Why are bettas hunched?
Curved Spine/Crooked Skeleton If you notice your bettas spine is curved, its either because the organs are so damaged theyve begun to swell, bending the shape of your bettas spine, or because the spine itself has become infected.
Are Plecos good for bettas?
Much like other species of the Pleco family, Clown Plecos make good tank mates for Bettas and other similar fish. They feed mostly on algae and uneaten food, which helps keep your tank clean.
What ppm do bettas like?
Bettas prefer soft water, but they do tolerate a wide range of GH between 5 20 DH or 70-300 ppm. Very hard water can be harmful to bettas.
Are bettas carnivores?
Betta fish are carnivores that eat insects and insect larvae. They should be fed a balanced pelleted or flaked food daily. Just like cats and dogs, betta fish can be overfed, leading to obesity and other health issues.
Why is my betta fish folded in half?
It tends to occur most often when Bettas are fed a lot of dry pellets that swell in the gut when exposed to water. This can lead to pressure internally and the inability to regulate the swim bladder. The swim bladder is the gas filled sack that fish use to control their buoyancy.
What does a stressed betta fish look like?
Strange Swimming: When fish are stressed, they often develop odd swimming patterns. If your fish is swimming frantically without going anywhere, crashing at the bottom of his tank, rubbing himself on gravel or rocks, or locking his fins at his side, he may be experiencing significant stress.
How can you tell if a betta fish is dying?
Other signs that offer a clue to knowing when a betta fish is about to die include discoloration along the fishs body, such as white or brown spots. Strange swimming movements or a shortening / eating away of the fins can also point to severe illnesses.
Is it normal for Bettas to sit?
Yes, it is normal for a betta fish to stay still. It is a common behavior, but in many instances, it is associated with several problems, such as water parameters, old age, and sick fish.