Originally Posted by BettaTony
My name is Tony and my favorite fish is my Betta, Shadow Tail. He's a crowntail Betta with a black tail, which is the only reason y I bought him in the first place. Anyways I have him in a 1.5gal and he seems to be a little shy of me. I just bought him yesterday, he keeps making bubbles and won't eat. When I first saw him in a cup, he seems sorta dead but Becuz of his tail I bought him. I'm tryin to make him do tricks but planning to let him feel comfortable first and let him eat first. Btw I had 8 guppies fry and now I only got 4, so he probably ate them. I took the fry out.
You have all of those fish together in a 1.5 gal
tank? Some bettas get along with other fish but some don't. You have to be careful, esp with fry. Honestly, your betta would probably enjoy a larger tank. 5 gal
at the least in my opinion, no matter what the pet stores tell you. But a ten gal
would be even better. That way you can have a cycled tank, although you really shouldn't cycle a tank WITH a betta in it. You are going to be looking at daily water changes in a tank that small. Are you using dechlorinator such as Prime in your water? Otherwise the chlorine in your water is toxic. What sort of food are you feeding him? Most bettas (but not all) won't eat flakes. Hikari Betta Gold is a good pellet food. Also frozen blood worms once in a while.
I keep my betta in a 23 gal
tank with some african dwarf frogs and two bristlenose plecos. They don't bother each other and he has lots of room to swim around and lots of live plants to lay on.
Lots of good information on this forum and lots of helpful people. So welcome Tony and ask away!