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  1. Betta staying near top of water

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My male betta started staying close to the top of the water with his mouth very close to the surface, getting air every once in a while, and sometimes blowing bubbles. I thought he was making a bubble nest but he doesn't seem to be very energetic and isn't focusing on a nest. I just did a 50%...
  2. Betta got stuck in filter assembly... He's alive, but in trouble.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So Kellam swam up into the filter assembly (not the actual filter) in a Fluval Chi tank. He was in the pipe that feeds the filter the power cables. I got him out of the tube and he plopped back into the tank very confused. No visible injuries that I can see. But his gills aren't visibly moving...
  3. Rapid Gill movement and Lethargy

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Alright so gather round and let me hear your input. My female betta has been having some issues lately and while I think I have a hunch whats going on I'd like other more experienced individuals input. My baby has scales growing over her eyes and this has been making things a bit more...
  4. Betta fish sinking to bottom?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta is a female veiltail so she struggles with swim bladder a lot. I started a treatment for fin rot since she had that and I used tetra life guard since AQsalt wasn't working. Sunday night after the five day treatment I changed her water. She was acting fine after that, happy and such. I...
  5. Veiltail has "nine lives" - keeps dying and coming back?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi again, Seems I've been in this forum a lot lately, my poor Fighter is certainly living up to his name! I came home from work about a half hour ago and found him EXTREMELY pale. He's a beautiful blue color and was seriously turning brown, fins almost transparent and very white around the face...
  6. My Betta is not acting his normal self D:

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Today at 11am when I came to check my Betta, I noticed he did not eat the food I gave him earlier. He was not flaring at me and not swimming around all excitedly like every other day. He just stood still and did not acknowledge my presence. Housing Size: 5 galon Temperature: Above 70 F Filter...
  7. Is it normal for a betta to "rest" on the bottom of the tank?

    Betta Fish Care
    I'm new to bettas. I got mine a few days ago and everything has been going swimmingly. However, the past few nights I've noticed that he lays on the bottom of the tank and sort of "breathes" heavily for long periods at a time. Only after getting his attention does he get up and start swimming...
  8. Sick Betta, Please help

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I got my betta fish, Rocky about 8 months ago from a pet store. He was fine until about a month ago, and I noticed he was a little clampy. He is having a hard time swimming and was sinking to the bottom of his tank a lot. I am in college and he stays home while I am gone. So I cleaned his...
  9. Betta at bottom of tank breathing heavily

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta got stuck in a decoration I had in his tank. He had been stuck in it for about a day until my dad came home to smash the decoration and get him free, now he is just laying on the bottom of the tank breathing heavily. Is there anything I should do besides just letting him recuperate...
  10. Attempting to jump out of water x.x

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Ryous been on tetracycline in a one gallon bowl for about two hours now, and hes started to do periodic panic attacks of trying to jump out of his bowl. I dont think hes having an easy time breathing. I condition with stress coat and there is a little ammo lock in there to try and keep his...
  11. Panting Fish

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I've read through some other threads of possibilities of what a heavily-breathing fish could mean, but I was hoping to get more specific feedback for my fish, Giles, in particular. His tank got past 80 degrees last night because of his tank light. I've since turned it off and added cooler...
  12. Possible fin rot case - help please

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 10 gallon What temperature is your tank? 78 F Does your tank have a filter? no Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? under gravel airetor Is your tank heated? yes What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none Food What type of food...
  13. My fish jumped out of fishbowl, fell... what to expect now?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    This eve spinosaurus (as my son has named him) jumped out of his bowl, luckily my son was able to grab him and put him back in the water, he was not responding until I prodded him carefully. He in turn fell to the bottom and after a bit of slow movement in my part (the water) he began to...
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