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  1. betta Fish With Wound On The Side?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, so recently my male betta fish has (i think) an opened wound on the side of his body. I was changing his water last week when i noticed it and there was a few drops of blood in the container I had him in prior changing the water. I have been using betafix and changing 1/4 of the water to...
  2. Bettafix okay with tankmates?

    Betta Fish Care
    Sorry in advance if I placed this under the wrong category I noticed that Drogon's pectoral fins have been getting smaller and what looks like some sort of dark build up around the edges (suspecting mild fin rot), so I'm considering adding some bettafix to his 10 gal. The thing is, it's a...
  3. Bettafix Causing Clamped Fins?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Two days ago I noticed my betta had a small pinhole in his dorsal fin. I took him out of his 10 gallon put him in a 2.5 gallon QT and gave him the appropriate dosage of Bettafix. His hole healed over almost immediately, but this morning before leaving I thought I should keep him in with the...
  4. Torn fins

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    About a week ago a friend of mine gave me her male betta after her daughter tried to put him with a school of tiger barbs. Obviously he got eaten up pretty bad :( At the moment he is stuck in a 1 gallon bowl until I can get him a tank of his own. I saw this guy before they put him in with the...
  5. ****Sick Betta, please help!****

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Within the past week or so, my betta has started becoming spotty. His normally purple and bluish body now has white spots. They almost look like "sores". I clean his 1 gallon bowl once a week and make sure not to over feed him. I've also done some research online, but would rather get...
  6. 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.
  7. Fin Rot after vacation?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello forum, I've ready many threads to properly care for my betta, Finnegan, and it has come time where I seek help directly. My boyfriend and I went on Thanksgiving vacation on Tuesday, and set up a brand new 10 gallon tank on Monday (upgrading from a 3 gallon), we made sure to follow many...
  8. Sick betta

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Okay so Ive had my betta, Alpha, for over a year now and he has always been pretty healthy but recently I've noticed fin Rot in him so I got some all purpose betta medicine tablets and those only help if I constantly drop one in his tank, when I stopped his fin rot got worse. So I went to a pet...
  9. I think my Betta Fish has clamped fins!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi there guys, I bought my betta fish, Peaches, in late December 2014. I love him to pieces and he's always seemed generally healthy. In the last 1-2 weeks I've noticed he's changed colour slightly, (gotten darker), from when I originally got him and his fins seem clamped. I've never had a...
  10. API Bettafix: Tattered Fins

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I created threads asking how my betta's fins became tattered. I came to the conclusion that it was the plants. Consequently, I changed them to silk plants. Now, I need a good medication to treat his damaged fins. I bought Bettafix (Fix Bacterial Treatment) but I was wondering if you guys would...
  11. Body/Tail Rot Emergency. PLEASE HELP!!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I am new to this site, and am posting because my poor betta is suffering from tail/body rot. I am relatively new to betta care, and saved this fish from a wedding centre piece. Due to the fact I am new with fish disease, I did not notice a white spot developing on the base of his body at...
  12. Fin Feedback - Normal or Not?

    Betta Fish Care
    I recently bought a half-moon betta for my office. My assistant and I are "co-parenting" him lol. We've named him Arty and we are very attached. We got him on 4/29/14 from Petsmart. Have him in a 2.5 gallon aquarium with a moss ball and some artificial plants. Feed him betta bits and...
  13. Perplexing white specks, Please help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I'm new to raising bettas but have been raising freshwater tropical fish all my life, ie. guppies, sword tails, mollies, etc. I received a gorgeous half moon betta male named Dagon from my wife for my birthday back in July. About a month ago, Dagon started spitting out his food. I...
  14. Melafix? Bettafix? What's the difference and why is it dangerous?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I went to the store today to get some new gravel for my cheekie, I saw a whole bunch of fish medication and thought I should buy some just in case so I wouldent have to rush to the store if he got sick. I get home and all I Find is people posting how horrible melafix is, unfortunatly that is...
  15. Please Help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Something is wrong with my betta's tail. The tail used to be solid, but now it has broken up into lots of little strings. I don't know what to do! Betta fix has worked with me before, but it wasnt as bad then and my betta was in a small tank, and now hes in a 5 gallon with a snail, can I still...
  16. Clamped/Torn Fins, Please Help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? - About 1 gallon. What temperature is your tank? - Between 77-80 degrees Fahrenheit. Does your tank have a filter? - Yes, sometimes we turn it off though because it disrupts the water more noticeably. Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? -...
  17. Emergency with Betta!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I screwed up big time when changing my bettas water. I cleaned out his bowl (2.5g), left the water 24 hrs and added easybalance and aquasafe. I decided to try bettafix, but instead of adding 2 teaspoons, I added 2 tablespoons! He won't leave the top of the bowl and I'm worried that he's...
  18. betta turning colors?

    Betta Fish Care
    hi! so, i have a veiltail betta. his name is Darth Vader and i have had him for about a month. when i first got him i had him in a one gallon tank. i did research and realized that was not big enough for him, so i bought a five gallon tank with a filter, heater, and smooth decorations. i did 50%...
  19. Betta Fish with Popeye - Day 6

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, My betta fish got popeye 6 days ago. I immediately cleaned his bowl intensively and went to the pet store. I bought bettafix. I have been treating him with that accordingly for the past 6 days. He has not eaten in 6 days, but the popeye has reduced and is now hardly noticeable. He does seem...
  20. Using Bettafix in a new 2.5 gallon tank. How often should I cycle?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi guys! So I recently purchased a betta (it will be 1 week tomorrow). I set up a 2.5 gallon tank with gravel, a decoration with hiding spots, a java fern, and a heater. The first day he seemed to do ok and was exploring the tank. The next day I started to notice a feathery growth on his dorsal...
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