View Full Version : Need Betta Advice

05-21-2013, 07:11 AM
I am hoping that someone here can help me. I bought a male royal blue beta from Petco a few wks ago. I am keeping him in a 1/2 gallon beta vase. I change his water every 10 days or so and feed him 4 beta pellets every am. When I got him his fins were long and beautiful. Now it looks like some other fish has been chewing at them (which is impossible because he is alone in the vase). They are choppy looking and are really short. I am not sure what is causing the problem??? Any advice???

Chris and the gang

06-29-2013, 06:29 PM
Do you have a filter? If not, change the water more often. I don't know about the fins, though.

06-30-2013, 04:37 AM
Do you keep the water at the required temperature? Also, keeping a fish in a jar is often regarded as cruel. Please see these article as examples: http://randomgemini.com/essays/cruel-and-unusual-punishment-betta-vases/ and http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=45874

It sounds to me that the fish is suffering in this so-called "special environment", as the pet shops call these jars. He deserves a proper heated tank!