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  1. New Betta: How to make him feel at home?

    Betta Fish Care
    What's up fishtank people, I bought/rescued a new betta yesterday. We named him Lucky Kamikaze because we found him sitting in the betta tank system's large filtration system at the LFS. We thought he was dead, his poor little body was stuck in the cotton wad-like stuff, but when I poked the...
  2. Betta fish fins clamped, extremely lethargic, not eating.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 10 gallons Does it have a filter? Yes. Does it have a heater? Yes. What temperature is your tank? A constant 77 Degrees F 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...
  3. youtube "Binaural beats" music cure clamped fins?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I swear my fish respond to 8hz alpha music. (youtube "binaural music" or "spa music"). I just stumbled upon this a few days ago so I'm not sure which type works best but it's worth a try. I've had 4 fish respond really positively to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xdw6Sve2Jk. One that had...
  4. New Betta Issues

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! I brought home an EE delta male a couple days ago. Normally, my boys settle in rather quickly and are at least exploring by day two. This guy has the same water parameters and conditions as my other guy, but lays motionless clamped and breathing heavily. If he swims it's darting quickly...
  5. Abused HM Betta what to do?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So I received a male halfmoon betta but his fins are in horrible condition and it seems as if he's not getting any better. I've kept him in quarantine forever. About a few months now but he's very lethargic and doesn't move. He also clamps his fins a lot. ): I've kept his 2.5 quarantine tank...
  6. What is wrong with my betta?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello, My sister recently gave me a betta fish. She was told they would be okay in a small bowl and in relatively cold (not heated) water. I now know this is obviously not true. I have gotten a larger heated tank (I'm planning on having some other fish also), and it arrives today, but I'm...
  7. What do I do?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta has white fuzz on his body, face, and fins. I got him almost 2 days ago. What do I do to save him? I had a betta fish a few years ago, but I'm now re-entering the world of bettas. So I am still learning. He is in a .5 gallon tank, with new water added one day ago. It is distilled...
  8. Clamped fins on a new betta?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, So I got a male betta about three weeks ago. For the first fews days he was pretty scared and obviously stressed, darting behind his ornaments every time anyone in the room moved. But then I guess he got used to us and by the second week he was doing beautifully, relaxed fins spread out...
  9. clamped fins…? not sure

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So I've basically been obsessing over my new baby beta, Rittz (after the rapper) haha, but I call him Rittztopher, or sometimes Rittz cracker. :-D anyway, for about a day now he's been being kinda weird… not his personality, but the way he's been swimming. his pretty fins haven't been flaring...
  10. Lethargic, Clamped boy

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello everyone, My boy, Mr. Fish, hasn't been feeling well for a little over a week now. He was sick back in August, I actually posted a thread about him but didn't have any help. I just didn't give up on him and kept trying different methods. I stuck with aquarium salt and that helped him, to...
  11. Sticky/Clamped Fins and Stress Lines

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I had a veiltail betta for 3-4 years who died unexpectedly about a month ago, and I missed having a betta so I got a new half-moon male betta about 2 weeks ago from Petsmart. I'm not sure how old he is but I assume he's still young, I'm also not sure how much more he will grow. We named him Haku...
  12. Male veiltale betta seems vaguely unwell?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey! I'm new to these forums, and I'm currently caring for my second betta... I had my first one for about 3 years (he came from Walmart so I imagine he was already between 6 mo.s to a year when I got him)... I have had my second one, Ruuti, for about a month now, and I notice that he has...
  13. Clamped fins confusion???

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi guys! I'm new to this site and new to owning a betta fish. I just recently bought a VT betta fish about three days ago and I have a few questions regarding clamped fins. My betta seems to be bored quite often and he usually swims with fins that aren't always open, however when he flares he...
  14. Clamped, lethargic... possible SBD?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 2 gal What temperature is your tank? 80-82 F Does your tank have a filter? no 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...
  15. Fin rot?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a 5g tank, heater and filter. Is this fin rot, clamping or something else? If so what should I do? I have already changed the water about 80% and added bettafix. I have 2 coreydoras as well, so salts are not an option. He has been hiding inside a cave frequently, which is unusual for him...
  16. What's Going On?!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Please help! My betta was fine just yesterday, but today, he sits at the bottom of the tank and doesn't move. His fins are clamped and he refuses to eat and breathes very rapidly. I think his color is even duller. I have no idea what's going on. Please help! Housing What size is your tank? 5.5...
  17. Clamped fins/red tips...fin rot or something else?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone. I'm hoping someone might be able to point me in the right direction. A little over 2 months ago I acquired 2 bettas (Bubbles and Wiggy) I have them both in separate 1 gallon bowls and I change their water every few days (I use water conditioner) The both of them seem to be doing...
  18. Emergency Treatment for Betta after Jumped out from the Tank

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi there! I have a female HM betta..she's jumped out from the tank when I was at the outside of the house. When I arrived home she was laying on the table, still breathing, then I quickly moved her into her tank. Quickly gave Fish Salt, and gave some Rid-All General Aid medicine. her condition...
  19. Heeeelp!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Ok so I posted this problem recently before but it did not get answered so here goes again. My delta tail male, Spud, has a problem. I think his fins are shrinking! They are a tinge of red at the tips and there is a clean peice missing. It looks like it has regrowth (clear fins), but it has been...
  20. How to treat early dropsy?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, I noticed Shigeru's gotten a grey belly, he's bloated, his eyes seem to have swollen up a bit as well around the rims, and he's clampy. This sounds like early dropsy (thankfully he has not pineconed). On top of that, he's also chronically constipated. What is your general consensus...
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