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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello friends! First time poster here. Fairly new to the hobby, I've had my little Betta for about a year now.... I rescued him from deplorable conditions but he's been a real fighter and has been happy and healthy since!! It appears that he's fallen ill once again.... he is flashing/scratching...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello. My betta fish has been bloated for about a month and a half. I am not sure what the cause is, but think she maybe swallowed gravel. It's been too long for her to be gravid. I have fed her peas for fiber, daphnia for laxatives, dosed her with epsom salt, and intermittently fasted her. The...
  3. Betta Fish Care
    **please help** I got my king Beta fish one week ago and he has not eaten yet when I got him he was slightly bloated and I believe had worms because his poop was white so I've been treating his tank with general cure for the past few days but he is refusing to eat anything and I'm worried is...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Yesterday I noticed my betta's stomach looked a bit round and bloated, so I started looking up what it could be. I found that he could just be bloated but became worried when one site said that it could be dropsy because it is more noticeable when you look from the top of the water down at the...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    It's been a while since I've logged on, but I picked up betta fish again when I was given a gorgeous little koi betta from petco for my graduation. Unfortunately, that meant I didn't have time to cycle the tank (5.5g fluval spec, heated), but I change the water daily 25-30% and have been...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, today I looked at my boy and I felt like maybe he's a bit bloated. The photos aren't great, but I didn't wanna annoy him for too long with the lamp I turned on. But he wasn't like this yesterday. Should I fast him a few days? Lately I have been giving him 3 larva Tetra Betta Sticks...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    A couple of days ago, almost a week ago, my fish started to swim sideways and was really bloated at one point. I obviously assumed it was SBD and started treatment right away. I did small water changes daily, increased the temp of the tank to 80-82 degrees and fasted her. However, the...
  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have looked all over the internet to find out what is wrong with my female betta Jelly and nothing fits the exact description of what she has so i was hoping to find some help on here. Here are some answers to a questionnaire i found: She is currently in a 10 gallon tank with a heater at 80...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So, I posted a question a few weeks ago about my fish having an extremely bloated stomach. Since then I have bought new food for him with two proteins as the first ingredients, and it has more fiber to help him if he's constipated. I also bought some anti-parasite liquid and have started...
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My plakat has been bloated for a few days now and even more so since yesterday as my mom fed him without me knowing. He just had a 100% water change yesterday and is now in his QT home. He cannot swim down to the bottom at all and floats right back up, he also is stuck to his side whenever he's...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I got my crowntail male betta fish about 3 weeks ago from Petco. Ever since after the first day, he looked extremely bloated from gulping air and hyperventilating - which he kept doing since I put him in my new tank. I thought it was maybe from the stress of the transport from the store to my...
  12. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta Buford has been bloated for a week. he has a bulge but not too big. I've fasted him for a few days then given him a bit of blanched pea. he's in a vase that's a bit under a gallon no filter or heater I feed him pellets I change his water once a week He's been bloated several times...
  13. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My poor fish has a swollen belly and can't help but float, usually a part of his back is floating above the water. He seems miserable and will fight to swim downward, is stuck swimming on his side almost like he's dead (pictured), and has a hard time moving around. I thought this was swim...
  14. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I think Cooper is constipated. He has been bloated for about a week and a half. I tried not feeding him for 5 days and it hasn't helped, so I was looking into epsom salt treatments. I am wondering where to buy the proper epsom salt, what kind to get, and how much to use for how long/often?
  15. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Betta fish very sick with a bloated stomach and white wool stuff on the mouth and fins. Been like this for 5 day I have tried using "Ocean Free Super Internal Bacteria & Ulcer Away" but is not working and is getting worse each day is getting more bloated it double the fish size is really big. I...
  16. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta fish has been sick for about a week and a half now. He seems very bottom-heavy and lays on his side a lot. His gills are also VERY red and inflamed but it can't be ammonia or nitrate poisoning because I took a sample of his water into the pet store and they tested it for me and it came...
  17. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 3.5 gals What temperature is your tank? 76 Does your tank have a filter? Yes Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Is your tank heated? No What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None Food What type of food do you feed your betta...
  18. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone- first time post so thank you in advance for reading and responding. Our male betta has been bloated and lethargic for about a week. He just sits at the bottom of his tank and will regularly come up for air. Thankfully, he is not floating at the top, so I think we can rule out swim...
  19. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello everyone. Yesterday I saw that my betta had become quite bloated around his stomach. He has been bloated before but not to this extent. I tried giving him a pea but he wouldn't eat it. It seems to me that his breathing is a bit labored. And also he is staying at the bottom more, but does...
  20. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    About 12 months ago, I got my very first betta (toby) from a local pet shop, and he was my pride and joy. He was absolutely adorable and I was totally in love. Then, 5 weeks ago, he completely changed. He was completely lethargic, stopped eating, and my boyfriend noticed he started to look very...
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