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Betta fish: Is it okay to remove my betta from his tank with my hand instead of a net?
Asked By Ûµ catâ„¢ Ûµ feels like purrin,Last Answer By Stephanie L At 2010.01,1 Answers

When I need to clean the tank, my betta fish is really hard to catch with the soft net since he swims wildly about when he sees it. But tonight, instead of using the net, I put my hand in the tank and scooped him up right away without a fight (I cupped my other hand over him so he wouldn't fall out of my hand.

So is there anything wrong with using my hand to catch my betta rather than using a net? He is the only fish in the tank.

Changing water in Betta fish tank: Dechlorinating the water and transferring the Betta fish?
Asked By Ûµ catâ„¢ Ûµ feels like purrin,Last Answer By natkk At 2010.01,1 Answers

If I leave the replacement water out for 24 hours before changing the water in the Betta's bowl, is it still necessary to add water conditioner (detoxifies chlorine, ammonia, etc)? I know that at least the replacement water will be room temp, but I'm wondering if letting the water sit for 24 hours will cause any chlorine to evaporate. Also, can you add water conditioner to the bowl when the Betta fish is in it?

How do you transfer a Betta fish from the bowl/tank to a temporary container while changing the water? I've read conflicting advice. Is it better to use a fish net to transfer the Betta to a temporary container or is it preferrable to scoop the Betta & some water out of its tank with a small container?

Thanks for any help.

Betta fish jumps out of his tank?
Asked By cadowney1,Last Answer By I luv Pets At 2010.01,1 Answers

My betta fish has recently been "jumping" out of his tank. He does fall back into the water, but I am concered he might fall out of his tank.

I have not owned a betta fish before, is this normal?

Putting a new Betta fish in a ten gallon tank alone??!?
Asked By PLEASESAVEHOMELESSANIMALS,Last Answer By JC At 2011.04,1 Answers

My ten gal had ich and all the fish died so I boiled the gravel and kept an inch of the old

water to help cycle the tank faster(along with bacteria starter) (the inch worth of water disentangle have ich in it because I raised the temp for a week). I pit a new filter cartridge in and already have bacteria and some old fish poop which cycled my tank. Ph is 7.4 and is alkaline. The tank is filled with regular conditioned water and Betta water(that brand stuff... I got it cuz I have reLly high ph were I live). Going to get my water tested at petsmart tomorrow to see if o can get a Betta. Also my filter is a little strong, is there anyway to slow it? I'm gonna have a Betta in there.. Can I add a shrimp? I got fresh new decorations but kept the same tank heater and filter. Also do you guys have any Betta names? Hopefully I can get my little guy tomorrow!
Thanks

What kind of live plant should I put in my tank? (With a Betta fish)?
Asked By Judgerz,Last Answer By Sarah K At 2010.01,1 Answers

I am slowly setting up a 2.5 gallon tank which will eventually probably have a Betta in it. I know I want to plant something in it, but I'm not sure what right now. The tank is going to have a desert/Egyptian theme, so in my mind I'm imagining some kind of fern or a leafy plant like an Amazon sword. The plant should be low maintenance. I don't mind adding some special substrate under the gravel or something, but it shouldn't be a full-time job.

My betta fish just died. How long should I wait until I get another one for the same tank?
Asked By dcogs64,Last Answer By Ianab At 2011.04,1 Answers

Also, what should I do to clean the tank to keep my next fish healthy?

What would be signs that my boy betta is attacking my girl betta?
Asked By JC,Last Answer By ???? Profit!! At 2011.04,1 Answers

They seem to be doing good together. It's a 10 gal tank. Sometimes he chases her around but I haven't seen any violence going on. What would the violence look like?

Betta Fish??? ?>???? !!!!?
Asked By Amber,Last Answer By Josh M At 2011.04,1 Answers

My Betta fish has a kinda blotch-like thing on his face.... Like, it was gray the other day but, I gave it some food that keeps it's color good and now it's black... My fish is Blue... Do you think this means he's old?

Betta Fish ??????? Help?!?!?!?!?!?!!?
Asked By Amber,Last Answer By Josh M At 2011.04,1 Answers

Okay, I just got a Betta fish the other day and when I feed him, he spits the food back out like he can't chew it up... The food is really hard so, I don't know if I should buy him flakes instead of the pellets? What do you think???

Do I have a rare betta fish?
Asked By Ally Caffrey,Last Answer By DigitalOne At 2011.04,1 Answers

Well I just got my little guy today. A Delta tailed male with a purple body that fades into a bright fuchsia color toward the edge and onto the tail, which has little stripes of purple going down it. The color then stops at the edge into white all the way around his fin. He has spots of white on his head (witch is mostly fuchsia) right next to his gills I was just wondering because I was surprised to find such a beautiful fish in a pet store. Thanks in advance!

Betta Fish Compatibility?
Asked By Amber,Last Answer By bettagirl At 2011.04,1 Answers

What are the fish that are compatible with the Betta fish?

What to name my blue betta fish?
Asked By animefreakkatie,Last Answer By Fallen At 2011.04,1 Answers

I bought three betta fish yesterday, One black, one white, and one blue. I named the black one Yin, and the White one Yang. But I don't know what to name the blue one. I want it to named in the same theme as Yin and Yang. Any ideas?

My betta fish has fin damage, will he be okay?
Asked By Claire,Last Answer By Bettas r cool At 2011.04,1 Answers

I have a betta fish in a two gallon tank, with a filter. I normally keep the filter off, because it's too strong and my betta is always swimming against it/being hit by it's current. A few days ago I decided to turn it on, and I watched the tank for a few minutes, and everything looked fine. I came home and went to my room, and I saw him stuck in the filter!
I ran to the tank and unplugged the filter, and at first I thought he was dead :( But then he started swimming and moving, and I fed him, and watched him for 5 or 10 minutes. He seemed fine, so I carried on with my day.
The past couple days I've been keeping a close eye on him, and he's seemed fine, but today when I came home form school he was lying on the bottom of the tank in an awkward looking position, and for a moment I thought he was dead. I tapped the side of the tank, and he struggled to move, but he couldn't. One fin looked like it was working really hard, and the other didn't look like it was moving at all, but it was there. When he started to swim he swam kinda lopsided, and couldn't go for very long.
I'm not sure what to do! Why did it suddenly get worse, and what can I do to help him? Will it get better, or is he going to die soon? :((((((((((((((

Betta Fish Names?????????????????????
Asked By Amber,Last Answer By Armin At 2011.04,1 Answers

What's a good name to name your Betta Fish?

"Pregnant" betta fish?
Asked By Alexa H,Last Answer By PeeTee At 2011.04,1 Answers

I have a female betta fish. I know female betta's don't get "pregnant", because they aren't live birthers or whatever it's called, haha. Anyway, she has the white dot on her "belly" and she won't eat a lot. I am a little worried, she eats SOME but like hardly! Is this normal?

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