betta (male)

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  1. K

    Betta Depression?

    Hello! I just cleaned out my Betta fish tank and he seems to be acting really different. Sits in one spot for a long period of time and seems like he isn't breathing then he will move to a new spot and do it again. He doesn't move when I go over by him or try to get his attention. Why is this...
  2. KLG1234

    My favorite fish photo

    Seeing as I seem to usually only post when I have an issue I decided I wanted to just post my favorite photo of my male betta I have taken to date and hoping some people will also share their favorite fish photos they’ve taken!
  3. O

    Cloudy Tank

    I have had a small 2.5 gallon Tank with a single betta for about two months. When I first cycled it, I noticed whitish cloudiness in the water. I have read on several forums that this is normal and should go away on its own. I added my betta after a week and have conducted regular cleanings and...
  4. A

    Betta in my bedroom

    my betta tank is in my bedroom and the temperature here gets hot around 88 F average and i do sometimes turn the AC on is it okay for my betta?
  5. A

    is my tank okay?

    so i’ve bought 2 sets of 2 gallon tanks 1 week ago. one for my betta and one for purposely breeding pest snails and algae. so im focusing more on my betta tank no filtration planted (only 1 stem plant) theres soil and in where the live plant is planted and artificial green colored gravel i...
  6. BrookLynn

    New Tank Advice?

    Hello! I haven't been on the forum in a while; last time i was i was still very new to the hobby, although i'm still relatively new, haha! I'm planning on moving my betta, Swim Shady, from his current little 5 gallon to a 29 gallon that I've recently purchased. Of course i want to set it up and...
  7. Halawrence


    Ok, so I was cleaning my betta fish's tank and doing a water change when I noticed his rocks were slimy almost. Curious i rubbed the rock and all this green particles came up. Is this Algae? Is this good or bad for his tank? His tank is not over run by it. He is is a 5.5 gallon tank, water temp...
  8. Irksome

    My first betta

    Settling into his new home. Kids want to call him Oggly.
  9. A

    My Betta is Sick! Please Help!

    Hi, good evening! I'm fairly new to fish-keeping. This is my third fish, Vodka. He is a male betta (like my previous two) and ever since I got him he was very active and curious. He would always be aware of everything going on around the tank and would rush to the food whenever I fed him...
  10. Barry Tetra

    Plant for betta tank

    i have 5 gallons tank and want tips and tricks or suggestion about plants to put in there/ substrate.
  11. F

    Betta developing dark spots please help!

    Pictured below is my male betta in the store (20 December 19) followed by his first days in his new home. He instantly became much more vibrant which I was very happy about. However he then developed a dark spot by his lip - starting off as a small grey dot. He was also glass surfing for...
  12. tthymee

    white spots on fins? coloration or a problem ??

    Hi! i got a betta fish named Iggy about two weeks ago and hes really warmed up to his new life. he doesnt hide much anymore and hes always flittering about and he also made a bubble nest ! sadly no ladies around, poor guy. But anyways, i noticed the ends of his tail are quite white and im...
  13. B

    Start of clamped fins?

    Hi! My new betta (double tail half moon) has been living in his 3.5gal for 4 days now after buying him from PetSmart. Hes very active but today i noticed the top of his double tail seems a bit clamped. The tank has a heater, temp is around 77-78F, filter and testing for ammonia this morning...
  14. 6

    Fin rot on betta?

    Hi, I've had Luigi for a year now, and I noticed that his fins are torn up. I'm pretty worried, and I have no experience whatsoever in treating fish diseases, since Luigi is my first betta. He's in a filtered and heated 5 gal tank, and the test strips show that everything is optimal. I do 25%...
  15. Barry Tetra

    Tank mate for male betta?

    I want to get some friends for him
  16. vivapity

    Picky Betta?

    Hey all! Long time lurker, first time poster,, blah blah Im pretty new to caring for bettas and i was wondering how to sdeal w picky eaters? I got a beautiful combtail named Poison a few weeks ago and at the time i got a cheaper, and lower quality pellets for him, and he loves it. ive been...
  17. B

    fin rot & fungal infection

    i’ve attached some images of my betta fish sweet pea. i have just gotten him a 10 gallon tank, and i was not aware he had anything wrong with him until recently. how do i treat him pls help
  18. R

    Big enough for now?

    So I've got my Betta set up in a one gallon carry case that you can get from Walmart that I had at my house. He has a small heater, thermometer and litte filter as well as a little house and a Betta leaf. I had only planned on keeping him on there 2 weeks until I could afford a new bigger tank...
  19. L

    Betta will not eat. Very worried

    Hello! So I recently bought a beautiful halfmoon Dumbo. I took him home on the twelfth and he seemed very content in my filtered and heated ten gallon tank. I have a moss ball but no live plants as of now. He has a little log and some hiding places. He's spent the last few days exploring and...
  20. D

    Betta and cories?

    Would I be able to put a male betta with some cories in a big enough tank? Nothing too flashy, just albino or green/bronze cories with one male betta