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  1. Dark spot/bulge growing on Betta head/gill area

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, We have a young male betta we purchased from PetSmart on Feb 18, 2020. He had a dark blue spot on the top right side of his head near his gills when we got him, but we thought nothing of it other than a 'character mark'. Here's a picture of him when we received him: The spot has...
  2. 911, dropped fish!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    After cleaning her tank my boyfriend was trying to put Luna back into her tank he dropped her about four feet onto the hard wood floor. He quickly put her into the tank and she was clearly in shock for a moment before swimming around frantically then hiding in her castle for a day. Yesterday she...
  3. Bulge on throat

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing Tank size: 6.6 gallons (Petco Bookshelf Aquarium) Temperature: 79*F maintained by a 25w Elite Filtration & Aeration: ATI Hydro Sponge filter (for 7 gallons) run by a Marina air pump. Tank mates: None. Plants: Several sprigs of anacharis and a banana plant. Food I usually feed her...
  4. Dragon Scale Betta Fish - Large White Lump on Lower Right Side - Pictures!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My dragon scale betta is about a year and a half old. Shortly after I brought Rojo home he started developing a small white bump on his lower right side. It has never affected his behavior, he always ate, swam, made bubble nests, etc. Over time the lump has gotten larger and larger. About two...
  5. Please Help me! My betta's right side is swollen!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello Everyone, I've had my betta for almost a year. I keep him in a filtered aquarium tank and feed him hikari betta pellets 3 times a day, usually 5-10 pellets each. He has a heater that keeps the temperature around 85 F. I went on vacation and kept him in the care of a friend. After I...
  6. Very sharp bulge on side of beta

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone... I've been lurking around for a while and doing lots of research but I'm stumped. My boy Alpha has been with me since October of 2011. He's currently in a 2.5 gallon tank (couldn't bring a bigger tank since I packed only whatever fit in my car when I moved. More about that later...
  7. Am I feeding my bettas too much?

    Betta Fish Care
    My Male betta I feed my male 7 small betta pellets every day. He eats 4 in the morning and 3 at night. Every 5 days he gets 3 pellets in the morning and 3 blood worms at night. I feed him every day because I feel really bad about starving them for a day and he is battling fin rot so I don't...
  8. Bulge/Lump/Tumor Underneath Male Beta?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, Something strange has happened to my male betta fish, Marlin. If you can excuse the quality, I have posted a picture below. It may be hard to see, but there is a strange tumor-looking thing underneath him. I did not (no doubt) notice this earlier today, so it must have appeared within...
  9. Need help for a sick fish!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I feel like I'm constantly posting on here asking for help, but new things keep happening that I have no idea what they are and dont know how to treat them, so once again here I am. Within the last two days Ryu has developed a white/grey...thing starting from/above his gill. Originally I...