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

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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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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 ...
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My betta fish is now lying on the down of my bottle [duplicate]

my betta fish is not eating anything and he is lying on the down of my bottle and becoming inactive day by day and found some black spots on his fins
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Betta laying at bottom of the tank [duplicate]

I got a male betta yesterday, and moved him into his 2.5 gallon tank today. I read multiple sites that said it was okay to move him within 24 hours of setting the tank up. The filter is working, and ...
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Betta has a large black spot

My Betta has a large black spot on him and I don't know if I should be concerned about it or if it's just a natural birth mark I don't think it is but I can't find anything online about ITV so I need ...
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Is my Betta Sick? [duplicate]

enter image description here Is my betta fish sick? He is laying on the bottom, breathing quickly, and will randomly have bursts of energy and swim rapidly around the tank before settling down at the ...
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Betta lying on bottom of tank? [duplicate]

thanks for reading this article! I am currently treating my Betta in a 1 gallon tank that I float in his usual tank, a 10 gallon planted with a nerite snail and nothing else. He just lies flat at the ...
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Betta Lying on the bottom of tank not eating [duplicate]

I have a male betta that I got as a 6m juvenile. He has always been in a 5 gal cylinder tank with a filter. Fed pellets daily and about once a week change out for a flake/worm mix. Always ate well, ...
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Almond leaves vs banana leaves in an aquarium?

I was just wondering- what's the difference between using almond leaves in a tank compared to banana leaves for betas? I have seen people commonly use almond leaves in the water for a few days to ...
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Is my betta aggressive? Can she share a tank with other bettas or mollys?

A few months ago I had a male betta (separate tanks) pass away. I had him since I was 9, I'm currently 20. So eight months ago I adopted my fifth betta. A veiltale female. Violet. My mom and ...
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Bettas with black dots on fins

My Betta seems to have recently developed little black dots on his fins on both sides about a week after moving him from a small bowl to a little Top Fin 2 gallon aquarium with a heater. He eats ...
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Betta fish is a dark blue but color keeps fading and returning quickly Why?

My Betta fish Sahpire is a female veiltail and she's dark blue normally but her color keeps fading and returning to normal in a short span of time and I don't know what to do. I already lost one to ...
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Can I break a betta food feeder in half?

Can I break a betta food feeder in half? I have a 7 day feeder but I will only be away for 2-3 days.
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Betta fish fin tear or rot?

Does my fish have fin rot or is the tail simply torn? I got him a few days ago and his fins were a bit like this, I'm unsure if it's gotten worse. He is in a cycled 16L tank with a filter, heater, ...
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What fish can I put with my betta?

I have a Betta Fish he is my first fish ever. I was planing on putting more fish in his tank but I know Betta Fish are aggressive to other fish. When I did some research, however, I found you can ...
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What is wrong with my betta fish? Fin rot? Velvet? [duplicate]

In the picture submitted you can clearly see a healthy betta fish in the top 3 pictures. Those pictures are from May 2017 when he was first brought home from the pet store. The bottom 3 pictures are ...
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Does my Betta have dropsy?

Hi, I’ve had a betta and some tetras in a 30litre tank for about 5 months. Everything’s been good, they all get along, eating fine, not fighting and such, until this morning I noticed that my betta’s ‘...
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Betta is not active and laying on the bottom after tank dropped to 19C [duplicate]

I Recently decided to get a heater to keep the water temperatures higher for my betta. This heater will overheat my tank if I am not watching so I only turn it on during the day. One night I had ...
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How do I know how old my betta is?

I recently adopted 2 beautiful female Betta fish! I also have one male. I noticed that the girls are a lot more active than the male. As they swim around in their tanks, Mr.Rainbow whom I have had in ...
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Betta male at bottom of tank [duplicate]

I have a male betta and he has changed in the weeks I have had him, his tail at one point looked shredded and now it's shorter I could swear his fins look smaller to, he has been OK after a few ...
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Help increase Betta Fish lifespan beyond 1.5 Weeks

I am looking for help in identifying where I am going wrong in my Betta Fish care. I have gone through two Betta Fish over three weeks. Setup is pictured below, in a 1-gallon tank, with a water ...
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My beta is very sick please help

He has this white spot. I've had him for ~4 years. I have cured him twice from dropsy. He is doing these mini hops to the surface of his water it's like he sees something, but he is not jumping out of ...
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Film on surface of female betta tank

I recently took in one of my friends male Bettas to treat it for for ich (ichthyophhirius). When I brought him back I noticed a film on the surface of her other Betta's tank (this one is a female). It'...
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Are sinking shrimp pellets healthy for Bettas?

