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  1. Oh no! Bacteria from Oto to Betta?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi everyone! Just a quick one. I purchased two otos from my local aquatics store to put with my Half-Moon betta. The reason I got two was as a trial period. If he did not take to them, I would return them, but if he did, I would get more. Squiggles was doing great with them - basically ignored...
  2. Help I don't know what is wrong with my betta!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Please please help I have no idea what is hanging off the ends of my betta's fins. It started as a little piece of white fuzz that he shook off into the water. It looked like some type of fungus to me so I've been cleaning his tank super often and putting aquarium salt in his tank to try and...
  3. Fishless tank maintenance

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello all, I plan on starting a planted tank with no fish or other animals. The goal is to have a tank ready to go and cycled if I see a betta I need to buy ("need"). I'm going to do a fishless cycle with fish food, and my question is: how often should I add fish food after the tank has cycled...
  4. API Safestart or Tetra Quickstart?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I was going to fishless cycle my tank, but then I got to thinking, why not just use bottle bacteria like Quickstart? After all people don't cycle bowls and they are still ok. Its a one gallon tank. I would keep the ammonia down with Ammolock and/or water changes. I have API test kits as well...
  5. How to use Bettafix?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I was wondering how to use Bettafix correctly? I have read reviews saying that it causes long term health problems, or even death. Is there another way I could use the medicine for my betta? Thank you! P.S: I am using Bettafix because my betta's fins are tearing from bacteria.
  6. Please Help - Beta Fish Dying?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I've had Jared for about nine months now. When we first bought him, he lived in an oversized wine glass (1 gallon) with a Spongebob Squarepants figurine and pineapple (I did not pick the decor). He had a betta hammock, which he loved, and was very interactive - jumping out of the water...
  7. My betta is turning white and i have no idea why :(

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My boyfriend and I just got a betta a couple weeks ago. When we first got him he had a small pale patch on his head but we thought it was just apart of his coloring, as he had lots of colors when we first got him. Then we noticed he started turning more white, it spread to his body, and now the...
  8. Weird spots on my betta

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    For the longest time (at least a month) my betta has had a silver looking mark on the side of his face, but has acted totally normal. Yesterday I noticed the tip of his dorsal fin was a faint white, along with the edges of his other fins. The silver is on both sides of his face along with the...
  9. Filters, need a bit of help...

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Background: So my aunt was a marine biologist. She died a few years ago from MS, but her husband wasn't ready to give anything away until recently. So he gave me her 35 gallon hexagon tank and a bunch of supplies, including lots of old filters. I think she kept everything really neat, but after...
  10. PLEASE HELP!!! Cotton looking stuff growing from gill

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My fish Miguel has had this cotton looking stuff growing out of his gill for almost a month now I have tried fungus cure, fungus clear,lifeguard, betta fix, aquarium salt,melafix, pimafix, nothing seems to be helping, we were feeding him a lot of brine shrimp but he has been off of them about...
  11. Dorsal fin eroding/being eaten away

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My poor betta, Sampson, currently has some sort of eroding going on on his dorsal fin. Background info: he lives in a 6gal tank with a 3 stage filter and heater. His behavior has not changed at all since this has started. He's still active and follows me around the room and eats normally...
  12. white stringy stuff coming off of my betta

    Betta Pictures
    I just noticed this white stringy stuff coming off my betta and I have no clue what's going on. I change his water frequently and use filtered water. Does anyone have any ideas?
  13. Aquarium Bacteria??

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hey guys, I'm new here and in the process of setting up a tank for a betta. I picked up a packet of aquarium bacteria that supposedly helps speed up the process of cycling the tank. I'll try to post a link, I'm new to forums as well. Any how, I'm just wondering if it's an all-go or no-go. I...
  14. Bacteria Supplements???

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So I've been doing some research on cycling and have found out the ammonia method is the best way to go (thanks again to whoever linked me the info on that). But I found a bunch of video tutorials on Youtube that say I should use a bacteria supplement since I'm using silk plants rather than...
  15. HELP! Are these parasites floating around!?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Please refer to the photo. The white dust-size things are moving around erratically on the aquarium glass and floating on top of the tank. (The bigger white dots are bubbles) At first I thought they were just dusts, but as I look closer they're moving around!! What are these?? Are they harmful...
  16. Help Very Sick Betta

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, I am new to this forum. I have had my beautiful Betta Ollie for 1 year and eight months now. He has always been the pinnacle of health. No problems at all before this one. He has almost completely lost his dorsal fin, which happened very quickly, so quickly I don't think I caught...
  17. Please help! Questions about API's General Cure - should I use it??

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone!! So my betta Ruuti is still seeming unwell (I posted about him a while back - I can provide a link to that thread if needed)... He's starting to lose scales on his head and the area looks kinda "moldy" - NOT white or fuzzy (I tried treating him for fungal infections with API Fungus...
  18. maintaining a cycle, without a fish, while away..

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hey guys, I have my lovely Betta, Logan, living with me in my dorm room at the moment. The tank is fully cycled and is doing quite well. However, I am going back home from Dec 10 to Jan 10 for the holidays, and since I am using public transit and the trip is 8 hours, there's no way I'm...
  19. Please help identify this illness!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    This is a king betta that we picked up almost two weeks ago. He is in a heated and filtered 5gal Fluval Edge tank. Yesterday we noticed that he was clamping his fins and hiding in his cave. I noticed a couple small spots on his side which first looked like ich. Today, the spots have become...
  20. Tail Rot?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    We have had our Betta for about three months now and he has been very healthy and happy. About a month ago, we changed him from a one gallon bowl to a five gallon tank with a heater and filter and he was even more happy, even made some happy bubbles. But we got ahead of our selves and introduced...
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