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  1. Please help - betta listless at bottom of tank

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    First off, I've never posted here before, so apologies if I mess this up! Please let me know if I should be posting somewhere else/did this incorrectly. I have a betta (named Kylo) that I got from Petco back in June. He's usually very active, swimming around his tank and eating 3-4 pellets a...
  2. Treating potential Swim Bladder Disease

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, my betta has been staying at the bottom of his tank a bit more than usual the past two weeks but was still eating fine and when he wasn't at the bottom of the tank, he is energetic as ever. His dorsal fin and tail also have become slightly lighter blue at the tops (his fins are a darker...
  3. filter too strong?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I have a 5 gal cycled and planted tank with an under gravel filter bubbling through a mesh baffle. Ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and pH are all okay, but a day and a half ago I put in a small filter on its lowest flow rate to try and clean up the bottom of the tank a little more. Now my betta...
  4. Betta on bottom of tank. HELP!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta tank was leaking the other day so I went out and bought a new one. I was replacing the Aqueon Mini Bow1 with the same exact tank. I saved all of the water from the old tank in a bag and immediately dumped it in the new tank. I was so excited to get him in a non leaking tank I but him...
  5. Betta laying on side/lose of color/heavy breathing

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    For the past couple of weeks our betta has been laying on the bottom of the tank on his side breathing heavy. He seems to have lost most of his color. I dont know exactly how big his tank is but I want to say its about 6 inches X 6 inches. Does anybody know what could be wrong with him? and how...
  6. Very lethargic betta fish - please help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So here's the background... My fish's fins were looking really ratty, so I fully cleaned his tank, did a 50% water change and gave him pimafix. After a week, I did a 25% water change and then gave him pimafix for another week followed by another 25% water change. He was looking good and very...
  7. not swimming not eating

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    A friend of mine got a betta fish from Petco who looked deformed. She wanted to save him however he was just terrible. She put him in a vase and he was dying so I brought him into my room where I have a 1 gallon hospital tank and 82 degree temperature. My water is free of ammonia amd nitrites...
  8. Betta swallowed thermometer lead beads please help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    This morning I got up and found my betta laying somewhat sideways on his rocks. I observed him for a while & noticed that the bottom of his thermometer was broken & all of the red metal beads that were in the glass are nowhere to be found. My betta is mostly blind from a tumor he's had for about...
  9. Bloated, lethargic beta

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 6 gallon What temperature is your tank? 75°F 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? 2 ghost shrimp, 1 Pinocchio shrimp, 2 golden...
  10. Sitting at bottom or top of tank just moving gills !! :(

    Betta Fish Care
    i have a veil tail betta in a 5 gal aquarium. i went on vacation for a few days (left in a dissolving betta feeder) and when i returned my betta was hardly moving :( he either sits at the bottom or floats at the top and moves his gills but nothing else. i fed him a little and he ate some. i did...
  11. Dead Betta

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Buddy died some time during the night. Came home from work yesterday around 5:30 and he was at the bottom of the aquarium and not interested in interaction or eating. This morning his was dead. :cry: He was so big, beautiful and strong. This happened FAST. Housing What size is your tank? Ten...
  12. Fish with Popeye laying on bottom - Help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta, Norman, is not doing well. He is in a 1 1/2 gallon bowl with rocks and a live plant on the bottom. There is also a sweet potato vine at the top (I keep the roots trimmed and he's always liked to hide in the roots). For the last several days he has been very lethargic, just sitting...
  13. Lethargic Fish

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had my betta for about a month now, and he's been fine, but within the past few days he's been hanging out at the bottom of the tank. Two days ago I noticed that he keeps trying to bury his head in the stones at the bottom of his tank. This morning I found him like that, and when I gave him...
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