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Questions tagged [betta]

A tag for questions pertaining to the Siamese fighting fish, also known as the betta fish or fighter fish.

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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 ich 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 wasnt 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 aug6th 2019....make,no problem with eating n pooping....he is very active..I’m noticing some change in his fins ...wrinkled fin edges ...I ...
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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- 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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Got a new betta and he's swimming and drifting on his side. Does he have a swim bladder disorder?

I just bought a new male betta fish yesterday. However, he keeps drifting onto his side as well as swimming at the top on his side. His fins and scales looked perfectly fine, so I decided it was a ...
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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

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 keeps swimming sideways [duplicate]

I have a pet betta and have had him for 6 months now. He was originally in a 1 gallon tank, no filter system and did fine. Within the past month I got him a 3.5 gallon tank with a filter and sense he ...
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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

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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Multiple Male Bettas in 200+ Gallon?

I am not doing this, nor do I plan to (due to the aggressive nature of male bettas). But I was wondering if it would be possible to house multiple male bettas in a 200+ gallon tank? I definitely ...
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Betta tail- Rot, ripped, or clamping?

I am new to fish keeping as well as this website. I have just recently recieved a 10G tank with previously owned keepers, all of which came with its fair share of troubles. The tank came with a betta, ...
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What’s wrong with my Betta fish?

I can’t tell if it’s a fungus disease, but he lost all of his color. My sister never cleaned his tank so I think that might be the reason behind it, but I don’t know what disease he has so I have no ...
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Is my Betta fish dying?

Please help! My Betta fish has been laying at the bottom of the tank for a while now, and I have no idea why. I’ve tried changing the water to warmer water and cleaned the water. He did fine before ...
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Betta and geothermal water

I'm moving to a new location that uses geothermal water. Generally, when I top off/replace water for my betta, I get my water to the correct temperature, add the stress coat + to remove chemicals, and ...
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White patches/spots on my betta

There are white patch/spot like marks on my betta fish's gill and body, which was not there when I bought him from the store. He is his usual active self and eating properly. The spots seemed to have ...
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Betta with fin rot

I recently got a beautiful veil tail Betta who I unfortunately noticed has fin rot. We spoke to the aquatics place I got him from and got our water tested and everything was perfect, leading us to ...
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My betta is laying as the bottom of the tank with its head pointed up, why? [duplicate]

My fish lines in a 2.5 galling tank with a automatic heater and a thermometer. I got it yesterday (after my first one who lived for 2.5 years lived there) I cleaned it thoroughly and made sure no ...
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Can Bettas have lazy personalities?

I had a betta a few years ago who was the most active, happy fish I've ever seen. He enjoyed hide-and-seek, watched me work at my desk, and constantly swam around his 5 gallon tank. He was a strong ...
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I think my beta fish is sick, what should I do? [duplicate]

I've had my beta fish for about a year and a couple months ago I noticed its fins were turning a blackish colour and appear to look "fried" at the edges. Now my fish doesn't eat and I think its ...
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Black dots on my Crowntail Betta [duplicate]

I just bought Jill - my crowntail betta less than 2 days ago and he already had the black spots. I don't know if its normal. Can you please let me know if there's some kind of problem here? Please see ...
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Streamlining Aquarium for Frequent Travel

Currently, I have a planted 30gal tank with a male betta and a few shrimp/snails. I'm very attached to my fish, and enjoy the ability to give him a tank much larger than the average pet-store betta ...
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What’s wrong with my Betta? [duplicate]

My Betta is very healthy,water is good and she is always swimming around. But today I noticed a weird tear in her fin, I decided to just change the water and let it heal on it’s on and then later ...
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Not sure what’s going on… betta help please [duplicate]

Not sure what is up with this guy. He’s been very lethargic and we can’t seem to figure out what’s up. We’ve check ph nitrates etc with test strips. He’s in a 3.5g filtered tank with bubble rock, ...
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Betta fish eating but stays at tank bottom [duplicate]

About 2 months ago I saw the fins on my elephant ear betta were tearing but I was told that it was not fin rot. He was swimming and active and eating but now he lays at the bottom only coming up to ...
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Betta fish has become lethargic, his fins are ripped, and has some itching. [duplicate]

So I've had my Betta for about 7 months now. He was doing great up until about a month ago. Now, this was the first ever time I had a Betta (or any pet for that matter) so I was a little late to ...
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Half-Moon Betta fish tail-fin is curled in on itself, what could be the issue?

