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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi. I’m new here but I have had bettas before. My current one is in a 5 gallon tank by himself and he loves his pagoda. He goes there every time he wants to sleep and it’s one of his favorite places to hide. But he got bloated about a week ago and I took his pagoda out for a bit. I put it back...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I’m new to the forum with a question about my beautiful girl Brie. I’ve had her for about a year, and when I first got her she was super tiny but she’s grown a ton. I have her in a planted ten gallon with a couple panda cories (who are being moved out soon but their future tank is still...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Left side with bulge showing Top down view, bulge present on left side Right side, just showing the protrusion of the stomach Hello everyone, thank you for your help in advance! (Questionnaire in a reply) My betta has had this bulge on his left side for around a month now. I originally...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    About 2 weeks ago i added 2 new corys to the tank, and a couple days after my bettas stomach was HUGE! I figured maybe he was constipated and so i stopped feeding him for a few days and no change at all....Now im worried because there is still no change and ive looked online and cannot figure...
  5. 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...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Jet has had a small lump on one side of his body for a few months. It didn't seem to bother him or affect his appetite or energy, so I assumed it was nothing to be concerned about and figured he might just be eating too much. Recently, it has become much larger and he is lethargic. The last...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 2.5 g Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 79 F Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? No Food: What food brand do you use? A mix of Omega...
  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Help my betta Aspen has been going through an episode lately. He has a large gash in the bottom side of his belly and is discoloured and turning brown. I have taken him out of his ten-gallon community tank and placed him in A 5-gallon qt. I did not notice the fin rot because it could not clearly...
  9. Betta Fish Care
    hello, recently my betta Socrates got a bad case of the bloat. He lives in a community tank and i was wondering what was the best way to feed the other fish while keeping him from eating was.
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I am currently studying in France and my Betta traveled with me. It was hard to get all the necessities, so his temporary home is a 2.5G with no filter but I change the water every 2-3 days (using API Stress Coat + Seachem prime conditioner) I've had him since April. I don't know what happened...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 10 Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 78 Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? No Food: What food brand do you use? Wardley Do you feed...
  12. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Thanks to all who responded to my original post! (http://www.bettafish.com/99-betta-fish-diseases-emergencies/709233-please-help-very-sick-betta-dropsy.html) My little guy is still hanging on, somehow. As I mentioned before, my male Betta has been really bloated for the past few weeks and...
  13. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I care for my sister's fish every now and again and though she doesn't take that much care of them (this poor baby's fins) she won't let them go. Today, I happened to be looking at the older of the two of them and he looks swelled up like a balloon. That brings my question, is he bloated or...
  14. Betta Fish Care
    sorry im a new betta fish mom i just got my male crowntail betta and ive had him since the 24 of march and i can see hes very round! i feel bad because i caused him too get bloated should i fast him for a day or two? he swims around fine no weird swimming hes just very round :|
  15. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 3 gallons Does it have a filter? yes Does it have a heater? yes What temperature is your tank? 78 F Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? The filter bubbles onto the surface Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? No Food: What...
  16. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I added some zebra snails to my tank recently and i bought algae wafers to supplement vitamins and food. I just began to add wafers and yesterday I took a wafer and broke it into maybe 1/4 and let it sink to my tank. My betta pecked at it, ate a little bit, and wafer scattered my tank. I fed...
  17. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    my betta fish is constipated and ive tried feeding him peas and also going a few days without food but neither one of these has worked. i heard that daphnia is used for severe constipation but ive looked all over and cant find it any where, if anyone has any other suggestions I would really...
  18. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 4 Does it have a filter?yes Does it have a heater?yes What temperature is your tank?78 Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?no Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind?no Food: What food brand do you use?Northfin Betta Bits and...
  19. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi all, I got some new fish yesterday and my betta was fine with them. I fed everyone later in the night, he got his regular 3 pellets and the other fish got flake BUT HE ATE QUITE A LOT of their flake. He has a bloated belly so I will be fasting him for a day or 2 in hopes he just ate a lot...
  20. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone. This is my first time posting here but we are hoping someone can help us with our girl, Ariel who we believe is at death's door. Short version- Is this velvet? Long version- Two weeks ago we bought our first fish, Ariel for our daughter's birthday. She was in a tank with 7 or 8...
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