flaring at the strangely familiar fish in the corner lol. His colours are still a bit washed out but hopefully he will brighten up with time, he has only been in his new house for 48 hours.
I have been trying to get a good picture of Smokescreen for days and this is the first that’s turned out clear.
Your patience paid off! :)
Errol looks so good you guys, and it’s so hard to show you because he WON’T STAY STILL but he’s got more color (his mustache is getting bigger and darker :o and his find have more color on them) and his fins are bigger and fuller. For the first time I’m really seeing the full half moon :D . He’s still got that little indent in his tail from where it was ripped but it seems to be healing nicely. SO PROUD.
before and after!
first two are fresh out of the cup months ago and last two are this evening:) little bit of TLC and proper housing goes a long way!
Betta community, I would like your help!
My poor Otis has been sick with either Swim Bladder Disease or ammonia poisoning, though I think it’s the former. I’ve been fasting him and fed him a small part of a pea a few days ago, and he’s still sitting like this at the bottom of the tank or on his plant. I’ve cleaned and heated the tank slightly more (~83 degrees) to help, but it’s been over a week and he’s still like this. What should I do?I’m going to tag some betta fish people (ohmigod please don’t hate me for just tagging you guys :( )scalestails bettablogging kai-ni
The pea treatment does not work and can be dangerous. Do not feed him peas. It’s an unfortunately prevalent myth in the fish community.
How long has he been fasting? You should never fast a fish more than 3 days. What brand of food are you feeding him and how much, at what times?
What size is his home tank? What are the parameters like?
Is he swollen? Or does he look like he’s “gasping for air”?
He also looks quite stressed, make sure he’s in a quiet, dark area. Stress can kill him pretty quick!
This is my bettas tank. It’s dark from indian almond leaves, but the plants are doing well. It has watersprite, an amazon sword and baby hygro corymbosa. He loves his wee watersprite forest. You can see him poking out from behind the thermometer.
Only mildly relevant to this blog, but also adorable.
I’ve compiled a few reviews of some small betta tank kits, and added a few of my own!
So if you’re wondering which tank to buy next and which to avoid this may be helpful to you! I’ll add more as I get them, and you can message me if you have any reviews! I’ll include them in this post.