Especially since she doesn't see well and might brush against stuff or get startled more easily, I'd recommend pulling out those plastic plants. The sharp leaves can tear up betta fins.
Silk or live plants are the safest bet for betta tanks =].
I'm glad she got a good home, it's sad how some of these fish end up in retail environments.
She is currently in her own home (she don’t need no man) and being treated with gentle meds at the moment. She is starting to perk up when she realizes (with her one good eye) that someone is around!
Yes! I wasn’t expecting to come home with a fish, so I used what I had laying around at home. I tried to move this plant but she seems to actually...like it??? She has settled herself in it since she doesn’t have the strength to swim too much yet.
Nah I get that, and yeah bettas tend to hang out/sleep on plants near the surface so they can get up to take a gulp of air without as much effort.
She should be fine in the meantime, but if you do happen to notice raggedy fins, that would be the first thing I'd nix to help her out.
swims to protect bubble nest
Maybe a fish died in OP’s tank Normally when I do “deep cleans” it’s a 50% water change Clean the filter of gunk Rinse the decor Rinse plants Siphon the sand as well as possible
Normally this is after the passing of a fish
Too harsh to be effective as advice
There shouldn't ever be a deep clean on any tanks. The bacteria is stored there and should never be taken out fully. Water changes, gravel vac and light scrub on glass or plants should be the only way to properly clean. This is no way an enjoyable "trip" by any means for your fish
It's best not to remove fish during tank maintenance it causes more stress than if he were left in.
Ugh he’s gorgeous. I wish I had a crowntail
Man that's one good-looking fish, I have a new female crowntail with similar colors except she's the same bright turquoise marked with white instead of red.
Cute name and incredible fish! Kinda reminds me of cotton candy, but brighter!
His color is so unique! Gorgeous!
looks great im excited to start this hobby too.
Take pics! 😋💕
Where are you getting your Betta?
You are awesome! Looks like he got upgraded to some nice digs, well done!
Oh wow that looks super pretty!!! He's a lucky dude!
Mine does the same. He loves the warm heater
Yeah, once in awhile I'll see him lounging on it. He prefers to sleep right behind the heater where that suction cup thing is though. Kinda funny
Does he ever use the leaf hammock?
Last year we impulsively bought my daughter a betta while picking up dogfood at the pet store. My husband and I knew nothing about bettas and have been keeping him in this tiny one gallon tank without a filter or heater, in the coldest room of the house (I feel so bad!). We would change the water out every week which is probably why he's still alive. I stumbled upon this subreddit last week and realized pretty quickly his living conditions are very poor and we're probably over feeding him. Today we finally got the new 5 gallon tank I ordered online and it's in been a few hours since we moved him to his new tank and he already seems better and is actually swimming around! My daughter obviously picked out the decorations, even though her betta is boy. Here's pictures of Clark's new setup.
Some people would have just shrugged and said "meh, it's just a fish.", so good on you for fixing things once you knew that you needed to do so!
Aww this warms my damn cold heart. I’ve been guilty of the same care, when in college, and I felt just as chagrined, but it’s so much more fun from here on out! Best of luck to you and your family’s fish keeping journey.
See that pink plastic plant and leaf in his old tank? It's hiding in the corner of his big 5 gallon tank now. Poor guy only got one tiny corner before now he has his own castle, literally. I will eventually replace the plastic plant will a real one. The new plants are real to protect his fins. I did not pick that pink gravel, it's my daughter's fish and it's in her room. I also think we might get a ghost shrimp to clean the bottom of his tank but I'll give him a few weeks to adjust first.