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  1. Help! Unsure of what to do...

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi there! I have had my Betta fish Lupin for almost 2 years now. Initially when I started the hobby of keeping fighters I only had them in 3 gallon tanks, which I now know is kind of cruel. He has since been upgraded to a 5.5 gallon tank. While he was in the smaller tank, I initially thought...
  2. Sudden Ammonia Spike

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I did a 50% water change a few days ago in my tank. Last night I noticed my betta was missing another chunk from his fin (this time his dorsal) and wasn't as excited about his food as he usually is. I just tested the water and suddenly there's an ammonia spike... I've never had this happen so...
  3. Zoo Med Floating Log

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Has anyone with one of the floating betta logs made by Zoo Med experienced any damage to their bettas or his fins? My boy's fins have been getting very tattered and I'm wondering if it's from the log. I didn't think it was sharp or rough enough to cause damage but now I'm having doubts =\
  4. Fins getting significantly worse?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    The condition of my betta's fins are continuously getting worse and I'm just frustrated at this point. Started with a small u-shaped area missing which has now doubled in size and length. It seems as though his fins that were all once an even length are now all tattered and it looks in some...
  5. Could This be Fin Rot?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 5 gallons Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank?78 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? TOPFIN (i know...
  6. Torn fins?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, this is my betta Moses. I've had him for about six months now. I noticed that he had a bit of damage in his caudal fin yesterday. However, when I woke up today he had a huge tear in his tail. I only have live plants, five ghost shrimp, smooth river stones, a filter, and a heater in his...
  7. FINROT?!..please help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have had my betta since he was baby. I have posted pictures below of these black dots that have been on his tail for a long time (first picture 7/31/2014..other pictures were taken 3/3/2015). He is eating and acting's just his tail looks really bad and has these black dots. I...
  8. Fin Rot? Biting? Bacterial Infection?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! I've posted here last week asking about my fish and possible treatments for his fin rot. I followed a lot of recommendations, got him a larger tank, a heater, new food, and have been changing his water 100% daily and conditioning it with API Stress Coat + but it seems as though his fins...
  9. Help! Pectoral Fin Problem ?Fin Rot ?Damage

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    This is my first betta fish; I got him just a few weeks ago. I noticed yesterday and even more last night that his right pectoral fin looks sort of damaged. Like part of the "skin" has detatched from the fin structure and now sticks together near the base of his fin. (Having difficulty...
  10. Fin Rot???

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey everyone. I have a double tail halfmoon betta who is recovering from some fin damage a while back. He does not seem to have fin rot, but sometimes tiny bits of his tail disappear. He has had some re growth, but has been like this for a long time. His behavior is normal and he's pretty happy...
  11. Did my Betta Blow his fins or is he biting?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I bought my betta about a week ago and he seemed fine when I first integrated him into his tank but now his back fin is looking a little damaged, how do I tell what is causing it and how can I treat it?
  12. Does my betta have torn fins? (Just got her)

    Betta Fish Care
    I got her from PETCO and I noticed she had strange fins was she in trouble before?
  13. Fin Melt = Permanent fin loss / damage?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello everyone, I've always been a lurker here and finally decided to join and post here because my little betta friend, Kenji is in trouble, and I have no idea what I should do anymore after trying everything I've read in this forum and other websites. I think he has fin melt, since his tail...
  14. Betta's fins are ragged and holey

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello all! For some time now I thought my betta had fin rot because the ends of his rays look crooked and thinned on the sides. Some rays even look like theyve had tiny slivers sliced so that the thin bit of fin sticks out at weird angles and is curled. Also the bit of fin in between his rays...
  15. Sick Betta/Damaged fins

    Betta Fish Care
    I'm on a road trip and brought my betta so he didn't starve to death in my apartment but I forgot to bring the water treatment solution. I used tap water when changing Gustav's water yesterday, but I kept half of his old water so I thought it would be okay if i didn't have the drops for the...