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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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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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 ...
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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 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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Betta fish fighting

We got 2 'female' betta fish for our tank over 6 months ago. Until a few weeks later their fins grew bigger and they are both males. I thought we were lucky and they seemed to get on ok. Until the ...
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Betta won't get off the bottom of the tank [duplicate]

I got my betta 3 months ago, he was living in a 1/2 hallow tank. He seemed happy up until a week ago when he stopped eating and began laying on the bottom and only coming up for air. When he swims he ...
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Betta companions? [duplicate]

I don't want my betta to be the only thing in his bowl. Is there anything I could put in with him that won't hurt him or he won't try and hurt?
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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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What should I do about my betta fish sinking?

I haven't had a fish for ten years and two days ago an anonymous person gave me one. Right now he doesn't move much and doesn't eat. He is in a smaller fish bowl and doesn't come up unless he is ...
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Does my fish have swim bladder disease?

I have a two tail, royal blue betta fish. When I first had him(him, he is a male), he was always very active, and would move around the cage all crazy like. Any way, it technically is my baby sister'...
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Did my catfish kill my betta

I have a 4 gallon small tank and a larger 15 gallon tank. In the smaller tank I have a couple of guppies, a sailfin catfish and a male fighter. I have kept this combination of fish before without any ...
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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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Betta laying on bottom of floor with no outward signs of illness… why? [duplicate]

My betta has been in a 6 gallon (23 litres) planted tank with 5 ember tetras and a couple of dwarf shrimp for about 2 weeks now. He and the tetras seem to get along fine (no aggressive signs from any ...
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Should I be concerned about my egg bound betta?

I think my female betta is egg bound. We don't have a male, and aren't looking to breed. Do I need to be concerned or will this pass naturally? Is there anything I need to do to make sure she'll be ...
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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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How can I help my betta who is laying at the bottom of his tank?

My kids saw the "My Fun Fish Tank" on TV. (Not mine, but an example of what the tank looks like) I got it for them and after I put it together I went to the pet store and got a male betta. I change ...
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Would this setup stress the fish?

Petco advertises on their website a 2.5 gallon aquarium with a divider that it claims can house two betta fish. However, the divider is not opaque. Would that be stressful or harmful to the fish, ...
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Will a Siamese fighting fish fit in my aquarium? [duplicate]

I have a 50 gallon tank in which I have four Mollies, one Angelfish and one Blue Dwarf Gourami. I want to add one male Siamese Fighting Fish (a.k.a Betta) and my tank for me is then complete. Question ...
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Can I put any other fish in with a male betta?

I had a male betta fish for a long time, and was told by the people at the pet store that I could put in a pleco fish (aka an algae eater) because it would stay near the bottom. Since, he claimed, the ...
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How can I resolve a fish conflict in my aquarium?

I want to have bettas in my 50-gallon tank, which will consist of schools of fish. Suppose I obtain a group of (maybe 4) female bettas and I have a shoal of 10 neon tetras in a 50-gallon tank. There ...
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How many gallons is enough space for two bettas where one is male?

If I have a 30 gallon (ca. 113 litres) tank that is medium planted. Would it be OK to keep two male bettas, or one male and one female betta? I have read a lot of stuff online about keeping a group ...
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Is it okay to keep my fighter fish all by itself in a bowl?

I got a fighter fish in a bowl today. Only one fighter is put in a bowl. Now I am wondering if it will get lonely. How will it mate? Am I depriving it of a companion?

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