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  1. Gold-ish powdery coating and fin disappearing?!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Good morning, I've had this betta for a few months now and over the past couple of weeks I've been having some issues. Hoping for some expert advice, so thank you in advance. Housing How many gallons is your tank? 5 Gallons Does it have a filter? Yes, Top Fin "Small" Filter Cartridge Does it...
  2. When will Fin Rot Get Better?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey guys, I am a new member, literally just registered, and very happy to have an account here :-) I've had my first betta for around 2 months now, he's a beautiful royal blue delta, but lately he's come down with fin rot :-( It's not terribly severe, but its not just little ragged. Around half...
  3. Why Did Aqauium Salt Almost KILL Betta!!??

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 1.5 temporarily Does it have a filter? no Does it have a heater? yes What temperature is your tank? 78 to 80 Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? yes Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? no Food: What food brand do you use...
  4. How to treat Fin Rot.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi I'm new to this website and I have a couple of questions to make. My betta has fin rot and I noticed it a month ago. I treated him with Betta Fix and it didn't work, I noticed one of his fins started to curl so I tried using AQ salt. I used it for about 2 weeks before i noticed that his...
  5. Healthy Tank: Should I add Aquarium Salt?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello all, I've read conflicting opinions online about using aquarium salt for betta fish. I used to put 1 tbsp/5 gallons (so 2 tbsp because it's a 10-gallon) into the water to because I heard adding small amounts of salt could help with overall gill function, etc. It also keeps fungus at bay...
  6. How to use aquarium salt to treat fin rot?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta has been experiencing fin rot and I bought aquarium salt to treat him. What is the precise percentage of water change I should be doing and how often should I do them? Also, the instructions for the aquarium salt says I should be doing 1/5 tablespoons (since I have a 2.5 gallon)...
  7. Aquarium Salt Usage

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 1 1/4 Gallon What temperature is your tank? 78 degrees Does your tank have a filter? no 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? None Food What type of food do you...
  8. Aquarium Salt for .5 gallon

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello! I want to start treating my fish's water with aquarium salt as well as conditioner. He is still in his unfiltered temporary tank (permanent tank is having difficulties) witch is a half gallon. But, I can't find the correct dosage for .5 gallons anywhere at the moment. I know too much...
  9. Red spots on fins

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! I have a pure white Deltatail betta, so I was a little surprised to see bright red spots start to appear on his tail and spine fin. He's been pretty normal otherwise and the rest of his fins look fine with no rough edges or pinholes. He's been eating well and his behavior hasn't changed...
  10. Help with exact dosage of AQ salt please!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Right now my Betta fish Karl unfortunately has fin rot. In my research, I have decided to follow the guide at this link: http://bettasplendid.weebly.com/fin-rot-101.html . On this website is gives different dosages of aquarium salt depending on the severity of the fin rot. My Betta has some mild...
  11. Adding Aquarium Salt with Water Changes

    Betta Fish Care
    I have a male betta who has a mild case of fin rot. (I think) I was advised here to do more frequent water changes, and to use aquarium salt. I understand that salt doesn't evaporate, and isn't filtered, so I want to make sure I'm not over salting. My aquarium is 2 1/2 gallons. I'm changing just...
  12. Aquarium Salt Question

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey there, I'm Cassidy and I got my first betta, Gregory, a few weeks ago. There are only 2 pet stores in my area and the PetSmart I got Gregory from isn't the most reputable. After doing a significant amount of reading on this forum and others I was concerned that Gregory was showing signs of...
  13. New shrimp out of water and not active!

    Other Fish
    I bought 2 shrimp on wednesday and they seemed very happy. They where exploring the tank and one was even trying to touch my betta's face! (My betta isnt much of a fighting fish so he just continued sittig on top of his filter). Anyway the shrimp have since gone into hiding, ive got a large tree...
  14. Aquarium salt ok for fry

    Betta Fish Care
    Is aquarium salt ok for betta fry? I used aquarium salt to hatch some brine shrimp. Would it be ok to just stick them in there without separating the water and the shrimp
  15. Fin rot

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi so I have a female crowntail and I noticed a few weeks ago the start of some fin rot possibly. However, I did not treat it because at that time my tank was having some problems with the nitrite and I was trying to resolve that since it was more of an issue for her than the fin rot. Last...
  16. Tetra Safestart Questions

    Betta Fish Care
    I have read the Forum on the Q & A of tetra safestart but I have a few questions. So I used tetra safestart one week ago and put in two zebra danios to cycle the tank (10 gal). Once the tank is cycled I was be giving the danios to a friend at work, and putting my betta fish in (I used other fish...
  17. can anyone help me figure this out? dead betta:(

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    my beloved betta, harvey, passed away today. i don't understand what happened, as i have given my heart and soul to make sure he was happy and well. facts: i started him out in 10g, cycled it with him in it, added along the way 2 apple snails, 4 emerald coreys, and 5 neon tetras. the pet store...
  18. Is this Velvet??

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My fish Daryl has been acting fine and normal but appears to have some fin rot. I am taking care of it by constantly cleaning his 1.5 gallon Tank every other day. I have added aquarium salt along with keeping it clean but the only problem is my heater isnt working correctly and i am trading it...
  19. Bad Fin-rot help

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? about 3 gallons What temperature is your tank? 78-80f Does your tank have a filter? recently added 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? just live plants Food What...
  20. Aquarium Salt for a sick betta?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi! I was just wondering if Aquarium Salt is safe to use on a betta with slight eye protrusion. My crowntail, Gavin, has one eye that is slightly larger than the other, though it's not very noticeable, but just enough of a protrusion to make me worry. I don't have any money to buy antibiotics...
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