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  1. Does this Betta look sick? (Gills, silver coloration)

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello all, I became a first time fish keeper 3 weeks ago and got a beautiful (I think double tail) Betta fish. He was initially really lively, eating a lot and very active, but he also used to twitch from time to time and surf the glass but I thought it was normal behaviour. A few days ago he...
  2. sideways betta ammonia poisoning EMERGENCY

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I'm the owner of a betta that I purchased from PetCo in August 2015. I've kept him in a 1 gallon tank (I've since learned that they do better in larger tanks and I'm going to get him a larger one next week when I get home for summer if he makes it) I have always fed him Tetra BettaMin...
  3. Help!! Major ammonia poison emergency!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have had my betta for two months going on three now. I had him in a case at work for a month then I took him home and got him a tank . Trying to set my tank I have had issues getting the correct filter and I'm learning as I go..my fish has become super sick. I have been reading on his symptoms...
  4. Possible ammonia poisoning?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! My name is Nichole and I am a new betta owner. I got my fish, Schven, at the end of June as an early birthday present from my best friend. He is currently in a Topfin 3.5 gallon tank with a API Superclean 10 filter and an HT10 Tetra heater. For the first week (ish) he was doing great in...
  5. Recovery from ammonia poisoning not going well...

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi! I'll do my sticky first, but some of the questions have complicated answers. Housing What size is your tank? Was in a 1.75 gallon, keeping him in a 1L for a few days of thorough tank cleaning. What temperature is your tank? Room temp, about 70 degrees. Does your tank have a filter? Old...
  6. Please help! Close to dying

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi there i bought a crowntail from a pet store today - he didn't move at all in the container he was in just sat near the surface the whole time i was in there. I decided to take him on cause he looked to have no life left in him, he didn't even flare or take any notice of the other male bettas...
  7. He looks like he's dead... but I'm determined to change that.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    This is Fish (I don't want to name him for fear of getting attached if he doesn't make it) and I got him from Petco yesterday. One look at his condition should be enough to tell you why. I suspect severe ammonia poisoning as the main cause (ammonia levels in his cup were over 8ppm). Here are the...
  8. Ammonia poisoning, please help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So for some reason my cycle in my 5.5 gallon crashed this week. Normally a weekly water change of 25% keeps everything in check, and I did my change 3 days ago. Then Tesla started acting strange. His fins got torn up for seemingly no reason (and eventually started to grow a little fungus on the...
  9. Please he's dying

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've posted a couple things and have not received anything helpful in saving my betta. He's been perfectly healthy, then I went away for 2 days and came back to him suffering from ammonia poisoning. I have no idea what caused the high level of ammonia. I immediately put him in an isolated...
  10. Please read, unsure of cause for high ammonia levels

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I posted last night/this morning but no one has responded. I wish you could change the Title of a post... anyways. I came back from a very short weekend vacation to a sick betta. Gills are inflamed and he seems to be panting and gasping for air. I'm not sure what would have caused...
  11. Betta not eating?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta, Javert, is recovering from ammonia poisoning. I found out I was using a conditioner that didn't neutralize ammonia, but I've switched over to one that does. Javert was getting his color back and wasn't clamping his fins so much, but he won't eat. He swims up to his food, was it, and...
  12. PLEASE HELP. My fish is sick and I don't know how to fix him.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I had thought my fish, Enjy, had fin rot. His fins were looking a bit torn and ragged, his gills looked red, and he was getting lethargic. He's been eating and making a small bubble nest. I recently moved and had to make a water change. I use conditioner and whatnot. I realized I was not...
  13. My Betta died- what happened??

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    My husband accidentally dropped a Betta at Petco a month or so ago, and we ended up with a new pet! I read up on Betta care, and thought I was doing a good job with Constantine. Unfortunately, we left for a weekend trip, and when I came back tonight, C was dead. He was on his back with a white...
  14. Compounded illnesses x.x

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Ryou is worse. He has mild fin rot, amonia poisoning (which Ive determined I bought him with and its never gone away), and it looks like he is in the early stages of dropsy x.x He is not eating or moving much either, but he is at least hanging out close to the surface, but he is doing it a...
  15. Lethargic, and Discolored with Cuts

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My poor Colin is very ill and I don't know whats wrong. I think it all started out when I moved back to college after summer break. I don't think that the water here agreed with him so he was flashing a little and hurt himself on his plastic plant (which I have since removed after research)...
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