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  1. Fungal or bacterial HELP please

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Okay guys so I’m a new fish keeper but I’ve done years of research on betta fish just because I wanted to have good knowledge on them before I purchased one so this is how my life turned upside down since getting one and yes I know I shouldn’t have gone to pets at home but it is what it is So...
  2. Fin Dropping Off in Chunks

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello fellow betta lovers! I have fin issues and am completely stumped as to what I can do the help my fish. My tank is a 20 long, divided into three parts. Both end sections have corner filters with lite air flow and the center has a sponge filter. All sections are planted. The center section...
  3. Sweetest betta with severe fatigue

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had many bettas but this is the sweetest betta I've ever had... A few months ago, his behavior suddenly changed (more hiding) and he became very tired. I actually tried bettafix and could not believe it when it helped. But the symptoms slowly came back. A few days ago he became worse. He...
  4. Veiltail is sick and sad

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, my fish's name is Ray and since I moved into my college dorm with him about a week and a half ago, he's gotten really lethargic. Once he stopped swimming around and started laying at the bottom of his tank, only swimming up to breathe, I did a 100% clean of his tank and ordered amonia...
  5. Internal parasite or bacteria?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 2.5 What temperature is your tank? 75 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 feed your betta...
  6. Help! My fish is getting eaten by bacteria!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    What medication can i use for my betta? Got this little guy at the pet store and he showed no signs of sickness at least that i could notice. He looked good, no lacerations, ripped fins, cloudy eyes, lethargy etc. Two days after i got him, i noticed his tail had some redness and the scales where...
  7. Disease spreading rapidly!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, My poor guy has had a discolouration on the top of his head for quite some time now. In the last few days, it has completely spread to cover his face and his right eye. I believe his right eye is blind now as he has trouble with coordination when it comes to eating and his...
  8. Help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta has been scarily bloated for 3 days that I am aware of now. He is acting relatively normal, swimming normally, his fins look fine & he has appetite &doesn't seem to have discolorations or look paler yet anyway. He was spending a few days just hanging out in the corner of the tank an...
  9. My Betta is so sick, please help :(((

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I bought my Betta from Petsmart not even a week ago, and for 4 days now he's had this white cottony stuff growing on him. I have no idea if it's fin rot, a fungus, or columnaris. Please help me :( He hasn't been eating at all really. He mostly just sits at the bottom of the bowl or stays at the...
  10. Discolouration on top of head

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi Everyone! My betta has recently developed a large spot on the top of his head and I'm not sure if it could be a fungal or bacterial disease. Would anyone be able to help us diagnose him? Thanks! Mike
  11. How to safely use Maracyn 1 & 2 TOGETHER?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi! So I've posted a couple times before, continuously trying to figure out what's ailing Ruuti - He's been sick for several months now and he's starting to show signs of ulcer-like sores. I treated him for fungal infections first (after conservative treatments like water changes and aquarium...
  12. Fish emergency. Can't figure this out!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've been having some issues with my betta, Nero, for some time now but I cannot figure out what the issue is. I rescued him from some poor water conditions 8 months ago and had since treated him for fin rot which started growing back quite nicely. Since then, some odd things have happened and I...
  13. How To Disinfect Filters

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I have two filters that I need to disinfect. I am not sure how to go about this by using chemicals, without ruining them. I would like to make sure I get them completely clean before ever using them again. I also have a glass heater and a ceramic heater, some rocks, and a few silk betta plants...
  14. Urgent Betta Fish Question! ((Will return favor by answering your questions))

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, please call me Emily. I have a urgent question about my Betta Fish, Damon. I must first admit I was an idiot because I believed that the filter cleaned the tank for me, my poor baby was in a nasty tank for 8 months. I feel so bad but that if not the point now! Yesterday I went to...
  15. I feeel soo guilty!!!

    Betta Fish Care
    Ok so ill start from the start. Yesterday i did some reserch and found out my fav LFS was way over pricing things and was told about this other little fish store in my area that was really good priced ect so i went to check them out. Wow was it ever awsome in there, instantly made it my new fav...
  16. Betta Meds/Disease Help

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Ok, so I had posted on here about my one betta being sick w/o due cause, maybe possible poisoning? Anyway, Yesterday I noticed he looked like he had velvet so I went to my LFS and got quick cure (malachite green) to help him. Today, he looks better (velvet wise) but is beginning to show signs of...