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  1. (first forum) help appreciated, reoccurring tears in betta fins

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    STORY Hi everyone, I have a 1 and a half year old male betta named Moonstone who keeps getting shredded fins. About 1 month after I bought Moon, I noticed that his back fins had slight ripping. At first I believed it was his log hide that was causing the tears. The hide was artificial and was a...
  2. Please Help!!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm going to save some time and tell you that I was NOT prepared in the way I should have been when I purchased my bettas. I used to have them as a kid, but I wasn't the one who really took care of them. I am a teacher, and I thought the fish would liven up the classroom. I made a lot of...
  3. injury or disease? please advise + "diamond eye" questions

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello all, I'm hoping you'll welcome me to the forum with some good advice. I got this Betta 2 months ago from a reputable local aquarium store and was told he came from a local breeder. He seems to be in excellent overall health. However, this morning he's got a bulge on his gill cover. I've...
  4. Fry dying one by one... Need help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I had my Bettas spawn on 17 of September. Two months later I moved the fry in a bigger tank. There were 60 of them. They began to develop and grow wonderfully, but in the past week something is wrong and I began to loose them one by one. What puzzles me is that the pack leaders are dying every...
  5. Grayish fin growth, please help

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My male veiltail Ianto Jones is his usual spastic self, but he has something growing on his fin and I'm not sure what to do. He shares a divided 20gal high tank with his brother Captain Jack Harkness, a male plakat. The plakat has no noticeable problems. All of the plants are silk, the anemone...
  6. Betta discoloration?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! Trying to figure out what's up with this guy. Had him for a few weeks, was a very vibrant red when I got him and now has obvious discoloration-- an almost tannish color. Perfectly happy fish, one of the most fun bettas I've had. 2.5 gallon tank, eats frozen bloodworms. Attached is a...
  7. Worried about new betas eyes

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Just got this betta yesterday and it's eyes are somewhat protruding. I think I should do the aquarium salt ,but don't know if I should because I don't know if it's popeye. It's eyes are also dark not white nor cloudy. Just a dark color. It's a male and I have pictures. Also he moves just fine...
  8. Sick Betta? Please help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So my betta is almost a year and a half old. About 6 months ago, he got fin rot, so he's pretty much just a body now (it's pretty sad :-( ) but he seemed healthy until recently. He won't eat (or even look at food) and he sits at the bottom of the tank all day. He doesn't react to my finger or...
  9. White patch on tail?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My Betta, Toby, has had a white patch on his tail for almost a week. My dad first noticed it and thought it could a bacterial infection. I have plastic plants in his tank so he could have cut his tail on them (his fins are verrrry long.) I picked up Melafix a day later and did the recommended...
  10. Dying Betta Fish

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    We've just rescued a male Betta from walmart. He has fin rot that has progressed extremely far. His scales are falling off. He leans to one side. And his eyes are cloudy. Original water was full of his decaying body and scales. We've treated his fresh water with Quick Start, Prime, and an Ick...
  11. OMG my betta is dying!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I think he's dying. Hes turning white, his top fin is shredding and hes a bit lethargic. PLEASE help. I have 10 gal tank, changed the water 2 days ago, ph is normal,I dont think there's any ammonia. Its not fin rot for sure T.T
  12. Black Spots on Betta..?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey soo I'm sorta new here and I guess I wont learn without starting a new thread. So I've had my Betta for about 6 or 7 months now, and when I got him he had small black spots on him that I thought were just his markings. But now, I noticed that they're starting to appear all over him. I'll try...
  13. betta "blister"

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    so when i got my crowntail one if its fins looked shredded but didn't realize until when we got him home. have had him for about a couple months now and have noticed when i was changing his water this evening that he has blister like bubble on that fin adn i was hoping that maybe someone can...
  14. Why did he die?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a 10 gallon tank. With 3 glofish, 6 tetras, 3 fansytail guppies and my late Betta. I have a good filtration system, a heater to regulate the temperature, and an air pump to keep the water oxygenated. At first he kept to himself in one corner of the tank, later when he discovered he didn't...
  15. News Article : Fish's Memory Only 5 seconds?

    Betta Fish Care
    I always disagreed with the supposed experts who said fish have a 30 secong memory. Now there is proof! FROM : ALBURY, Australia -- Have you heard the one about fish having only a three second memory - by the time they swim around the bowl, they’ve forgotten where they...
  16. Betta Diseases - Fin Rot

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Betta Fin Rot, also called Tail Rot, is a much too common ailment bettas suffer from when you consider that it is 100% preventable. Like almost all other betta diseases, it is usually brought about by poor aquarium water conditions. The inferior tank conditions then lead to an uptick in the...
  17. Betta Plant - What is The Perfect Betta Plant?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi guys, I just posted this article to my blog and wanted to add it here ... Betta Plant Selection – What Is The Perfect Betta Plant? Bettas in nature usually are found around plants and vegetation, and some even depend on plants for creating their bubble...
  18. Betta Diseases - Cotton Wool Disease

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I was recently asked to write a series of articles on betta diseases for ezinearticles. I have been raising bettas for 20+ years, and love their beauty and personality. This article covers Cotton Wool Disease, and can be found here ...
  19. Betta Diseases - Curing Fish With a Salt Bath

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi Guys! My name is Elizabeth Christopher, and I have been raising fish for about 20 years, and enjoy helping others raise healthy, long-living fish. Here is a recent article I wrote about using a salt bath to improve your betta's health. Betta Diseases - Curing Fish With a Salt Bath Since...