Is He Healthy?

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by tinybettamom, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. tinybettamom

    tinybettamom New Member Member

    So I just picked up this little guy from Petsmart


    Does he look healthy? I'm pretty sure he's fine but I just want to be positive because I know most bettas from commercial stores are sick.

    If he's okay, can anyone recommend some names? Something galaxy related, preferably. Thanks!
  2. KinsKicks

    KinsKicks Fishlore VIP Member


    He actually looks quite healthy! He's a teeny weeny bit dull, but give him a few days in his new (better!) home and he should brighten up.
    How about Borealis? Like the Aurora Borealis lights in Alaska; his fins match and fade just like those beautiful colors and his base color looks like the night sky you see the Auroras in. Or Pisces? He'd be a Betta named fish lol. Anyhow, he's a very beautiful find!
  3. Cycerath

    Cycerath Valued Member Member

    his back fin might have had some fin rot but as long as he's in a healthy environment that should heal. i recommend using api stress coat+.

    andromeda, messier, starburst, cosmos, black eye (yes, that's a galaxy name)
  4. KaderTheAnt

    KaderTheAnt Well Known Member Member

    Neptune, Aurora, Orion and Plasma.

    As stated above, he does seem to have a bit of fin rot, but other than that he looks amazing
  5. CindiL

    CindiL Fishlore Legend Member

    Hi, welcome to the forum :)

    Did you already cycle the tank with ammonia or will you be cycling with him in it? Are you familiar with the nitrogen cycle?
    Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle

    What is your water conditioner?
    Do you have a liquid test kit?

    He looks to have a little bit of fin rot but I think water changes every other day for a week or two should clear it up.
  6. Sen

    Sen Valued Member Member

    Agreeing that the fins look a little jagged. Clean water will definitely help with that. API stress coat works for my fishes, and maybe a little bit of garlic in the food?

    Not quite a galaxy, but I've always liked the word "Nebulae" (I think it's pronounced neb-you-lay, the plural of nebula).

    Also, maybe some more constellations? Pyxis, Volans (flying fish!), Crux, Cepheus (named after a king), Caelum?

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