live plant is planted and artificial green colored gravel i...
  2. BrookLynn

    New Tank Advice?

    Hello! I haven't been on the forum in a while; last time i was i was still very new to the hobby, although i'm still relatively new, haha! I'm planning on moving my betta, Swim Shady, from his current little 5 gallon to a 29 gallon that I've recently purchased. Of course i want to set it up and...
  3. Halawrence


    Ok, so I was cleaning my betta fish's tank and doing a water change when I noticed his rocks were slimy almost. Curious i rubbed the rock and all this green particles came up. Is this Algae? Is this good or bad for his tank? His tank is not over run by it. He is is a 5.5 gallon tank, water temp...
  4. I

    My first betta

    Settling into his new home. Kids want to call him Oggly.
  5. A

    My Betta is Sick! Please Help!

    Hi, good evening! I'm fairly new to fish-keeping. This is my third fish, Vodka. He is a male betta (like my previous two) and ever since I got him he was very active and curious. He would always be aware of everything going on around the tank and would rush to the food whenever I fed him...
  6. Barry Tetra

    Plant for betta tank

    i have 5 gallons tank and want tips and tricks or suggestion about plants to put in there/ substrate.
  7. F

    Betta developing dark spots please help!

    Pictured below is my male betta in the store (20 December 19) followed by his first days in his new home. He instantly became much more vibrant which I was very happy about. However he then developed a dark spot by his lip - starting off as a small grey dot. He was also glass surfing for...
  8. tthymee

    white spots on fins? coloration or a problem ??

    Hi! i got a betta fish named Iggy about two weeks ago and hes really warmed up to his new life. he doesnt hide much anymore and hes always flittering about and he also made a bubble nest ! sadly no ladies around, poor guy. But anyways, i noticed the ends of his tail are quite white and im...
  9. B

    Start of clamped fins?

    Hi! My new betta (double tail half moon) has been living in his 3.5gal for 4 days now after buying him from PetSmart. Hes very active but today i noticed the top of his double tail seems a bit clamped. The tank has a heater, temp is around 77-78F, filter and testing for ammonia this morning...
  10. 6

    Fin rot on betta?

    Hi, I've had Luigi for a year now, and I noticed that his fins are torn up. I'm pretty worried, and I have no experience whatsoever in treating fish diseases, since Luigi is my first betta. He's in a filtered and heated 5 gal tank, and the test strips show that everything is optimal. I do 25%...
  11. Barry Tetra

    Tank mate for male betta?

    I want to get some friends for him
  12. vivapity

    Picky Betta?

    Hey all! Long time lurker, first time poster,, blah blah Im pretty new to caring for bettas and i was wondering how to sdeal w picky eaters? I got a beautiful combtail named Poison a few weeks ago and at the time i got a cheaper, and lower quality pellets for him, and he loves it. ive been...
  13. B

    fin rot & fungal infection

    i’ve attached some images of my betta fish sweet pea. i have just gotten him a 10 gallon tank, and i was not aware he had anything wrong with him until recently. how do i treat him pls help
  14. R

    Big enough for now?

    So I've got my Betta set up in a one gallon carry case that you can get from Walmart that I had at my house. He has a small heater, thermometer and litte filter as well as a little house and a Betta leaf. I had only planned on keeping him on there 2 weeks until I could afford a new bigger tank...
  15. L

    Betta will not eat. Very worried

    Hello! So I recently bought a beautiful halfmoon Dumbo. I took him home on the twelfth and he seemed very content in my filtered and heated ten gallon tank. I have a moss ball but no live plants as of now. He has a little log and some hiding places. He's spent the last few days exploring and...
  16. D

    Betta and cories?

    Would I be able to put a male betta with some cories in a big enough tank? Nothing too flashy, just albino or green/bronze cories with one male betta
  17. Annemarie

    Betta Community Tank

    Hello! As some of you may know I have a 29 gallon aquarium with the following: 1 Honey gourami male, 5 neon tetras (working on getting more after one died a while ago), 4 nerite snails, a ghost shrimp, and 1 kuhli loach (store only had one but I’m also working on getting more). My sister has a...
  18. F

    New Male---broken tail bones.

    Saw this boy at Petco and wanted to get him despite the injury. Will the bones mend by themselves? Is there anything I should do to prevent any complications? Thanks for insights!
  19. K

    Does My Betta Have Velvet?

    Hi Everybody! I just got a crown tail betta fish the other day and noticed that there is a gold powder on him. I do not think that it is his natural iridescence because the gold stuff is clearly powder looking and does not shine or shimmer. I have him in a 5.5 gallon tank with plants and a hide...
  20. Inkweaver313

    Moving with fish?

    Hi. I honestly didn’t know where to post this so I’m sorry if this isn’t the right place. Currently I have (approximate sizes) a 5 inch long, 8 inch long and 11 inch long comet goldfish, a 4 inch long black Moore, 6 African cichlids, and a male betta. In January, I’m going to be moving from...