betta (male)

  1. O

    How to Set Up a 10-gal Tank?

    I am looking into acquiring a 10 gallon tank for a veiltail male betta but have never worked with a fish tank before. Does anyone have a basic set of steps and things I need to set up the tank for my fish?
  2. K

    Betta Fish Emergency!

    Please help! I’m literally freaking out right now. My betta fish is constipated. He has a long black fece hanging from his body. I tried to leave him alone overnight to see it’ll help but this morning he’s laying on his side and not moving! I’m putting him in an epsom salt bath right now but idk...
  3. C

    i need help diagnosing my betta!

    my koi betta has a bump at the base of his pectoral fin. he’s had it for a while, and it was a non issue. but recently he’s become slightly bloated, his fins clamped, seems very stressed, and he struggles to swim because it’s gotten larger. he can hardly move that pectoral fin. does it look like...
  4. A

    Need help emergency! Betta and cardinal terra

    Bit of a long post but please read all PLEASE NOTE I am brand new to this and have only had my fish for around 1 week : I Have got a 30L tropical tank, which was left cycling for nearly 2 weeks before any fish went in. There is lots of live plants also some plastic ones, lots of hiding spots...
  5. Aqua_Life

    Betta Infection, Injury Care: Help Pls

    I recently decided to set up a nano aquarium (2.1 gal). I didn't intend to place any fish within the aquarium (a planted tank & maybe a few dwarf shrimp) as it is far too small for any fish to truly thrive and be happy. However after getting it setup and cycled I was looking for potential plants...
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    Emergency!!

    Hi, yes, I'm an idiot, I just want to preface with that so you all know that I know. Why am I an idiot? Because I've been cycling this tank I've had for almost two months, and I finally got a betta today, and only after I put it in am I realizing that the sides of the tank are one-way glass...
  7. ajr0053

    Help with friend’s betta

    Hi all, I’ve got a question about a friend’s betta fish. He’s about 4 years old now in a 5 gallon planted tank. A few weeks back he developed a tumor on his side, and now his owner has noticed he has what seems like a possible fungal infection? His head has some weird texturing on it, which I...
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    betta getting sucked in by filter

    hi there yesterday i bought a male betta fish to go in my 5.5 gallon tank - he seemed happy enough yesterday but today i came home to him stuck next to the filter. He was fine as soon as I turned the filter off but his fine look slightly tattered and i’m nervous to turn it back on. My first...
  9. B

    Betta Fin Rot :( Desperate for help

    SORRY ITS LONG BUT PLEASE HELP!! Hi guys. I’m a betta beginner here and I really really am desperate for help. About 9 months ago I got a beautiful delta tail betta who was blue and red named, Itachi. Over the past few months Itachi’s fins became raggedy. I figured it was from being in a small...
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    Betta Fish Sick

    My betta (half a year old) is staying at the bottom of the tank and not going up to feed. I've seen him try to swim a few times and he can, but only for a few seconds before he quickly returns back to the ground. I think he can't keep his balance? He seems to move a bit sideways when he rests...
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    Shiny scales ir patches near the betta gills

    Hi guys, I have had my betta since 4 months and he was a very active guy until 3 days ago. Suddenly he felt so lethargic and is not moving from the bottom of tank. He is not at all active and I sense some breathing issues while being at the bottom. He has some shiny silver patches formed near...
  12. J

    Male Betta Fighter with Neon Blue Dwarf Gouramis?

    Hi all! So I have had my 80 Litre (roughly 17.5 Gallon) tank for a few weeks now and my first fish; 5 cardinal tetras (which I added after waiting 2 weeks), and 2 Neon Blue Dwarf Gourami (one male and one female, another 2 weeks after the tetras), as well as an Albino Bristlenose Pleco...
  13. julayjoel

    Betta Fish Breathing Heavily + Laying at the Bottom of Tank

    This will be quite long so I apologize. I bought a betta fish from Petco about a month ago. Unfortunately, my research on betta was limited to Petco’s website and my family’s advice, so he came home in a 1gal tank with no heater or filter. My family swore to me that this was acceptable, as we...
  14. bayaan.bawab

    I forgot my conditioner

    hi everyone, i’m fairly new to the fish hobby and today was the first time i did a 50% water change without any help from my fellow fish keepers. because the bucket was really heavy i decided to take two trips to the bathtub and back. however, i realize that because of this i only added...
  15. A

    Betta fish is not eating and being lethargic

    Hi everyone, My betta has been very lethargic over the past 2 weeks, usually staying in one corner of the tank and staying at the top. He will move his fins once a while to shift a bit but then go completely still and not respond to my voice. More recently, I have tried to feed him flake food...
  16. Reddd.head

    Planning on breeding this pair!

    Hey!I have a beloved purple elephant ear betta female, and a close friend of mine has what I believe to be a pretty half moon male betta that we’d like to breed and get offspring from, which we’d be keeping in our own collections! Take a look at this pair and let me know what you think! What...
  17. Q

    Help with treating my betta

    Okay so spoiler: this is gonna be a lengthy post. Because I want to give you a clear view of my daily/weekly life with these fishes. So I’m gonna state my main problem first – is my betta sick? I will get into what I think are the red flags in a bit. So I got my red half moon betta earlier this...
  18. C

    Male Betta

    Hi All, just purchased this male betta fish. Meant to be a half moon dumbo. Lovely color, never seen one like this before. since I purchased him this afternoon. I’ve taken him back to the tank and he just sits at the bottom. Not once in the 4/5 hours has it actually swam. I put some flake in...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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