After having my beta for two weeks I noticed that his tail was curled in on itself, and when I had to net him to move him i noticed it got worse. He seems to swim fine but its just constantly curled ...
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Is my betta getting old or is he sick? [duplicate]

My Betta fish has white patches on his fins. One of the patches has a small whole in the middle. There are no signs of dulling scales, red/bulging eyes, or any other signs I found that could mean he ...
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Betta laying on bottom [duplicate]

Our little Betta fish has been laying at the bottom of the tank for a couple days. It will move spots from time to time, but is not swimming around like before. I don’t see any signs of sickness on ...
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Can snails and betta fish cohabitate?

So my mom just brought home three snails home. One for me, and two for my brothers. I set the bag in the water for 20 minutes, and then put the snail into the tank. My female betta fish has been in ...
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Sick Betta fish whyyyy [duplicate]

My beta has always been pretty active but for the past couple of weeks he’s been In a funk. He was floating at the top of his filter for a few days now he’s laying in the bottom of his tank I though ...
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Betta aggressiveness [duplicate]

I just recently got a beta and some tetras and all is going okay but we are still a bit nervous because we dont want the tetras to be killed, the betta will just swim up to one and take a look and not ...
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Is my Betta dying or sick [duplicate]

i Don’t know what’s up with him He keeps looking like he is gonna turn upside down . He is usually very active he has been in a 50 gallon with only a guppy and one of those glow fish they have been ...
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Does my Betta fish look Ill? [duplicate]

My Betta has this 20 gallon. I wanted to do a bare bottom with plants. So I added the glass jars. With the (I clean it with a vacuum) gravel and plants. I have 70 aqua clear that I baffled with a soap ...
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Happy Betta Being Lethargic [duplicate]

We have had a bright red betta fish for 2 years. He is in a 2.5gal tank with a heater and filter. The heater keeps the water around 76-78 degrees. The front of the tank is curved out while the back is ...
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Is the filter change necessary?

My Betta, Neptune, lives in a BiOrb FLOW 30 tank which has a spongy filter material sitting on top of charcoal pellots. I was changing it monthly but got behind and the current filter is going on 3 ...
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Moving with pets: boxer, kitten and betta fish (1330 mile trip)

We are moving from Texas to Wisconsin. It is a 1330 mile trip. We will be stopping at 2 hotels along the way. Do you have any advice for traveling with a Boxer, a kitten, a Betta fish, and a 4 year ...
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Betta fish lying at the bottom of his tank [duplicate]

I have had my betta fish for around a week and he seems to like to lay on the bottom of his tank. He is in a 5 gallon heated and filtered tank and he occasionally swims around but usually goes right ...
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Betta Fish. Girl or boy

My fish, Dylan Marie is believed to be a girl. However, I’ve been noticing some bubble nests in her bowl! (Just an FYI the bowl is bigger than in the pictures and she does seem to enjoy her bowl. I ...
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Black dots on betta fins [duplicate]

I have a giant veil tailed betta. Two days ago I moved him from a 2.5 gallon tank (filtered and heated) to a 10 gallon tank with a divider. One side of the divider has him and there is another male ...
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Why is my Betta fish lying at the bottom of it's tank? [duplicate]

My male betta fish is about 1 and 3/4 years old. He is normally more active, but it's been 2 days now since he's started lying at the bottom of the tank and only coming up for air. He lives in a 5 ...
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Betta fish question

My betta fish does not want to eat and has developed a discoloration under his chin. He is acting sick. Can someone help? Attached is a picture.
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Won`t Work For my Betta [duplicate]

So recently my Betta was lying on the bottom of his tank I tried most of the things to help, but nothing worked and his stomach is puffed up. What does it mean?
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Betta has red on tips on fins, laying on bottom of tank often [duplicate]

My betta fish I’ve had for many months now and has been in a 2.5 gallon tank with a mini bow filter a heater and tank decorations. The current of the filter pushes him around a little bit so I usually ...