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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    First off please dont take this as being rude but I dont want to sit here and explain the lead up to the issue because i just need answers. One of my bettas has died yesterday from what im sure was nitrate poisoning and it so happened that another of my betta males ended up in that same water...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Two days ago a bought a betta fish from Petco. Full disclosure, I’m new to the aquarium hobby and have never owned a betta before. So when I saw the fish at the store he look ok, he was alert, not laying lethargic at the bottom of the deli or floating at the surface. But by the way he was...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a 2 year old betta with clamped fins. He doesnt belong to me, im just taking care of him for now while hes sick. I have my own betta whos younger and is well taken care of. The fish belongs to my cousin, we'll call her anna just to shorten things up. When i received him his tank has a...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi guys, I got Alpha as a Christmas gift last year when he was a baby. Now he's fully grown but since two weeks ago, he started to suffer from tail rot. I've tried tea tree oil but it didn't seem to work. Now his tail looks really ragged and he stays at the bottom of the tank. Please give any...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi! I've just purchased a new betta from Petsmart 2 days ago. I had a go with dropsy with a previous fish that I had for nearly a year, replaced that fish with a Petco fish, which died within several days because of swim bladder and now I've got something going with this newest fish. Before I...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello everyone, thanks for your posts on my previous thread. As I mentioned before, my fish was sick. Likely caused by not enough water changes and no heater. I tried one week of Bettafix without much success. I'm now on day 2 of aquarium salt water treatment, doing 50% water change daily...
  7. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So, I have a terrible confession to make. My roommate and I moved her betta to a new tank and he became very sick. He passed away today. We are both heartbroken because he was healthy as a horse until we moved him. I learned that out nitrate levels were a tad high as well as our pH level...
  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have had my butterfly betta Finley for about 7 months now. When I got him he had a scale that was a little raised but nothing to worry about. Now 7 months later his color change has begun and the raised scale has turned blue. Today it appears that something is coming out from under the scale...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Ok so I'm a new owner of a beautiful blue betta called wish. Overhead him since feb 14 2015. He's been very good. But three weeks ago, I noticed a change in his color. White tips lined his tail. A week later he had a bacterial infections large patches of white covered his scales. I feed him top...
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi so at first I thought my male veil tail was biting his fins because overnight his fins were ripped up and a good chunk of his tail was missing. Now the tips of his fins are starting to turn red. I can't tell if its fin rot or septicemia. I added some aquarium salt. I have him in a 10 gallon...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 10g What temperature is your tank? 78-82 degrees Fahrenheit Does your tank have a filter? yes (sponge filter) Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? yes Is your tank heated? yes What tank mates does your betta fish live with? divided tank...
  12. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    as you can clearly see in this picture my betta has white scales on his head. I was a week gone but when I returned I saw him like this. I immediately did a 50% water change and cleaned his tank.. should I be worried? do something else?
  13. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    We have had our betta fish for 8 months and over the past month he has been having health issues. Symptoms: -clamped fins -lethargic -small dots on his eye/membrane -lowered appetite -hangs at the bottom or top in the corner, floating rather than swimming around actively like he used to -loss...
  14. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi guys, im really worried about my betta. Ive been away for a couple of days and returned to find my Crowntail lying on the bottom amongst some silk plants. (dw I used time-released auto-feeder while away!) His stomach has inflated quite drastically and where it has, it appears he has either...
  15. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Greetings :) So, I purchased my first betta 4-5 weeks ago and have run into an issue I'm puzzled by. When I got Neo, he had a yellow-gold head and mostly turquoise fins (some parts white with a turquoise spot here or there) with some yellow/gold in them. Over the past week or two, Neo's...
  16. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I treated my red crowntail beta for ick and he still isnt eatting what should i do? He also has a whitish/yellowish patchon his side and under his jaw, it worries me alot, please help i can try to get pictures but my ipod severly blurs them Housing What size is your tank? 1.5 gallons (my 5...
  17. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I added Melafix to my betta's half gallon tank to treat slight fin rot on his tail, I added 5ml ( which I now realize was way too much) and when I returned from class he was floating on his side at the top of the tank struggling to swim. I immediately took him out and did a full water change. I...
  18. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Basic Info: 10-gallon tank 7 plastic plants a couple of rocks and a lot of gravel 1 divider 1 blue male betta fish and 2 female betta fish Things to consider: My room is a bit cold, and my 10 gallon tank doesn't have a heater. I tend to have the curtains pulled back, so the sunlight can hit the...
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