betta (male)

  1. Flavs

    Advice on adding fish to tank

    Hello there! I would really love some advice from seasoned fish keepers! I currently have a 54L tank (60 x 30 x 30). I've currently got a gorgeous Betta, 6 Neon Tetras and 2 Cory Doras. I was wondering whether I could add a 2-3 extra neons to form more of a school and perhaps even another Cory...
  2. L

    Please help, my betta looks terrible!

    Hi all, and thanks in advance for reading! My betta fish has recently started looking real scruffy, and occasionally looks red in the fins and head. I've attached pictures of him about 2 months ago, and a picture of him today so you can see the difference. He's still happily eating and doesn't...
  3. C

    What's wrong with my Betta?

    Hi everyone! I really hope someone can help me. I am a beginner and set up my tank on Thursday. I conditioned the water and everything and then tested the water at my pet store on Saturday. They said everything looks good so I got my first fish. I got a black orchid Betta and 3 tetras. They...
  4. J

    Male Betta Not Making Bubble Nest - Breeding first time

    Hello, As of today i have given breeding my male and female betta fish. My female is in a tank with my male an she is inside a jar, at first she had the stripes that mean she is scared and now she has the breeding stripes. My water parameters are all ok, temperature is at the correct level and...
  5. K

    Does my betta have fin rot?

    Hello, I’m worried about my black mustard betta. I might be paranoid but I just want to make sure that’s he’s ok. I’ve noticed some of his scales are a little bruised up and on top of his eyes, there’s like a white clear dot. I got rid of the plastic plant that might have caused damaged. I’ve...
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    Another panicked noob!

    Hey guys, I'm entirely new to the world of fish and have had my Betta for 6 months now and have been learning as I have been going! He is showing generic signs of being ill clamped fins, lethargic and slight discoloration. This is coming off the back of him having swim bladder disease due to...
  7. C

    Very Sick Betta Fish

    or starters my name is Courtney and I'm new to this. I have a friend who's betta fish is sick with what we believe is columnaris. Here's a little about her tank: She's had it for about a year, it's a 5g tank with heater and filter. I know she does change the filter cartridge every month and she...
  8. E

    HELP! IYO Tank Mates Biting -or- Fin Rot??

    In your opinion am I dealing with the tank mates nipping his fins or with fin rot? Hes black so it's hard to tell. I've moved him to a tank with brand new water and no mates. I need to know if I should go to the store to get medication for him to try to help! Thanks for your input and insight!!
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    Betta Fin Rot and Nitrogen Cycle

    I'm having a lot of trouble and have not been able to get the answers I need. I've had my betta for a month now and have been trying to cycle the tank, but no luck. He is in a 5.5 gallon tank. He had fin rot which I had seemed to get under control and he even had new growth on his fins, but...
  10. C

    Strange growth/scales/discoloration on male Betta

    Hello all, Some background first. 60L fish tank 1 male Betta 8 glass blood fin Tetra (I wanted to get 6 not to over stock but the pet store put 8 in the bag by mistake) 3 Otto's 1 red cherry shrimp Live plants, sand and bogwood Ammonia 0 Nitrite 0 Nitrate 10/20 ppm pH 7.4 Over a week...
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    EMERGENCY!!!!: I purchased a betta 4-5 days ago and he was put in a heated and filtered 2.5 gallon tank. I noticed he had fin rot shortly after purchasing him but he was eating just fine. This morning I woke up to him with white fuzz covering him (I’m guessing fungi) and most of the color gone...
  12. K

    New Beta Owner

    Hello! I need tips and recommendation and how to destress my beta. Last week I bought a male black mustard beta (Goldie) from the local PetSmart. I’ve talked to the fish department worker about proper ways to take of Goldie. He was able to give me some information but I knew I needed to do more...
  13. A

    betta finn loss help

    I have had my Betta fish for a few months and recently had to move out of school because of the virus which meant driving 4 hours with my fish, he seems mostly fine but when looking at old pictures of him his fins looked a lot healthier before. I attached an old picture and a picture now. Is...
  14. K

    Betta Depression?

    Hello! I just cleaned out my Betta fish tank and he seems to be acting really different. Sits in one spot for a long period of time and seems like he isn't breathing then he will move to a new spot and do it again. He doesn't move when I go over by him or try to get his attention. Why is this...
  15. KLG1234

    My favorite fish photo

    Seeing as I seem to usually only post when I have an issue I decided I wanted to just post my favorite photo of my male betta I have taken to date and hoping some people will also share their favorite fish photos they’ve taken!
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    Cloudy Tank

    I have had a small 2.5 gallon Tank with a single betta for about two months. When I first cycled it, I noticed whitish cloudiness in the water. I have read on several forums that this is normal and should go away on its own. I added my betta after a week and have conducted regular cleanings and...
  17. A

    Betta in my bedroom

    my betta tank is in my bedroom and the temperature here gets hot around 88 F average and i do sometimes turn the AC on is it okay for my betta?
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...