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  1. Help The Avatar

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey guys first time poster and complete noob so please forgive me if I do this wrong! I've had Aang for 6 months now and its been a bit rocky from the start but we always get through it with guidance from the pet store I bought him from. But as New Zealand is in lockdown I no longer have the...
  2. Sick Betta Help Please

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I came home yesterday and noticed that my betta, Po, was acting very lethargic and laying with fins clamped at the bottom of his tank. I tested the water and everything looked normal but I did a water change anyway but this had not helped. Now he is hiding in the back a terra-cotta pot (with no...
  3. Sudden Clamped Fins

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey everyone! So I got Darwin about three months ago very suddenly. Aside from a tank and gravel, he came only with a pump, food, and purifier. Since then, I've gotten him a box filter and a gravel vac and I'm working on scrounging up some cash to get him a heater and a 3g tank. Since I've...
  4. Betta's back fin is clamped

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I was doing homework when I looked over and saw my betta, Alan, acting strangely. He looked like he had a bit of of fin in his mouth (I've seen him eat parts of his fin before). He tried to swallow it a few times before getting it down. Then I noticed that he was gasping, but he stopped after a...
  5. Clamped fins with no other symptoms - help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey guys, I'm new here and pretty desperate for help. My about 10 months old male betta was fine one day and the next he was lazy and hit under tree and leaves. The next day I noticed that his fins had started sticking to each other and now they are worse and worse - even red spots are showing...
  6. Out of Ideas, PLEASE HELP!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey there everybody, I've got a stressed/ sick male betta for weeks now and I am out of ideas on how to help him. Currently has major clamped fins, losing color, lethargic, and hangs out near the top of the tall all day not moving. If he does move it's in frantic, sporadic dashes for a short...
  7. Newer Betta- Slow decline, listless, reddening fins?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello all~ I purchased Luc, a white’pearl colored and grey marble halfmoon betta from a reliable and trusted LFS a while back. He lives in a heated, filtered 3.5 gallon tank with sand and a few live plants. He has AQ salt in his tank all the time and I dose with stresscoat. Lately he’s been more...
  8. Manfred Von Maserati

    Betta Pictures
    I wanted to introduce my new boy, so here goes... I have had a planted 6.6 gallon tank waiting for a fish for a while now. Last week I finally decided to get a betta for it, so I went to my LFS where I had seen a lovely red delta tail the week before. He was still there, but looked absolutely...
  9. SiCK!! PARASITES!CLAMPED!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    hey! i made a post here and the responses were helpful but not enough. I was wondering if you could help me understand a few things as I'm a new fish owner. My betta fish has internal parasites so i ordered API general care and was wondering how to preform a 100% water change properly? I have...
  10. Clamped fins?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    2 days ago I noticed my dragon scale male has clamped fins. He's still active and is eating fine. I did a partial water change yesterday to see if that would help. He built a new bubble nest over night, but there's still no change in his fins. Could this be an indication of an illness? What can...
  11. Baby betta clamped fins

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a 9 week old baby boy betta that was doing great. He is in a divided 10 gallon aquarium so he has 5 gallons. I have had him for 3 weeks. Temp in water set at 80 and I test the water every other day. On Saturday I got a new betta for the other side. That one was extremely stressed. After...
  12. HELP! Fin Rot Clamped Fin Inactive Sick Betta

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Okay so I'm a new Betta mumma and I love my Henry so much. But every time I try to help him I just make things worse so I'm hoping you can all help me because I have nowhere else to turn. I'm so stressed out right now. Henry is my HM bad aquarium shop rescue. I haven't had a fish before and I...
  13. Male Betta is lethargic with stiff fins

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi Betta People, I'm brand new to Betta ownership. A friend got me a male Betta as a gift. My son named it "Power Fish." I received it in January. It's in a large vase that I'm guessing is around 1.5 gallons which came with some live plants that are rooted in this sort of mossy/cotton ball...
  14. New Betta with Severely Clamped Fins

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey, everyone. I recently got a new betta (exactly a week ago) and I'm worried about his behavior. Any idea are much appreciated! 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 degrees Does your tank have an air...
  15. Bettafix Causing Clamped Fins?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Two days ago I noticed my betta had a small pinhole in his dorsal fin. I took him out of his 10 gallon put him in a 2.5 gallon QT and gave him the appropriate dosage of Bettafix. His hole healed over almost immediately, but this morning before leaving I thought I should keep him in with the...
  16. Please Help! is it a bacterial infection? a parasite?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello My betta fish Steven Rodgers has been having a pretty rough last two months. In December he got a pretty bad case of fin rot that I treated with T.C tetracycline. After about a week and a half he got better and I saw what I thought was regrowth (clear tiny border around the outer fins) so...
  17. clamped fins or fin rot? HELP

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 2.5 Does it have a filter? no Does it have a heater? yes What temperature is your tank? 80 degrees 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? betta buffet...
  18. Betta Has Clamped Fins Already! HELP

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So I got this new Betta on November 30th, my previous betta had gotten fin rot and sadly passed away so now I am super cautious about my new guy. His name is Shark, he is a double tail. And in the last three days I have noticed his back fin being clamped. His bottom and top fin are still nice...
  19. Fin melt vs. clamped fins?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi there! I'm wondering if there is a way to tell whether my little guy has fin melt or if his fins are just clamped? Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 5.5 Does it have a filter? No Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 80-81 degrees f. Does your tank have an air...
  20. Betta Fish - Velvet ? Treatment ? Nitrate ?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? - 2.5 Does it have a filter? - No Does it have a heater? - Yes What temperature is your tank? - 80.5 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? -...
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