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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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How to properly lower PH while cycling a tank?

So I am a one time betta owner and while I fell like I did alright with my last Betta (his name was Columbus and he lived a happy three years with me) I really want my next fish to have a wonderful ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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