betta (male)

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    Identify my betta

    Hi guys, picked up this lil guy from my LFS yesterday. Was wandering if anyone could identify the specific type of betta he is and if he’s fully grown, he seems quite small.
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    Triangular light problem

    Hi there, I recently picked up this triangular prism shaped tank off Facebook marketplace, it came with this light. I wanted to see if any of you knew which light this was as some of the LEDs keep flickering which can be quite frustrating and I’m sure it causes a bit of stress for the fighting...
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    first dead fish

    My betta Finn died today, and i want to give him a proper way out any suggestions or what i do with the tank now hes dead do i do a water change??
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    Can I put endler guppies in this tank

    Hi everyone, I have a 60 litre rectangular tank and currently it has 12 neon tetras and 1 male crowntail betta, also there is 6 peppered corydoras. Questim is, would it be okay to put 6 or 8 endler guppies in this tank along with what currently is in it? Any information would be great. Thanks
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    Sick betta

    I previously posted about my betta with swim bladder and he hasnt gotten any better which had led me to thinking it could be something else im just worried and its been around a week he wont eat anything either i tried peas and he refused them.
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    Possible gill flukes?

    Hi, was just wondering if anyone had some advice for me about my beta, i noticed he stoped eating today and after a closer look i noticed an inflamed gill along with a white spot on the underside interior of the gill. I talked to a local pet store and they recommend mardel maracyn which i have...
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    15g ember tetras darios betta?

    Hi All, I have a 15g tank that has 4 dario dario (I believe 2 male 2 female based on their behavior and coloration), 8 ember tetras a mystery snail and some RCS. Its been cycled and established for months now and so far everything is good. Its heavily planted with driftwood, floating plants...
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    Injured betta?

    I went to clean my betta’s tank. He is a twintail halfmoon betta. I moved his tank into my kitchen and he jumped out onto the counter without my knowledge. I accidentally placed the tank full of water on top of half his body. I found him within 5 minutes and quickly threw him back into the tank...
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    How to handle betta while bladder disease heals?

    I recently got a betta from Petco to be rehabilitated, who appears to have swimbladder disease since he was only swimming at the bottom of his cup. He doesn't look bloated or anything, but he hasn't been able to swim up without his lower half immediately falling back down. And I know this...
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    Is this betta a dragonscale?

    Hey, I have a newer hobby of rehabilitating bettas from pet stores and getting them to good new homes. There's this guy in Petco who looks like he could use a chance, and he's only swimming along the bottom of his cup so he might have some swim bladder disease to treat. But my main issue is that...
  11. syren

    Post antiparasitic tx for roundworm, Betta not doing well

    Good Morning! I think this is the right spot to post my concerns on my King Male betta (if I’m incorrect let me know, I’m new to these threads and am just looking for advice. Will repost accordingly :) ) I have a male King Betta (he is housed alone, too aggressive for tank friends.) that was a...
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    How to Cycle 5.5 Gal Betta tank

    I got a 5.5 gal tank today as an upgrade for my betta. I need to cycle it but I need to know where to start and what to do. Today I put rocks, water, the filter, and stress coat in the tank and a couple cups of water from my other tank. Is there a way to cycle without buying ammonia? Thanks for...
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    Why has my male Betta got a bloated stomach?

    Hi I wanted to know why has my betta got a pale white bloated stomach. I recently stated feeding my betta with Fluval bug bites tropical flakes I’m not sure if this has something to do with it? What should I do with my male Betta fish? My fish tank is 90l test results taken from API freshwater...
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    my fish is still recovering from fin rot but i noticed his belly is a bit bigger than usual and he’s not energetic. i read if you diagnose it wrong, it’ll kill the fish. i’m new to this fish thing so i don’t know if it is or isn’t dropsy. here are pictures. pls help
  15. kapsey

    Health Question - White Spot on Betta’s Head?

    Hello! I’ve got a lovely Betta fish with a strange white spot on the side of his head. I’ve done my best to get photos, but fish are ever hard to photograph. It popped up a month ago and I first thought it was Ich, so I treated the water with Seachem Paraguard for a bit. It faded, came back...
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    Best schooling fish for 20+ gallon tank

    Hi all, I will be upgrading my current 10 gallon which houses only a male Betta to a new 105 litre/ 23 gallon tank. I'd like to get some great, active schooling fish and I'm not sure which would work best. Any help is much appreciated! Thanks in advance.
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    sponge filter recommendations

    Im looking for a good sponge filter for my betta since his current hob filter just seems too strong any recommendations as well as an air pump to attach with it ?
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    Changing betta filter

    Sorry i don't know if this is the right place for this but i want to change my bettas filter from one which hangs off the back to a sponge filter since i think my current one is too strong. I just want to know how i should go about this without shocking him too much ?
  19. wfykitty

    My Platy fish is not active and betta's fin is not as colorful as before..

    I have 1 platy fish and a betta fish in separate tank, and both are male. I got them on October 2020. 1. Recently the platy fish is always at the bottom of the tank. And yesterday I saw his body slightly towards on one side, and he is not very active and just stayed at the bottom of the tank...
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    How to help betta with possible ammonia burns?

    Okay, I posted about a betta fish I took from a pet store yesterday, since he had some pale coloring on/by his fins and lips that worried me, but I only got one reply that said I shouldn't worry. Now though, I definitely have something to worry about, mainly because my tank had an ammonia spike...