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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Help! P.K., my red VT which I post about too much, has had symptoms of constipation for the last week or so. I fasted him for a few days then started feeding him two pellets in the morning and evening. I know I should get some treats for him... Moving on... So he's still got the whiteness on his...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Yet another question: I know betta fish poop. But, Dumbledore...I've never noticed if he does or not. I do watch him when he eats, but don't really sit there long enough to look. When I look in his tank I don't see things on the bottom, but I do have black rocks so anything dark colored you...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everybody, I don't usually do forums, but I've got a little betta fish that I really like and I want him to live so I figured I'd give it a try. I just can't understand what I am doing wrong and after surfing the net looking for answers I am still stumped. I thought I'd gotten my little...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had my betta for less then a year, and I feel TERRIBLE because I know something's wrong. It's been 4-5 days i've had him in around 75 degree quarantine (I know, it's low, but it's for changing the water each day) because he shows signs of either swim bladder disease or dropsy. With the...
  5. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So my little dude is constipated I've tryed diphania & empsom salt one teaspoon for each gallon I havem in a 5gallon tank with about 4.5 gallons so I put 5teaspoons in......I kept the filters off for a day n a half...try to feedem everyother day after his swollen belly isn't so swollen...he's...
  6. Betta Fish Care
    I never really thought about this until i saw a thread about weird poop being an indicator of illness, but how long does it generally take for them to digest their food? where do they poop? and what does it look like? weird questions i know lol i just never really thought about it before and i...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Last week I noticed my betta Kenji floating at the top of his tank and thought he was dead, so I tapped on the tank and he moved. I noticed he was extremely bloated. I put Kenji into a bowl, and the next afternoon he had passed a massive poop, and his bloating went down and he was a happy fish...
  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Mystery is not acting his normal self... For the majority of the day he has been laying on his side either on his rock or on the bottom of his bowl underneath the rock. Every so often he will jolt up to the top of the bowl as if he is trying to catch a breath or something and then swims back...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So, a few days ago I posted that my fish, Beibs, wasn't doing too well. He seems almost lethargic, swimming at the top of the tank, or just sort of... floating there. Sometimes he's completely on his side, but when I pick up the top or make any movement around it, he almost swims frantically...
  10. Betta Fish Care
    Hello to all. We just recently purchased a heater about two days ago for our Betta, Bart, at the local Walmart. Although it says on the box that it's supposed to be preset and ready to go for 78 degrees plus or minus 2, it has been keeping it at a steady 74 degrees. And just yesterday we've...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I need some advice on what to do next. Our son's Betta has been sick. About 2 weeks ago I noticed that he was not swimming much anymore, as well as laying mostly on the bottom either a little sideways or just with his tail town. The moment he does not swim he will almost fall back down, tail...
  12. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a betta named Gary...I've had him for 9 months now. A couple weeks ago, I noticed he looked kind of bloated, but I just thought he was getting a little chunky so I lowered his portions. I now feed him twice a day, 3 pellets each feeding. He's been kinda stressed lately, since I moved to a...
  13. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Re: Louie needs a doctor 6 weeks ago I posted on this forum the problems that my male betta, Louie, was developing. I posted before and after pics showing his visible condition (bloating/constipation, swim bladder disease, pop eye, color loss). The biggest problem, in this novice’s eyes, is...
  14. Betta Fish Care
    I just got a betta fish a week ago. I am looking into getting another. I have a few questions!! Currently my betta is in a one gallon bowl with one silk plant. (he was given to me this way from a lady that works with my dad) I want a bigger tank for him, and the next betta I get. Im looking for...
  15. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a 2yr old female betta who is quite bloated (no pine coning). She has never had this problem before. She appears to be more bloated on her right side than her left. I noticed it within a couple of hours after feeding her. Believing it to be constipation, I did a 50% water change and...
  16. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Betta fish sink when they die, sadly. My fish, Phish, is floating.. floating, and floating. All day. :-? He tries very, VERY hard to swim downward, sometimes he manages to swim inside the castle and that keeps him held down, but as soon as he pops out, he floats to the top. I've dealt with...
  17. Betta Fish Care
    Yes, this is actually a serious question, even though I'm sure you'll probably get a chuckle out of it.:roll: The red double-tail crowntail male I picked up on Tuesday was bloated when I brought him home, and I have been observing him in a quarantine tank (that I've actually set on my desk...
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