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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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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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Betta fish sickness [duplicate]

I have a Kingtale Betta fish. One day he had a white patch on one of his sides. After days he act werid he kept going to the bottom of the tank. Then I found out he is sick I gave him medicine.....but ...
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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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Please help, what's wrong with my betta fish

So here's the run down, I used to have my betta in a small tank due to I'm a college student and I live in the dorms. We're not allowed to have tanks that plug in or over 10 gallons. And I had him in ...
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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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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 [duplicate]

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 ...