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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    About a week ago I noticed my betta looked a little bloated and wasn’t swimming around as well as usual. I thought I’d noticed some pineconing starting and assumed dropsy, so I immediately did a 50% water change, started Kanaplex and added aquarium salt. At first he seemed to be doing pretty...
  2. Betta Chat
    Hi I've had my betta for almost 3 weeks. He's been consistently lively and eating well. I've fasted him a couple days and have been feeding him mostly pellets with occasional freeze dried brine shrimp, blood worms and flakes. I haven't seen him poop though besides long white strings a couple...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, my boy Apollo has been extremely bloated for over 2 weeks. I’ve tried fasting him to no avail. I’m having trouble getting a clear picture of both sides of his stomach, but one side is a bit bigger so he looks kind of lopsided. He is acting completely normal and happy. He is swimming...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey everyone, so all of a sudden I noticed this white spot on my betta’s gill on one side. He also has a bloated belly. He was lethargic and hiding for a day or two, then after fasting him for a few days in case he was constipated, he is acting more normal and is active. However, he still has...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    A week ago I noticed one of my bettas developed a bloated tummy and fin rot. After doing research, I've tried my best to cure him, you can find details on what I've already tried on the FAQ below. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 5gal Does it have...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I’ve had my betta for well over a year and he’s been really happy. After a water change last week he suddenly became really ill, hasn’t swam around much and is bloated (as per the pictures) but won’t touch any food. I’ve added swim bladder treatment to the water three days ago but no joy. I’ve...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    if it’s constipation, i’ve tried everything.. literally. any suggestions are welcome. she has no pineconing.
  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone! I’ve had my betta, Vito, for 2 years now. He’s a koi betta, so I know he’s prone to small scale tumors. He’s living in a 10 gallon tank by himself. The parameters are within normal with the exception of salinity (more on that in a minute). He was fine until I got COVID. I was...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi folks, We have noticed our Betta has become bloated the past couple of weeks. I started reading up, and we do not believe its Dropsy and seems to fit constipation. I went to our local fish store and they recommended fasting the betta for a couple days, gave us Melafix to give 5ml per day...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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