betta (male)

  1. 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!
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Paige Isabella Marie Long

    Betta fish heater

    Hey guys! Brand new to the page, my betta fish got a new heater and its been at a steady 84 degrees Fahrenheit and that's a little warm for my comfort so my questions are 1. do you think this heat is okay? 2. If not, is it okay for me to turn it off for a couple of hours and then turn it back on?
  5. ajr0053

    Help with my betta

    Hello, I’m sorry if this is disorganized or I posted it in the wrong place, I made this account specifically to ask this question so thank you in advance. I’ve had my betta Biscuit for around three years now and noticed a sudden change in his behavior about two days ago. He sits at the bottom...
  6. V

    Possible Popeye male Betta

    Hey guys! I'm new here. I've had my guy for a few months now, have him in a 5 gallon. Since moving him from a 2.5 gal to his 5 gal tank he has grown significantly. When I first got him I noticed he had a few scales that were a bit brighter than the others. I thought it could be ich, but he...
  7. Laura A.G.

    Hello! New member, and new little betta fish! - Could someone help me identify his exact type?

    Hi! I am Laura. I am new to the forum! I wanted to introduce you to my little guy, and also ask for help in how to precisely identify him. Initially I thought he was a White Delta Betta. Then I saw some forums describe his color and texture as Marble? Other forums describe it as Iridescent...
  8. BettaGirl_666

    Betta Fish Age?

    Hello! I got my betta fish, Galaxy, about a month and a half ago. I was wondering if anyone had tips for finding out his age, or from the crappy photos that I attach here. He's a Koi (halfmoon??)
  9. R

    Is there any type of freshwater goby that doesn’t need a heavy flow?

    I honestly had no idea which forum to post this under, sorry. I just upgraded my tank to a 20g long and I REALLY wanted a pair of gobies, but the more research I do, the less it’s looking good for me. I will have a betta in the tank which is my biggest problem because most gobies like fast...
  10. BettaJai

    Betta Fish Suddenly Flaring & Changing Attitude

    Hiii! I'm new to this site but I have a question, if anyone could answer it for me... So my betta, Casper, is around a year old now. He's always been a sweet, happy, and curious fish. One time he got some fin rot while my bf was taking care of him over a vacation (UGH!) but that's all cured now...
  11. S

    Betta fin rot not going away

    Hi, sorry if this sounds like a common question, but I’ve had my half moon betta fish for around a year now but in the last two months or so his tail has been shredded. It looks as if it’s been tearing from the body instead of the tips of his tail. I’ve been doing weekly water changes but now I...
  12. S

    Female Betta Tankmates? Similar Fish?

    I am thinking about getting a 10 gallon tank. I’m still fairly new to the hobby as I’ve only had my first and current male betta for around 5 months. He is in a heated/cycled/filtered/ planted 10 gallon with one nerite snail. While he is a healthy boy he’s also a very aggressive one(especially...
  13. K

    What's wrong with my betta?

    He is lethargic and appears to be breathing heavily, he is not eating and he has some kind of growth or hole on the top of his head, but no other spots or holes or anything. The lethargy started about 2 weeks ago and the other symptoms came after. I treated him with API fin and body cure for...
  14. F

    Not sure to be concern or not (betta fish)

    Hey not sure if this is stupid or not but I fed my betta fish a piece of cucumber and a small piece floated somewhere and I’m scared it could somehow kill my betta fish.
  15. B

    Betta fish fins splitting

    Hi all, I just got a betta (my first fish) two weeks ago and noticed his fins have started to split. He lives in a 3.5gal filtered tank ( no heater yet, but I plan on getting one in the future - any amazon recommendations would be appreciated). I’ve used bettafix over the last week but have not...
  16. Kayra101

    Is My Betta Sick??

    Hello everyone ,I care extremely about my betta and I have been very worried after watching a bunch of videos on them and I just need somebody to re assure me that he is not ill.he does spit his food out and doesn’t eat a lot a lot ,also his eyes do look a bit red. Please do get back to me.
  17. Annemarie

    Betta fin rot

    Hello! So I went away for a while on a trip and while I was gone my sister seems to have forgotten that fish aren’t just toys and completely avoided doing any water changes. I did a major one immediately once I got home (3 gallon tank with nerite snail) and noticed some black on his fins. Now...
  18. G

    Help! My betta fish is acting strange

    i just bought a half-moon betta a month ago and he was perfectly fine for most of that time. I started him out in water that had been cleaned with filter charcoal. After about 3 weeks he got lethargic and started to sit at the bottom of the tank more often. My tank has a waterfall filter so I...
  19. Jimbob1223

    Veil Tail Betta in 45gal

    So I've had plans to make a 45gal community tank and I wanted to move my male betta from his 6gal planted tank to the community tank. The 45gal would have small fish live livebearers and tetras and from what I have found, I think the Betta would do great in the larger tank if I set it up right...