betta (male)

  1. wfykitty

    My betta is sick! Please see if anyone could give some suggestions

    My betta is like 1-2 years old, male, in a 10 gallons tank. He has been with us for almost a year. Water ph and temperature are normal. In the past 2-3 weeks, the body of the betta started to bulge, like 2 parts as marked in the image. He eats as normal, and everything else looks normal, except...
  2. jessicarf00

    help- betta fin rot?

    just this week i noticed my betta, harry’s, fins looking jagged/ a little shredded? nothing else seems very different about him, so i don’t know if something is wrong with him he’s my first and only fish, by himself in a cycled and heated/filtered 10g tank. he has live plants (swords, floating...
  3. Honey Fish

    SOS betta sick I think HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    betta fish laying on bottom of tank all levels seem to be ok no signs of illness ammonia was a bit high added ammonia lowering treatment thing seems to raise ammonia is alive gills moving I KNOW THE TANK IS WAY TO SMALL HE IS MY 76 year old dads his a terrible 1.6 gallon please help already...
  4. charlotte1211

    The new setup!

    Got the new tank to a presentable condition still feel like it has some room for improvement! We also have our new Betta Abraham Lincoln. Almost felt like a crime to not give him the American name he deserves with his red, white and blue colours.
  5. T

    IS THIS ICH? Please help

    I need to know if this is ich please I’m paranoid, I know the big white bump seems to be a tumor but what about this small spot on his gill plate
  6. S

    Baby Betta Help

    Hi there! I recently got a baby male Betta from Petco. He was swimming around happily in the little container he came in. Yesterday I filled his tank (2.2 gallons), added the water conditioner, turned on the filter it came with, and turned on the heater. After 12 hours, my husband slowly...
  7. M

    Aggression levels of betta brothers

    Hey so, recently my opal male betta and koi female mated and I have been raising their fry for 3 weeks now. I plan on selling/giving away the male offspring and actually wondered if male betta brothers who have always lived in the same space together will get along as adults too. I am assuming...
  8. jessicarf00

    betta missing scales or coloring?

    i was just trying to take some pictures of my betta, harry, and i noticed this spot on him. i can’t tell if this red spot on his body is part of his coloring, or missing scales. any advice or words of wisdom would be appreciated:) the photo with the spot circled is from today, the other picture...
  9. Josh_Martin395

    Betta Acting Strange

    Hey this is my first post. I need some help with one of my new Bettas. Issue: He stays at the top of the tank constantly. 1. I over-fed him when I first got him and now the tank smells like garbage and the water has a yellow tint with particles in it. 2. Recently added new decorations and...
  10. C

    Sick Betta

    I came home and my betta was at the bottom of his tank, not moving much and laying on his side. I changed his water two days ago, but he seemed fine earlier. I have moved him to a cup with new treated water and he is moving a bit more. Though he seems to swim to the top for a bit, then sink to...
  11. O

    Fluval Spec 16 L (16 US Gal) stocking

    Hi guys, so I’ve wanted a Male Betta for a while now and was pretty set on the Fluval Spec V (5 gallon). Last minute I thought I may as well just go for the 60 litre and so it will be arriving tomorrow. I will use existing media and water to cycle the tank and ensure all levels are good before...
  12. O

    Betta fish beginner

    Hi guys, I currently have a 30 litre Biorb housing 5 Cherry Barbs. They seem to be thriving and consistently reading 0 & 0 on ammonia and nitrite but I have been persuaded that it’s for the best to give them away. Therefore I am thinking about a Male So I have a number of questions following...
  13. A

    Betta Slime coat/receding fin

    Hi! I've had a betta fish for a few months now, and with every water change his fin recedes and has long tears along it. Initially I was told it was most likely fin rot, and I tried using bettafix and trisulfur tablets which helped a little, but would never cure his tail leaving it as bad as it...
  14. A

    Male betta fish is lethargic, black gills, breathing heavily and unable to swim properly.

    My male betta suddenly was afflicted with illness. I believe it is due to ammonia, I checked it and the levels were high. Despite previously checking it (I do weekly cheeks) and it being fine. I performed a 50% water change and added ammonia detoxifiers. Also, he is being treated with an all...
  15. F

    Betta + other fish?

    Hi, I'm new to the fish world! I currently have a Siamese Betta fish whom I just adore, and have recently purchased a 45L biOrb Life (+ a heater) for. I wanted to get him some companions, so I looked online and thought that a sailfin pleco and maybe half a dozen cochus blue tetra fish would be...
  16. S

    Veiltail Betta moving erratically

    Hello, My Betta all of a sudden this morning started moving oddly and unalike to his usual movements. He's a very healthy Betta, showing no signs of infection, parasites, or ich, but it seems like he's having issues today. My mom changed his water by 50 percent just a few minutes ago. Sometimes...
  17. M

    help with newbie

    long story short - I was wondering if you guys could help. I have a new tank with fish they were doing fine I then test for ammonia yesterday. The ammonia was high, come to find out it was rocks that we separated and separately test and each had ammonia. I did a water change last night the ph...
  18. K

    Unknown illness

    I have a Beta fish he was perfectly fine when I got him a month after I noticed he had this white fuzz and this fluff isn't fluffy so I took ot the internet and Facebook and even is telling me that it's bacterial and fungal so I I treated him with melafix and salt off and on for three weeks till...
  19. D

    Lazy betta?

    I've had my betta for roughly half a year now, he's in his own 5 gal tank with only a black nerite snail as a tank mate. Ever since we moved him from a his original 10 gallon tank he's been the laziest little diva ever. He discovered that he can lay against the filter intake and that is what we...
  20. R

    Betta with fin rot and signs of dropsy?

    Hi everyone, I have had a betta fish since February with no problems, he lives with 3 African Dwarf Frogs and there are no issues with his tank mates. I went away back to university for 10 days and (did my usual 25-50% water change before I left) when I came back he was hiding in one corner of...
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