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  1. Ammonia burns and color change

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, everyone! A few weeks ago I posted about my betta fish Angelo being really ill with fin rot and a weird white spot on his body that didn't look like ick. I treated him with aquarium salt for a week and put some Indian almond leaves in his tank just for funsies. Since then, I've purchased him...
  2. How to tell if it's Coloration or Ammonia Burn?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Is there any way to tell if something is a natural color compared to a more serious ammonia burn? What are the signs and symptoms of ammonia burn? Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 2.5 Does it have a filter? yes Does it have a heater? yes What temperature is your tank? 80 degrees Does...
  3. Rescued Betta from Christmas Party

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Sooooo much to the dismay of my parents (animals have a way of "finding" me as I put it haha) I came home from a Christmas party Yankee Swap with a new addition to the family, a small veiltail female. Because I am in high school, people put absolutely outrageous things in the grab, I'd have to...
  4. Black gill

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everybody,I'm new here. I got my daughter this beta fish Monday and today I noticed his gills were black so I went online to try to find out if it was normal, and sadly it isn't. Can someone tell me if this is "ammonia burn" and by looking at the pictures if it would be deadly or if it can be...
  5. How do I treat my fish using methylene blue?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone! I have a very sick rescue betta that I got from a friend- was severely neglected, lived in an 1/2 gallon container that was never cleaned. He has severe fin rot and ammonia poisoning too- many betta owners have recommended methylene blue as a treatment option- but I didn't want to...
  6. Mystery stripes appeared on my fish's gills over a few hours...

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Helloo I just had a question/request for opinion on my fish Henry. I'm new here so not sure if uploading the pictures is going to work correctly, but the first five photos are just different angles of him to show what he looked like closer to the time when I got him (he started turning red...
  7. Ammonia poisoning or gill flukes?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi all, I hope you can help me figure this out. I've had Phil for about two months. He seemed to have always had a little gill inflammation but was active and eating well. I was treating with aquarium salt and doing 25 percent water changes twice weekly and a full water change weekly. Well...
  8. Ammonia burn?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, a few weeks ago I purchased a crowntail betta fish. He is in a 2.5 gallon tank with an under gravel filter, but no heater (room temperature is like 75 degrees) I noticed a few days after I got him that he has a white-ish patch that goes under his mouth, and a small patch of the same...
  9. Very sick betta :( need help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! This is Jumper. My sister brought him home from a restaurant where she found him really sick. He was in a jar on one of the tables for decoration, and since he was sick they said she could have him. I've had him for a couple of weeks and he just seems to be getting worse :(His fins are...
  10. Advice on Walmart rescue needed...

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So I found this guy five days ago... I had to pass him up then because I didn't have a spare tank at the time. Yesterday, I found him again and decided to bring him home so he would have a fighting chance to live. He has a few problems, probably due to the terrible water in his cup, but I don't...
  11. Help

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My Betta, Reggie has bad ammonia burns! He has swollen gills and its black inside! What is going one. I also, believe he has fin rot :C
  12. Greenish color loss at base of tail? (Picture)

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey guys! I have my male veiltail Jasper alone in a ten gallon. It is cycled and I change 30% of the water each month. The tank is heated and filtered. I skipped water changes one month and now he has this! He has this scary clear greenish discoloration that's see through! What is it? I did a...
  13. Ammonia burn from inhaling waste

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Long story short, Shigeru had diarrhea and he inhaled it. :shock: I'm very concerned he's not flushing the waste out of his gills and that it's continuing to bother him. How long should I have him on the AQ salt treatment? Should I be doing 100% + salt water changes? Is there anything else I can...
  14. d'Artagnan's fin rot won't go away!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! My lovely halfmoon (not sure what color), d'Artagnan, has been suffering from massive tail rot and fin loss for weeks. It's been slowly going away (almost a month now) and hasn't reach his body yet, but he's lost at least 1-1.5cm of fins. Should I start medicating him? It's frustrating...
  15. ammonia poisoning?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? divided 10gal What temperature is your tank? 80ish Does your tank have a filter? yes Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no Is your tank heated? yes What tank mates does your betta fish live with? divided with betta on the other side...
  16. Ammonia burns, or just color?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So I got this little lady this past Saturday. She was shipped to me from Iowa, and was in her shipping back for almost four days.. she had this reddish mark on her head, but I can't figure out for the life of me if it's ammonia burns, or just her color. She acts fine, swims around, chases the...
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