Hi! You were recommended to me if I had questions, and I would like to ask one if that's okay. Recently around two days ago, I just moved my betta fish from a half gallon to a give gallon tank. He freaked out the first day and everyone told me he was just adjusting. The second day, he seemed to have calmed down, and now today he's just swimming back and forth by the glass in front of the tank. At random points during his swimming, he suddenly dashes and gets really fast. When I held up a mirror, the way he flared I found was strange. It seemed urgent and not like usual. Normally he flares just keeping his gills out and staring, but today his gills went in and out rapidly in flare, and then no flare. I got nervous after seeing that, so I came to ask you. Do you think he's ok?
Thank you so much for replying, Oldfishlady! I managed to build up the confidence and I put him in a wide bowl with shallow water. It took a while to get him to keep still, but I managed to gently pull it out and boy was it long. A bit of his fin is tattered on the edge and right now he's isolated in a dim, quiet spot. I'll keep an eye on his fins!
Hello, I was recommended by a fellow user to contact you regarding my question. My betta fish tried to eat a half inch long piece of java fern root when the piece floated around. He couldn't swallow it and so he tried to spit it back out by opening his mouth wide repeatedly and flaring to flush out his gills. The root somehow ended out lodged into his left gill. When he flares, it sticks right out along with his gill. What can I do,OFL?
Hi I was told by another member to contact you for advice on my betta. I've had Bam for 3 years, he's in a 2 gallon tank, filtered with weekly water changes. He eats betta pellets. 3 or 4 a day. I noticed he recently got lumps on both sides, one bigger than the other. I thought it might be constipation so I fasted him for 3 days and then fed him the inside of a mashed up pea, which I read several places works for constipation, but now looking on here, people are saying peas are bad to feed them? Anyway, there was no change in the lumps so I tried 1 teaspoon of epsom salt in a gallon tank for 20 mins and then out him back in his tank with a water change. He still has these lumps. He is acting normally - no behavior changes. Any advice would be appreciated. The lumps are farther back on his body - not up front by his gills or anything.
Hey wanted to say hello how are you? I've gotten another betta snce the last two died in my gradnmothers care sadly. He's in a 1 gallon bowl because he's hapier and swims, and is healthier than in a 10 gallon tried to do this twice so now he's in his one gallon bowl swimming merily. Getting two 1 gallons soon and getting two new fishes later on in october.