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  1. Wal-Mart Rescue. What Can I Do?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm somewhat of a new Betta owner. I owned one when I was younger, but I don't know anything more than the basics. I got some aquarium accessories at a yard sale the other day, which inspired me to try getting a fish again. Yesterday I was at Wal-mart and checked out their betta section, and...
  2. Betta losing color? Help?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi everyone, I'm new here and quite frankly consider myself a betta novice. I'm the proud owner of Oliver, a male halfmoon betta, and I've had him for almost 3 years. For the past 2 years he's lived alone in a 3 gallon tank with a filter, heater, artificial plants and a few moss balls (I'd love...
  3. Not Sure What's Going On...

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Two of my bettas are having some issues, and I don't know exactly what they are or how to treat them. First off, here is Pibb- The top photo is him a few days ago, the bottom his him about a month ago, the first week I got him. As you can see, there is a bar on his body that has lost color (it...
  4. Cancer?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 5 Does it have a filter? yes Does it have a heater? yes What temperature is your tank? 82 Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No (although the new filter has a aeration system on the bottom of it, nothing too strong) Does your...
  5. Worried about my Betta..unusually lethargic

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi guys, Im a bit worried about my betta Ace. He has been exhibiting unusually low activity and not eating much and is starting to lose his vibrant colors. He hides out in the top corner of my tank or bottom corner for the last few weeks and stays there for hours! He used to swim around and...
  6. Daryl is getting worse!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Well I researched all I could on this and Chalked it up to internal parasites but. he is still not better and he his vomiting. like i will feed him and then hours later he will spit it up. and he is getting more pale every day! Please help! He still tries to fight being sick and swimms up to me...
  7. Please help it's killing me

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My darling boy King Popzy is so sick and it hurts me so much to see him like he is. It kinda looks like TB but he may just be old? It was kinda gradual I noticed him slowing down over a matter of weeks. Now he lays on the bottom, eyes clouded, color fading, barely eating and I can't handle it...
  8. Color loss Betta *Suggestions Please*

    Betta Fish Care
    Hey everyone, so i have a red white and blue :) Halfmoon betta. He is the most amazing fish ever!;) i find him to be non aggressive loving little guy. which i am sure most of us think our bettas are anyway right? Well, enough about how much i adore my betta :) a little background. I got him a...
  9. Sick betta

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Okay so Ive had my betta, Alpha, for over a year now and he has always been pretty healthy but recently I've noticed fin Rot in him so I got some all purpose betta medicine tablets and those only help if I constantly drop one in his tank, when I stopped his fin rot got worse. So I went to a pet...
  10. Black dots covering betta fins...PLEASE HELP!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I got my betta as a baby and raised him into maturity (he now builds bubble nests) and recently, for the past week or so he's been shedding what I assumed to be his slime coat. It's been excessive shedding to the point it'll get caught on the plant décor and he'll turn around and eat it. Now...
  11. Male Betta's color is fading?!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My male Betta, Gorgar, has had a drastic drop in his brilliant red color over time and I am scared that it is a sign that his health is suffering. The color seems to be fading from the bottom-half of him and going upwards. Where his tail connects to his body, it looks like the fading is moving...
  12. PLEASE PLEASE Help this time

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've said something twice already about my fish but no real responses. 1. There's something wrong with my HM, Lucifer. His tail just keeps getting shorter and shorter, but I don't see any black for fin rot so I think it's biting, but he has lost his color!! NO more bright red and no blue at...
  13. Betta Afraid of Camera Lens?

    Betta Pictures
    Hi All, We recently discovered that our betta has a strong aversion to camera lenses. When I hold up my point and shoot camera with the lens out, he starts swimming around rapidly and tries to jump out of the bowl. He also loses his color from being so stressed out and turns grayish. We can...
  14. Losing Color and Tail

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey, I have a betta I rescued from Walmart about a year ago who isn't doing well. He's lost nearly all of his blue/green color, now turning red and brown with a whitish face. His tail is a lot shorter than it used to be, which I thought was fin rot. I treated him for fin rot a few months ago...
  15. fading color?

    Betta Fish Care
    I have two new betta fish.. the last one i had i never really focused on but the new ones i have i take better care of then i thought i ever would.. they both are somewhat worrying me though.. the first one i got about 2 weeks ago(spaz) was almost dead.. his color has come back mostly but he...
  16. Is my fish sick or just weird???

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My daughter who is 8, used her birthday money to buy an aquarium and betta. She ended up buying 2 females and for the first couple of weeks, things were great. Then the blue betta stopped eating much and about 2 weeks later, she died. Our red betta (the one I am writing about) still seems very...
  17. Help My fish is sick... or dying.

    Betta Fish Care
    So I've had my betta for a few weeks now. Ludwig was a beautiful blue when I got him but his color is fading. I thought He might have velvet and I have been treating him with quick cure but it didn't seem to work so I also tried Betta Revive. I don't know if he is just aging or dying but he...
  18. Fungus???

    Betta Fish Care
    HOW DO FISH LOOK AND ACT WHEN THEY GET A FUNGUS? I HAVE READ ABOUT IT BUT IT DOESN'T REALLY HELP I THINK JASPER MIGHT HAVE A FUNGUS, SO PLEASE IF YOU HAVE HAD A BETTA WITH FUNGUS PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME. JASPER WAS JUST FINE AND HAPPY HE STARTED TO DULL AND I THOUGHT MAYBE HE WAS STRESSED OUT BUT...
  19. fish isn't eating right... something has to be wrong!

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    okay so My Betta, Sonic hasn't been eating. All last week the most he had was about 2 pellets. He will get excited when I feed him like usual, but then chews it some.. and spits it out. I just cleaned his tank yesterday and nothing changed except I added new rocks that I washed thoroughly. He...
  20. fish isn't eating right... soemthing has to be wrong!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Okay, so my betta, Sonic has been acting weird in the last week. all this past week he wasn't eating anything. he might of taken 2 pellets the whole week. He keeps spitting them back out.. and I usually get it out of the tank immediately so it doesn't make the water acidic. I just changed his...
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