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  1. V

    Betta fish constipation? What could be wrong with him?

    He is on day two of fasting now since I noticed he was bloated. He's been sitting in the bottom corner of the tank. I've checked on him to make sure he's still alive, he doesn't seem to have any problems swimming, it just seems like it's more comfortable for him to stay there as he swims back...
  2. ellamay

    Betta looks depressed

    Hello can I have a bit of advice please 😊 my betta has been looking a bit depressed over the last couple of weeks. I have to admit I haven’t been testing the water regularly because I never have any issues with nitrate/ nitrite/ ammonia. But I’ve just tested and im pretty sure the KH and GH is...
  3. F

    Help my Betta fish is not acting right

    My Betta fish that I got from PetSmart a year ago is starting to act kinda funny, he stays at the bottom of the tank, not moving, and is oriented at an angle. When I put my finger near the glass of the tank (where he can see it) he darts around the tank and goes up to the top of the tank (for...
  4. M

    Fish Sick. Possibly graphite??

    Early this morning I noticed that my betta fish had a grey streak going across the side of his body that was not there before. My fish was also laying on the bottom of the tank at one point breathing very heavily. From research I have done it looks like it could possibly be graphite but I am not...
  5. tkoalas

    Hi! I am new here

    Hi! I am new here, and trying to find a community that can help when I need it. I love to do research, but there is only so far that research can get you. I have a 5 gallon tank I am currently cycling (fishless) for my betta named Glimmer (male halfmoon). He currently lives in a 1 gallon bowl...
  6. O

    white film over water surface

    what is this on surface of water? i just did a water change yesterday
  7. O

    betta fish at top

    Someone please help im worried about my new betta. The pet shop told me I can add him in one day after setting up the tank. He’s been in the tank around 36 hours now and was doing fine however i noticed the tank temperature was slightly out of range at 84°F so i have now lowered it to 80°F. I...
  8. S

    HELP! Betta is sick!

    My king betta, oneday, is about 2.5-3 inches long. About a week ago (i know i procrastinated this) I noticed he was floating to the top. buoyancy was a slight problem. i fasted him and it seemed to get slightly better. Now? It seems like he’s not getting better. He may be getting worse. I...
  9. mll6966

    Betta help tropical fish emergency

    my betta had a small tiny bump on his dorsal back in march it slowly got bigger so I did a round of kanaplex. Didn't see a change. It got to the point where it looks like it fell off but just went up to under dorsal and took over... I just did my second round of kanaplex. The first pic is the...
  10. R

    Betta with swollen gill.

    I've owned fish for a good 10 or so years and got back into bettas about 1 or 2 years ago and I've finally got the understanding for betta keeping I wish I had when I started fish keeping. Recently my betta fox has gotten a swollen gill that looks extra "scaley", I was hoping someone else could...
  11. Bettaruby

    The admiral mustard tail hunter betta fish

  12. H

    My Betta Has Been Sleeping For 20 Hours+

    Hi people! I'm sort of new to caring for Bettas so I'm not 100% sure what to do. My Betta, Sashimi, who I picked up only a couple of days ago (18th of July, 2022), has been sleeping for 20 hours+, occasionally waking up for no reason. I have done so much research and I still have no clue. I...
  13. A

    Help me save my betta!

    Hi everyone, I have had a paradise male betta for about 3 years now and I initially had gotten him from petsmart and I picked him because he was sad and fading away in his little bowl at the store. I had an already cycled 4.6 gallon tank for another betta that I was thinking of getting so I...
  14. Tl52505

    Rocks turning colors

    I just noticed these weird spots on a plant in my betta tank, and the dragon stone is turning a grayish blue, it used to be all tan. What could be going on, and could it be harmful to the fish
  15. V

    Betta eye has white specks on him.

    Hi my betta seems to have white speck on his right eye his other eye is fine and clear but the right one looks cloudy and with white specks on. He is swimming around fine and eating so im not sure what it could be. Any advice would be much appreciated thanks. :3
  16. V


    Hey everyone! I have a betta named Spike and he's my first and only fish which I've had for almost 3 years now. A true pandemic fish lol. I've learned so much during my fish-keeping journey and I can't wait to learn more. Here's a picture of the old man:
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    do you fast your male betta?

    I have been fasting my male betta once a week for as long i keep him, like more than 1 month. on the fasting day he seems really hungry and would kick the gravel up. im afraid he might injured himself doing that. what is your experience with fasting your male betta, would you recommend doing it?
  18. Rachealmax

    Male Betta and red tail shark

    Hi I was just wondering if a male Betta could live with a red tail shark? Also any recommendations for Betta food? He currently likes bloodworms and brine shrimp but will not take pallets. A little picture of Bow the Betta
  19. YourReptileFanatic

    about my fish/future fish

    Hi I'm Jamie I'm new to the hobby and I currently have a 10 gallon fish tank with a male red veil tailed betta fish his name is Cal and a golden mystery snail (not sure what my snails gender is yet).:) I made a tank divider for my betta using a plastic mesh canvas and some binding bars I also...
  20. M

    Help! What’s wrong with my betta?

    This is Mushu, my male dragonscale betta. I am not proud to say that I got him from a pet store, but he’s been properly cared for and has been thriving. I’ve been noticing pretty prevalent changes in his scales and fins color wise. He was white and red when I got him, then grew some blue scales...