tank size for a betta
big of a tank is too big for a betta? I have a 20 gallon tank
already and would like to use it for my betta male (Only one)
upgrading my betta bowl. So, is it possible to have too many
plants in your betta tank? I was thinking a 5 - 10 gallon tank
with a FOREST of plants in it. And what plants are ok to use with
your betta, and what will harm him?
that a betta is sick
I have a beautiful betta fish, but he seems "sad."
His color is vibrant, and yet his appetite isn't as it usually is.
He tends to just coast to the bottom and hang out. He
usually comes to the bowl and fans his gills at me... but not
lately. Help! :)
have a 3-gallon tank and the filter is to loud for my mom at
night. Is turning it off at night going to hurt my fish?
dried blood worms and betta diet
my betta live only on freeze dried blood worms?
spitting out his food
one betta fish usually spits out his food. I am worried he is not
getting enough to eat. What should i do?
turning pale - betta changing color
Bettas change color? I have a Royal Blue Betta that appears
to change color when I am replacing the water in his aquarium.
He turns gray and then turns back to blue. Is this normal?
resting on plant leaves
I have a fabric plant that I placed in my Betta, Nolan's, bowl and
sometimes late at night he'll rest up on top of it. Is that normal
siamese fighting fish has suddenly become bloated. Can you tell me
a reason for this and what is the cure?
betta is in a 1/4 gallon acrylic tank. The fish wrangler at
the pet store insists to NEVER change 100% of the water, always to
retain 1/2 of the water with the new (I use bottled spring water),
but your web page says differently. Please advise...
suicide, betta jumping out of bowl
the owner of several bettas. I recently had my gorgeous
split tail jump out of his vase and pass away :-(. He had
been acting funny for about a day before the "suicide".
I wonder if it was really suicide or was he trying to get in
contact with one of female bettas in another vase?
injured in a fight
help! My daughter's male betta has attacked her female. Her fin is
gone and her tail is just about gone also. Since she was acting so
sluggish the snail started pecking at her also. (Poor baby!)
I have since removed her from the tank. She has an open wound on
her back/belly. Please tell me how I can help her heal.
I didn't know that tap water was bad for my betta and I filled his
tank up with it and put him in, he was in the untreated water for
about 17 hours. A lady at the pet store told me "the damage
is already done". Is there anything I can do to prevent him
betta raising fry
Q: how does the father raise and protect the offspring, and for how
membrane, betta flaring
I was wondering if It's normal for a betta's membrane (under the
gill flap) to only come out halfway when he is flaring?
Thank you for your time...
males to see each other and flare
Q: My co-worker at PetsMart believes setting up bettas so they can
see and flare at each other is a bad set-up because it stresses
them out and cuts their life expectancy down. However, according
to your website, this set-up is GOOD because it helps prevent
depression. What do YOU think about this set-up...yay or nay?
I have been
watching the live spawn on the webcam very very closely and would
like for you to talk about it, in more details, and give us your
thoughts about spawning bettas in general. Thank me,
tap water and sick betta
Q: My adopted
fish has velvet and fin rot. I bought him a new tank and
treated the water with aquarium salt, stresszyme, aquarisol and chlorine
remover (he was living in unchanged tap water) and he seems
happier but not healthier. What do I do to save my fish?
Hey - I
have 2 questions. I recently got a Male Betta and gave him a
tank to live in (2 gallons). Why does he spend like 85% of
the day swimming up and down a corner of the tank really fast?
Secondly, I try to feed him, but the food falls b4 he gets
interested, and i don't ever know if he's eatin...water is cloudy.
as betta tank buddies
Q: Dear Faith,
I just got 3 gold fishes and added them to the fish tank that my
betta Zeus was in. When ever the gold fishes are in his way he
nips at them. When he gets used to them will he stop doing that?
He also flares at them. Thanks
Q: On your
"water requirements" page, you mentioned adding aquarium
salt to a betta's water. A few lines later, you added that
any changes in water quality should be done gradually. Does
this include using salt for the first time after several months
without salt? And, if so, on what schedule?
appearing on betta
Q: I can't
identify my betta's problem even after reading your web page. He
has three gray spots on his head for a month. More are coming. He
also has a gold tone on his fins and red spot on his gill plate
tips. I used BettaFix for a week and nothing happened. I've
used Mardel Maracide twice now but can't see any change. Help!
and water changes
I keep my
bettas in gallon jars, complete water change 1x/weekly. I
rinse jars several times with hot water, swish around, until water
runs clear. DOES THIS ELIMINATE SALT? SHOULD I ADD MORE SALT
EACH TIME OR WILL IT ACCUMULATE? HOW DO I KNOW HOW MUCH SALT IS IN
java moss, live plants and bettas
I was told keeping a plant in my
betta's jar can help the water quality, but the jar is small and I
do not use gravel. What plant would
you recommend I use and can it really help?
store bettas not jumping
Q: I'm curious, since pet store
bettas are usually in horrible tiny plastic cups, the water is in
poor condition and there are no covers. Why don't they jump out?
have just moved to a larger apartment and can now consider setting
up a fishroom for my betta hobby. Any words of advice?
to evacuate bettas in an emergency
help! We are being told we may need to evacuate because of the
hurricane heading for us... I have 12 bettas, what is the best way
for me to pack them and take them with me?
and air pumps
Q: My son just bought
a Betta Fish (male) and he is not eating. We have him in a 1 gal
tank, it has a pump to it. Is this pump upsetting him? Do we even
need a pump?
betta biting finger
Q: My sister has a 2
year old pet store betta. Ever since we bought him, he
has been quite aggressive (he lives alone) and if you
stick your hand in his tank, he will BITE it!!!!!! Is
biting a normal behavior for bettas?
bettas biting finger poll results
week we are further exploring betta behavior and looking
at our polls results :)