I like to give my fish a variety of foods, as it has been proven that the wider the variety, the healthier the fish. I have a lone Betta in a 5gal aquarium. I feed him floating betta pellets, and once ...
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Is my betta fish dead? [duplicate]

I just got my fish yesterday and he hasn't been moving much later that night he sat at the bottom of the tank and I thought he was sleeping the next day he was still in the bottom of the tank what do ...
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How to Elegantly Anchor a Floating Ornament?

I have a floating artificial log for my Betta. He hides in it, but only if it is oriented perpendicularly to the filter outlet. I put part of some clean pantyhose inside the return section of the ...
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Betta at bottom of tank [duplicate]

My male betta Drake which I have had for around a year continually sits at the bottom of the tank. He occasionally rushes to the top of the tank to presumably get air. I am aware that my Tetra ...
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Betta fish with bump on his tail

My betta has got a red lump on his tail that just appeared. I have reviewed many sites but haven't seen anything quite like it. I have had him for about 6 months and he has been very healthy. Now He ...
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Male Betta sinking to the bottom of tank [duplicate]

Tank Info: How long the tank has been set up: about 3-4 months (he was in a 3.5 gal for a while but I got a new one) Size of the tank: 5 gallons, gravel bottom Fish: one male crowntail Betta, had him ...
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Betta eats great but just lays at the bottom of the tank! [duplicate]

Okay so I have had my tank for about 3 or 4 months and Thomas bubbles has always been active and social, but for the past week he is just laying at the bottom and rarely swims around. He still eats ...
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Mollies with Bettas?

Yesterday I bought 3 balloon mollies to put in a 20L tank, which I also added my male Betta shortly after. How long should it take for them to get along? My Betta was a little defensive, not attacking ...
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My Guppy & Betta fish ignore cucumber

To be honest I was a bit suprised when I heard that fish can eat cucumber, I though it's a joke till I watched it with my own eyes on youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pt4ZdEKniQ). From what ...
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How to remineralize distilled water?

Last August I decided to by a new 10 gallon tank and buy a new Betta. I set my tank up and went to a local Spring source where people get drinking water from a pipe coming out of the mountain. I had ...
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Is my betta dying/sick or just sleeping?

The past 10 days I have been gone every 3-4 days and then I return home to feed my betta. I'm usually not gone that much, and when I came home Monday my fish looked dead. My betta fish has always ...
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Lethargic Betta? [duplicate]

I got a two gallon tank for my Betta and some fake plants and today the water got cloudy and he's hanging at the bottom of his tank. I'm not sure why he's so down and how the water got do dirty in ...
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Is the betta fish dying of old age?

I've had a betta for a year now (his name is joey) not sure how old he is. For the last few weeks his colour has been disappearing from dark blue to pretty much al white. He hides at the bottom of ...
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Changing Beta from one tank to another

I am changing from a 3 gallon tank to a 10 gallon do can I just put him in the bigger on after a day of having it up and running or do I need to wait longer and can I just put him in it or do I have ...
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Need advice on handling a recently recovered sick betta [duplicate]

My betta girl, Arora, was sick for about seven days, only laying at the bottom of the tank. I have her in a simple tank, since bettas are soft swimmers, and currents can make them depressed from ...
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How do I prevent fungal growth in my betta tank?

How do I prevent fungal growth on my pebbles and cave in my betta tank? I just cleaned out the tank because there was black fungus growing on the pebbles and green fungus growing on the cave. I only ...
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Removing Chemicals from plastic aquarium

I have a 1.5 gallon acrylic aquarium which I recently made the mistake of cleaning with a blue scotchbrite sponge (dumb idea, I know, but I didn't realize that the sponges contained harmful chemicals ...
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How can I help my betta who is laying on the bottom of his tank? [duplicate]

My betta has been acting weird. He just lays on the bottom of his tank. Every Once in awhile he will get an energy spike and go around his bowl really fast then he'll just stop and sink to the bottom ...