The Life of my Betta


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New Bettas

Posted by Betta Admin on January 16, 2011 at 9:48 PM Comments comments (0)

First, about that "Fin rot" I discovered it was just tail biting.


In between my last post and now, I rescued a Betta and he died of internal parasites (R.I.P. Velvet)


But now I'm trying to cycle a 10 gallon tank where I'll have a sorority. I plan on getting 5 femaes. I'm also going to be getting a male copper dragon delta tail.


I'm also going to be moving Neon to a 5 gallon tank as soon as possible. Bye!

Update on the Finrot

Posted by Betta Admin on November 26, 2010 at 7:33 PM Comments comments (0)

Here is a picture of what Neons fins look like now!



Notice: The top half on the end of his tail is melted away

Neon has Finrot

Posted by Betta Admin on November 24, 2010 at 3:06 AM Comments comments (0)

I've checked Neon and noticed his fins were extra jagged and uneven. Turns out he has finrot, an annoying and EXTREMELY common disease amoung Bettas caused by bad water conditions. Basically, the ammonia in the water is like acid that's burning his fins, but his tail's taking the worst of the dammage. I purchased a medication that I didn't have to after learning that I just had to clean his tank well and add aquarium salt...


And, after 3 days of finrot and being on day two of treatment, I see that these water changes are helping. The water condition was obviously a bit bad because after doing the big water change Neon made a bubblenest. I've done two water changes and though it is a pain and Thanksgiving is coming up I have to take out all his water, rinse out all his gravel, and clean all his plants every day unti he heals. My new water changing scedule after that? 100% changes twice a week, I don't want the extra work that comes with fin rot, or any other diseases.


Yes, you probably have to know a bit about fish to understand my posts.

Meet Neon

Posted by Betta Admin on November 20, 2010 at 12:11 AM Comments comments (0)

   My Bettas name is Neon. He is a purple/pink veiltail with loads of personality. For those who don't know, a veiltail is the most common Betta with the longest tail. Mine lives in a decent 2 and a half gallon little tank in my room right now. Most Bettas need plenty of space, for those of you who keep them in little tiny bowls, get a bigger one! Neon likes to sleep in his plants a lot. It's almost impossible to catch him asleep because he wakes up the moment you enter the room!


   Neon loves his life with me and currently has no problems or diseases! He's turning out to be a little piggy. I only just got Neon and rescued him from his cup. I plan on starting a sorority soon, which is a tank that has many female Bettas living together. Eventually I want to get more male Bettas, so in my room I'll have a sorority and multiple male Bettas, all in sperate tanks since male Bettas battle to the death when kept in containers together. And that's my bettas life!