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  1. Turning Gray? Why?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, As instructed I have been doing epsom salt treatments daily (it has been 4 days) to reduce the bloating of my betta fish. Two days ago, I have found a few droppings but it was very little. I've been constantly checking on his water parameters and made sure the temperature was just...
  2. Bloated belly when stressed?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Roscoe only just started doing this two days ago and it usually happens right after he's flared at his reflection in the tank glass (which is rarely ever). He practically became a Betta beach ball. He swims around okay, is slightly lethargic, continues to be greedy for food and his fins stay...
  3. Lasting SBD

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta is in a 10 gallon filtered and heated tank (constant 78 degrees), just checked water again and everything is perfect. So at the beginning of last week I noticed he was bloated. i.e floating right back up to the top of the tank and not able to swim down. While swimming upright he...
  4. Slightly Bloated Betta

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 5.5 G Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? Unsure (lost thermometer coming home from school) Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? Two...
  5. Betta sick??

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I woke up yesterday morning to find that my Betta's eye was swollen and that his body was slightly bloated. He's resting a lot on his hammock and plant a lot, and occasionally on the bottom. Every couple minutes he frantically gulps air swimming up rapidly from the bottom or takes a huge...
  6. One inflamed gill and bloating?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 10 Does it have a filter? yes, sponge filter Does it have a heater? yes, set to around 79 F What temperature is your tank? 75 I just did a water change Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? just a sponge filter Does your Betta have...
  7. Is this constipation or something worse? (PICS)

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey guys. I've recently had a terrible experience with giving my Betta, Finley, a temperature shock. I feel horrible, and I want to do everything in my power to help him get better. Day 1 - I made the mistake of taking him out during a water change in my 5 gallon. My intention was to clean the...
  8. Bloated Betta

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had my Betta fish for about 4 weeks now and I think he's bloated. I've tried feeding him peas but he wouldn't eat it. He also doesn't eat his pellets. I fed 3 to him and he spit two of them out and only ate one. He seems to have a hard time swimming around and is usually lying around on the...
  9. Bloated & Starting to Pinecone

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I feel terrible! I think I may have really messed up. I got a new betta about 3 months ago and added a snail shortly after. He kept going after the snail, so I just added the snail in with my other betta and snail. This week I had the bright idea of feeding the two snails a chunk of an algae...
  10. Bloating?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I purchased my fish Babsy along with Simba. They both have 1 gallon bowls with at least one plant and a place to hide. I change the water every week and feed them twice a day (3 pellets in the morning and 4 freeze dried bloodworms in the evening). Ever since I got Babsy she had a big tummy and...
  11. My Girl Has a Tumor - Can I do anything?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey everyone. My girl has a tumor. She is acting completely normal and like it isn't bothering her at all. I'm basically wondering if there is anything I can do. Money is a little tight right now but if you can recommend meds I can pick them up today without an issue. She's my baby and the first...
  12. Sudden and extreme bloating/constipation

    Betta Fish Care
    About two days ago Pontus became suddenly bloated and constipated. Its to a point where he swims differently because of it. I've fasted him the past two days but it hasn't helped. Yesterday I moved the small heater from one of my other tanks into his to see if it would help. The only change was...
  13. HELP! Is my Betta okay?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I need help telling whether my better is healthy or not. She has some bloating/a bump and something hanging from her underside. I'm worried about Dropsy. Tank: 5 Gallons Was 1 Gallon Temperature: 71 Without Light 75 With Light Filter: Usually Off Appetite: Good
  14. Constipation or Dropsy?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Okay, so within the past few days I noticed that my betta fish, Takeshi, has had some pretty significant (in my opinion, at least--he's the first betta I've ever owned) bloating. He gets fed dry flakes once a day. The only problem is that I just discovered that my mother, who feeds him during...
  15. Epsom Salt Bath Duration?

    Betta Fish Care
    I know in tank epsom salt treatment is preferred but isn't possible in all situations. I'd just like to know what is the necessary duration and how often it needs to be done to have an effect? To add some context, I have a slow pooper who is rather constipated atm. Usually I'm careful to wait...
  16. Mildly Constipated/Bloated Betta Fish :(

    Betta Fish Care
    Stan has been constipated and bloated for about a week now, and I am not sure what to do anymore. I've given him the pea treatment, kept his water between 79-81 degrees Fahrenheit and added 1/2 teaspoon of Aquarium Salt per 50% water change/wk (I've only done this twice now, will perform the...
  17. Help! Piggy Betta!!!!

    Betta Fish Care
    Does anyone know how to get a total pig of a betta to stop eating everything in a community tank? I left 2 shrimp wafers for my cory cats and when I got back home after a bit it turned out my betta ate nearly all of it! He's extremely bloated and I'm worried about him getting a swim bladder...
  18. I have no idea what to do anymore. Bloating/Floating

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 2g What temperature is your tank? 80* Does your tank have a filter? Yes Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Is your tank heated? Yes What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None Food What type of food do you feed your betta...
  19. Floating/Bloating??

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 3g What temperature is your tank? 78-82 Does your tank have a filter? yes Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no Is your tank heated? yes What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none Food What type of food do you feed your betta...
  20. Sick Betta...please help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had my crowntail betta, Flo, since last November. She became sick a few months ago...She wouldn't eat, became lethargic, became pale, and had a white patch on her right side at the base of her fin which had become clamped. I treated with Lifeguard all in one. It seemed to do the trick. She...
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