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Is my beta too aggressive for tank mates?

I recently finished setting up a 10 gallon tank with the intention of making it a Betta tank. I was reading online and saw that Bettas and rasboras share similar environments, so I decided to add a ...
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How to feed fish when you're ill?

I recently came down with a cold; I currently normally feed my fish by hand twice a day (morning and afternoon). However, I was wondering if the fact that I'm sick creates a problem for this. Also, I ...
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Please help, how do I treat my beta for a white patch? [duplicate]

I was recently treating my beta for cloudy eyes using Aquarian salt. He started improving but is now developing a white mark on the top of his head. I haven’t found any talent marks in his body. He ...
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Betta fish mystery sickness what is it?what do I do?

I went on vacation and unfortunately the person I trusted to take care of my fish left the light on for a week and that caused him to but his tail off. Which then I believe turned into fin rot. I ...
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Why is my betta fish starting to have a dull color? [duplicate]

I have a betta fish that I’ve had for a year now. I’m not exactly sure what kind he is, but I found a picture of him when I first got him and he was a really bright pink/purple, his tail and fins were ...
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How can I help my betta, who has a white-ish sore on his side, is laying at the bottom of the tank, and isn't eating?

This is Ringo. I’ve had him for almost 2 years and he’s been happy until the last week or so. He lives in a 1 gallon (3.8 L) tank (I know it’s small, blame the Petsmart employee who suggested it) and ...
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Why do my Betta fish keep dying?

I got my first Betta fish (name: Dream) back in September of 2020, he was the first pet I've ever owned and it took me a little time to be able to get him a proper home. But after educating myself ...
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Betta fish ignores bloodworms as food

I recently purchased bloodworms as a supplemental food for my Betta fish, which are often represented as a "treat" for them. However, even though my Betta fish swims to the front of the tank ...
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How much do you feed a Betta fish if you switch from pellets to flakes?

Virtually all instructions on how much to feed a Betta fish focus on pellets. However, what's the proper amount and feeding schedule for flakes? I have not been able to find much information on that ...
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Betta dying help

I forgot to save the old water from when I cleaned my betta’s tank and now he’s floating at the bottom. What can I do? I have already tried putting my guppies’ tank water in to do half half and it’s ...
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My Betta fish is floating sideways [duplicate]

My fish keeps floating on his side, but only when I am not directly in front of his tank. when I am in front of his tank he acts normal (He floats normally and looks more happy). He lives in a 5 ...
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What happened to my betta fish?

I recently bought a platnium betta male who just passed. I had him in a tank with 2 mollies and a female betta, but they all seemed to get along perfectly. I do believe that I should've taken the ...
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Povidone iodine for fish Mycobacterium?

I may have rescued a betta that has Mycobacterium. He is currently in a clear plastic tote in 1 gallon water. I feel so bad for him, that I want to move him to a 5 gallon tank. While I researched ...
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Betta fish has white growth on his back. What is it and how can I treat it?

My Betta fish has had a white growth on his back for over a week. Pictures linked below. I'm keeping him in a 5 gallon tank and am replacing 1/3 of the water bi-weekly. No filter because the one ...
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How to tell whether your Betta fish is eating his feeder?

So, I am needing to travel to visit family. I have a feeder for my Betta fish; it's the type that sits on the bottom and the fish nibbles off of. However, my fish is used to eating off the surface, ...
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My filter went out, will betta fish survive the night in a cup?

My 2.5 gallon tank filter went out, so I had to put my betta fish in a cup for the night until the store opens. Will he live when his filter went out over night?
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Betta fish appears to struggle to swallow food pellets

I recently acquired a Betta fish. I also purchased "standard" Betta fish food pellets. My Betta fish does try to eat the food, but sometimes appears to struggle to swallow the pellets. I can ...
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My betta is sinking, and we've tried everything. Looking for non-generic/mind-blowing advice

I have had this betta for about two years now, since he was a baby. A couple of months ago he started having trouble swimming. He would swim upwards, but could not stay there - instead, he would sink ...
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Why are my Betta’s fins curled and maybe spotted?

I bought a Betta for my daughter that has quickly become my 5th child. We bought him from Petsmart, as I knew little about where else to go - especially with Covid19. He is in a 3.5 gallon (13 liters) ...
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How do I know if I should put my betta fish, with swim bladder disease, down? [duplicate]

I just got my betta fish a little over a month ago. When I first brought him home he was floating on his side at the top of his cup. At the time I didn’t realize that was a symptom of swim bladder ...
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Advice on sick Betta. Possible Dropsy?

About a week ago I noticed my betta, Florence, had a lump on his right side. In the days prior he was very slim and active. On the day of finding it I noticed he was still normal, his appetite hadn't ...
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How often to do water change for betta fish

How often should I be doing water change for my betta? My wife seems to think it should be done pretty often.
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Why my betta lounges at water surface repeatedly

I have a no-filter small tank where I keep my betta. There is a small pothos inside, as a way to absorb all the urea. But just today I realized he keeps on lounging towards the surface till his snout ...
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Betta fish fin rot or fin biting or fin injury?

My betta has been suffering from what I thought was fin rot for a long time, progressively getting worse. Then, all of a sudden, today he dropped two full pieces of his fins (entire pie sliver chunks ...
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Help please! What is wrong with my Betta fish? [duplicate]

My betta fish seems to be sick and has been like that for the past two weeks. He spends most of the day laying at the bottom of the tank and is not responsive. He goes up for air occasionally and is ...
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Is my betta fish aging or is he sick?

