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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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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Fins coming out like tearing apart from body of Betta [duplicate]

It's been 2 months since I brought the betta and recently I noticed that it was lying on the bottom being very inactive; seeing this, we changed it to a bowl and changed the water, added almond leaves ...
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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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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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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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How much water do betta fish need?

How much water do betta fish need?
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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 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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How can I decipher how aggressive my Betta is?

I am thinking of adding tank mates to my tank environment. I already have a Betta fish, and am thinking of adding a few more different types of fish like Neon Tetras. However, after reading the ...
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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 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 to feed multiple Betta together?

I am having 6 female Betta fish together and want to feed them equally, as overfeeding or underfeeding can kill them. So how should I feed them together?
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How do I know if I should put my betta fish, with swim bladder disease, down?

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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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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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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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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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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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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Can Bettas have lazy personalities?

I had a betta a few years ago who was the most active and happiest 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 ...
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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 Bettas? I have seen people commonly use almond leaves in the water for a few days to ...
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How do I ease the passing of my betta?

My Betta is 5 and a half years old. And I am deeply saddened and distressed at his state. I know he is old. It has a slew of health problems. As of late however I noticed that his bladder has failed ...
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Removing Chemicals from plastic aquarium

I have a 1.5 gallon (5.7 liters) acrylic aquarium which I recently made the mistake of cleaning with a blue scotchbrite sponge - not a wise idea, I know, but I didn't realize that the sponges ...
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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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White patches/spots on my betta

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

I have a Betta fish and 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 out ...
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Do betta fish attack snails?

I had a small snail (about 1" / 2.5 cm shell) in the same tank as my betta fish. They seemed to both be doing fine living together for the 7 months I've had them. But this week, I checked up on the ...
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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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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 Betta is laying on the bottom [duplicate]

My betta will swim once he sees us but when I glance at him he usually is laying at the bottom of his tank lately. I have a thee gallon tank with two nirite snails and a moss ball. I use a baister to ...
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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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Help please! What is wrong with my Betta fish?

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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How can I feed a Betta fish and Neon Tetras that are living in the same tank?

I am thinking about getting a ten gallon (ca. 38 litres) aquarium so that I can add some Neon Tetras to my tank environment that already includes one Betta fish and nothing more. However, I noticed ...
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Is the betta fish dying of old age?

I've had a betta, named Joey, for a year now but I'm not sure how old he is. For the last few weeks his colour has been fading from dark blue to pretty much all white. He hides at the bottom of the ...
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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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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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Bettas and Air (“oxygenating water”)

I'm about to transport a Betta on a few hours road trip for the holiday. That will mean a few hours in a jar. I know that's not ideal, but it's better than going a long period without food. My son ...
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My guppy & betta fish ignore cucumber

To be honest I was a bit surprised 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Skin Betta problem

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...