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  1. M

    Emergency tank set up!

    I’ve had a tank up and running for 2 months now and I have 2 female bettas, 6 cardinal tetras and 4 cherry shrimp in a 48lt tank. My bettas where the first fish added and I’ve never had any problems with fighting or chasing …. Until I added my shrimp! Water parameters have been fine for 3+ weeks...
  2. jessicarf00

    betta pacing & breathing heavily

    i got my very first betta, harry, two weeks ago today. today i did his first water change and took out about half of the water and replaced it with conditioned water (tried to keep it about 80 degrees.) i didn’t notice him doing this immediately after the change, but recently he’s being darting...
  3. D

    How long will a betta suffer from temperature shock?

    I have read posts and websites until my eyes are crossed trying to figure out what is wrong with my betta. He has been a very active, happy boy until last week. I was out of town for 3 days and when I returned home, I discovered that someone in the house (no one will own it) unplugged his...
  4. B

    Betta stressed or sick?Need help!

    So,I've had my betta Eros for about a two weeks and he was in great health at the time.I made sure to clean his tank and decorations before placing them inside and I added conditioner to the tap water.I allowed the water to be filtered for about a week before getting him and dosed the water with...
  5. Willard The Betta

    Help! Does my betta have velvet?

    Hi everyone! Let me start by saying, I am a proud new owner of Willard the betta! I want only what's best for him, and since I do not have a lot of knowledge in betta fish care, I've been doing some research. I see that velvet is common in betta fish, and Willard has a gold shimmer.... Since you...
  6. Willard The Betta

    Help! Velvet or iridescence?

    Hi everyone! Let me start by saying, I am a proud new owner of Willard the betta! I want only what's best for him, and since I do not have a lot of knowledge in betta fish care, I've been doing some research. I see that velvet is common in betta fish, and Willard has a gold shimmer.... Since you...
  7. B

    New Betta Help!

    Hi guys, I ordered my new betta on Friday and he finally arrived today! What should have been exciting turned in to terror when I opened his box and saw that his bag had leaked and as such had very minimal oxygen/water remaining with no heat pack. I saw he was moving quite rapidly so started...
  8. GuppyGirl20

    Are Water Changes Always Stressful?

    When I do water changes it always stresses out my little betta. Is there a way to not make it so stressful for the little thing or is something they just have to get use to and toughen up?
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