My betta fish, named Lushi, has been progressively getting worse for the past few months. I bought him in September, 2019 (9 months ago) from Petco -- although he seemed fully grown when I bought him, ...
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Is my Betta too thin or sick?

I recently became a responsible betta owner. I never knew how wrong I was about them. My butterfly betta, Olaf eats very well but has a lump on one side and is less active today. He usually swims very ...
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My betta is acting strange, loss of appetite and won't eat pellets! [duplicate]

I got a halfmoon male betta fish a few months ago. He is in a two gallon tank, water exchanges happen 30% every week, I use water conditioner and keep a somewhat regular feeding schedule and he also ...
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Skin Betta problem [duplicate]

Today I noticed my betta fish has two white spots on his body and I’m not sure what it could be if it’s cause by an injury from items in the tank or if he has a disease. Please help I’m very worried. ...
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Beta fish sleeping or sick? [duplicate]

I have had my Beta fish for almost 2 years, he didn’t look great when I first got him but after 1 week I got a 5 gallon tank with a low flow filter and a heater. He has since then always ate well and ...
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What amount of “grime” is acceptable in betta tank post water change?

There is always always always stuff in my betta’s tank, and it of course gets stirred up after water changes. I always vacuum up the waste I can find and clean out dead plant matter. But no amount of ...
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Need help with snails in a betta tank

I have a fairly docile betta that I just moved to a heated 10 gallon tank. I bought a live plant that turned out to be infested with snail eggs. I'd prefer not to harm the snails, but they are rapidly ...
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Fin rot, clamped fin, or what? [duplicate]

I decided to save my betta from dying in an abandoned bowl. The previous owner kept him in a 1 gallon bowl that was never cleaned and at 68°. I'm trying to rescue him. So now he's in a 5 gallon tank ...
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How do I save my betta fish from dying because of a dirty tank? [duplicate]

I have a betta fish and I keep him in a gallon tank with a water filter. There has been algae growing in his tank but I thought it was normal and didn't pay mind to it. Today I see the water is cloudy ...
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My betta keeps attacking my snail!

I recently added a small snail to my tank and two moss balls. The snail is smaller than an an inch. However, when I got home I noticed my betta had started making a bubble nest, I'm not sure if that ...
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Is My betta fish is sick or dying or just old [duplicate]

Ive has a Siamese fighting fish for about a year and about a month ago he started laying on the bottom of the tank. I have a 20L tank, heater, filter, thermometer, hiding spots plastic plants. He ...
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Sick Betta fish - insecticide exposure

My Betta was exposed to insecticides over the summer and became very ill. He is still with us 4 months later but hardly moves at all and lays at the bottom of the tank. I significantly reduced the ...
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Will ichthyophthiriasis medicine harm my betta if he doesnt actually have ich?

A few days ago I noticed a spot on my betta's side just next to his gills. It wasn't completely white in color but definitely lighter than the rest of his body. I tested his water and there was an ...
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Something wrong with my betta fish fins

Hi, this is my betta fish, Aahan. I got him from pet shop on August 6th, 2019. He has no eating nor pooping problems, he is very active. I’m noticing some change in his fins, namely wrinkled fin ...
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Black spots on new betta

I just recently bought this White Opal Male Betta a few days ago. When I bought him I noticed some black spots/coloring on him and just want to be sure it is coloring not some type of bacteria or ...
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Growing a baby betta with other fish in the tank

I know that betta fish can be aggressive towards other fish, especialyl brightly coloured ones. What I'm trying to figure out is if this is nature or nurture, if that makes sense... I have an ...
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Want to know solution of betta fish problem

My betta fish isn't eating food from last week. He sinks at the bottom of the tank and color faded. What is the solution?
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New betta problems - I was unaware of cycling before new tank

So I am experiencing a plethora of issues with my new betta. I hope he makes it out okay. I was unaware of the cycling process before putting him into the new tank. It's small (1 gallon) and temporary....
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Why is my betta hiding?

I have a 10 gallon tank with a male betta, three cory catfish (I cant remember exactly which ones), five black khuili loaches, and now two female guppies and one male (not on purpose they were for ...
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Betta sick; not sure what's wrong [duplicate]

My betta all of a sudden took a turn for the worse. I automatically thought it was fin rot as both fins look as though they've been nibbled on. I've treated the tank for fin rot and fungus, but he's ...
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Betta died of fungal infection, when can I add a new betta?

My little betta passed away after a long struggle of being sick, getting better, being sick. He finally developed a fungal infection that I couldn't kick and he passed away. In the immediate moments ...
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I can't tell if my betta is sick or not [duplicate]

My betta has changed color and has gained some black it looks like under his gills. His color looks more foggy than before and his eyes have a grey spot on each of them. I put him in a larger and ...
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Why did my betta’s fins grow back curly?

I purchased my half moon about 3 months ago with some fin rot anddull color. This little guy’s fins grew back white and curly and just recently got color. Attached is the progress photos with time ...
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Alternatives for helping/treating swim bladder issue in betta

I've finally figured out my betta must have a swim bladder issue. Luckily, he's floating at the top of his tank, so I don't have to worry about him struggling to get air. However, I'm struggling to ...
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How do I fix BAD betta fin tearing?

I’ve had my betta for a month now and hes been PERFECT!! I just looked at him now and saw that his tail is SHREDDED!! I realized that he had been glaring at the filter in the back and KNEW that he’d ...
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