betta fish

RomyD85

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is this a normal thing for a betta fish to do? i have guppies in my tank as well as a black ghost knife fish and they seem to get on fine besides i saw one of the guppies nip a bit of the tail of the betta. he usually hangs out in the plants and comes out a lot more at night but he does occasionally pop out during the day. i got him about a day ago. i also noticed his scales seem to be fading? is this normal or something that i need to be worrying about? thanks

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skjl47

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Hello; I suggest you isolate the betta right away. I learned than bettas (male) are vulnerable to having fins nipped.
The males swim slowly and the long fins are tempting targets. He looks damaged already.
 

RomyD85

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Hello; I suggest you isolate the betta right away. I learned than bettas (male) are vulnerable to having fins nipped.
The males swim slowly and the long fins are tempting targets. He looks damaged already.
i dont have any extra tanks let alone heaters?? how do i isolate him?
 

pops

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he is a betta, put in a glass bowl if need be he be fine. low oxygen not a prob for them they can breath air and they can not swim worth beans, they need a tank of there own for the most part, 10g tank big for them.
 

pops

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I have one at work in a 10g, he struggles to come up and eat, just to much dang fin.
 

skjl47

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how do i isolate him?
hello; If nothing else suspend him in a net for the time being. Be sure he can get to the surface.

a betta, put in a glass bowl if need be he be fine
need a tank of there own for the most part, 10g tank big for them.
Hello; Pops is right the male bettas are tough to keep with other fish. They are too slow.

I also like to keep them at least 80 degrees F and with a fairly tight cover over the tank/bowl. I have come to think they need warm high humidity air above the water.
 
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