The ‘Sluggish Betta’ Category

Betta Laying on Tank Bottom

Sluggishness and appetite loss can be a sign of many things ranging from something simple like water that is too cool to something more complex like a bacterial infection or parasites.

Betta Care for the Novice

Black Velvet in motion Originally uploaded by RyanThomas. Happy New Year Betta Blog readers! I hope you had a terrific holiday. Mine was wonderful as I spent it at the not-so-sunny Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fl. No bother, a rainy vacation in Florida is better then a sunny one in D.C. anyway. Still, I’m [...]

Giving Bettas as Holiday Gifts

Christmas 2003 Originally uploaded by Mean and Pinchy. ‘Tis the season to give gifts from the heart but if you’re thinking of giving a Betta fish to someone as a gift there are a few things to consider beforehand. Each December hundreds, if not thousands, of Siamese Fighting Fish are given as gifts to children, [...]

Stringy Fiber on Betta’s Gills

Fenris Originally uploaded by girlpirate. Q: JG wrote, Several weeks ago on one of my Bettas a white thing appeared at one of its gills. It was small, about one or two millimetres long. It could be seen only rarely, perhaps about once per week or less. One person (who did not see it) thought [...]

Housing Bettas with Goldfish

Jetsam the goldfish Originally uploaded by Robert Seber. Q: Anon wrote, I want to get another Siamese Fighting Fish but don’t want to have to set up a whole new aquarium just for him and I don’t like the idea of using tiny bowls. I currently have a 10 gallon with 2 fantail goldfish. Can [...]

Betta Tankmates: Neon Tetras

Neon Tetras Originally uploaded by Big-E-Mr-G. Q: G wrote, Do Neon Tetras make good tank mates for male bettas? How many can go in a 10 gallon aquarium? A: Neon Tetras (Paracheirodon innesi) may make good tank mates for your male Betta if the circumstances are right. The basics for success are already there. Both [...]

Betta with Red, Inflamed Gills

Betta with healthy looking gills. Q: MU wrote, Hi Christie. I am hoping you can help me with my male Siamese fighting fish. Lately he has been laying on the bottom a lot not being very active. His gill covers are sticking out a little bit and look sort of red and irritated and he [...]

Betta Loses Appetite

Firefly’s Rays Originally uploaded by ballookey. Q: CWR wrote, I am really hoping that you can help me. My betta fish, Pete, is on the bottom of the tank. He doesn’t come up to eat only for air. I am really worried about him. Is there anything I can do? Please let me know. I [...]

Distilled Water May Cause Lethargy in Bettas

Q: HO wrote, Hello there. I have had my betta for about 6 months in a 1 gallon bowl. I heard that bettas are supposed to be pretty active but mine mostly just lays on his plant. He doesn’t greet me with a wiggle like other people say their bettas do. I tested for ammonia [...]

Flare Buddies for Bettas

Q: FN Wrote, Should I get my betta a flare buddy so he won’t be depressed? A: Flare buddies are a bit of a misnomer. Male bettas are territorial by nature. This is an instinctual pattern imprinted in their DNA designed for the survival of the species. When mating, healthy aggressive male bettas bully away [...]

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