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  1. Betta not eating, but seems healthy

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! Sorry if this is in another thread, but I can't seem to find any other posts with the same problem I'm having. My male betta lost interest in food about 3-4 weeks ago, and has not eaten since, aside from one betta pellet last week. He still swims around, but seems to spend most of his...
  2. Sick or Depressed?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    This time, I'm here for the betta that got me into fishkeeping. His name is Frank. I love this little guy with all of my heart. He was a community fish for about 2 months after I got him. He was very happy with other fish and snails, even blew nests in the community tank. I left him in the old...
  3. Betta fish has lethargy and possible SBD? Chronic problem....

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! I'm brand new to the forum but I've read so many posts because, well, my fish Tungsten has basically been sick since I brought him home. Here's the background 'n stuff on him: Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 1.5 gallons Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What...
  4. Depressed Betta or something else?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Depressed/Stressed Betta or something else? Hey, My Betta, Prince Peach, is not well. I got him April 29th, and he's had a very strong and agressive personality for the most part. I got him with a bristlenose, as I was told they'd get along fine, but he bullied and killed (and ate) him. We got...
  5. Strange Behavior

    Betta Fish Care
    I got a new betta about 3 weeks ago. He lives in a 5.5 gal with filtration and heat, well planted with plenty of caves, stones, and branches. He lives with 3 ghost shrimp, 2 nerite snails, an assassin snail and a small population of pest snails (kept under control by the assassin). He seemed...
  6. Help!!! New Betta seems depressed ?

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    Hello friends! Here is my story: My boyfriend's assistant at work recently bought a betta for his office, about 3 months ago. After getting a new partner at work who is apparently scared of fish and didn't want anything to do with him we decided that we would take in the betta at our home as a...
  7. 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...
  8. Fry taken away male depressed?

    Betta Fish Care
    Question for breeders! I'm looking at breeding one of my boys but am a little worried.. My friend bred her betta and kept her male in the tank for a few weeks after the fry hatched, she then removed him and claimed he was "depressed" ever since, I visited her and saw him on a number of...
  9. halfmoon with no tail & energy

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    okay, so i've had him for a little over 2 1/2 years now... he's always been small and always darted around his tank when scared. he doesn't flare, he actually darts away from a mirror or my finger if i touch the tank and prefers to hid beneath the leaves of a giant fake amazon sword that's in hi...
  10. Please help! Betta is listless and seems bored silly!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey there! Okay, so a little info. Hes a gorgeous Blue betta we have named Shark. -Tank is a 36 Gallon aquarium -We have 6 tuxedo guppies, 7 panda Cory Catfish, 4 Neons, 4 cloud minnows, a single Black Molly cross guppy, and a lyretail. He has never fought with any of them, made loads of...
  11. Betta Acting Strange after Tank Cleaning

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I got my betta fish a few weeks ago and he seemed happy, and was very active. The woman at the pet store told me I only had to clean his take once a month, but I noticed what seemed to be ammonia burns on him and went ahead and changed it today. Ever since I took him out of his tank he's been...
  12. What's going on?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I don't know if he's sick or what, but my new betta Jett has been acting strange lately. He is a very young fish, barely more than a fry. He hasn't wanted to eat, I'm talking like he'll only eat three pellets a week and he normally eats two every day. I'm getting ready to move him up to a nice...
  13. My fish is really depressed or ill?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? Old one is 3.5 l, and new one is 8 l What temperature is your tank? Old arround 76 F, new 78 F Does your tank have a filter? Old no, new yes (sponge filter) Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Old no, new yes Is your tank heated? Old no...
  14. Sad, Depressed or Dying?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So i've had my betta fish, Lebron, for almost 2 months. He's so friendly & energetic. To my understanding, betta fish were very lazy & boring. But Lebron is the complete opposite! He swims around ALL day, greets me everytime i come in the room & even sleeps at the corner of his tank near my bed...
  15. New fish with Velvet??

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Please help - new to fish and not sure what to do. I think something is wrong with both my bettas - 2 different tanks 2 totally different problems, what am I doing wrong? I will start with Cutes and post about Jake & his ammonia problem in another thread. Just got Cutes June 7th from petco...
  16. Lethargic Slow Betta Seems to have Dropsy

    Betta Fish Care
    Hey guys... Pretty new here, um... well, thanks for taking the time to read this. Well, I have my beautiful blue betta fish, and for about a week now, he's become lethargic, and isn't moving well. He stays at the bottom, not moving, or comes to the top (not moving) and occasionally takes air. He...
  17. TRAUMATIZED after JUMPING *New owner, help!*

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone. When cleaning my tank, my betta jumped out of the net and onto the counter. Now he just seems to mope around the tank. He is usually super active, darting around the tank and he would always responds to me. Right after the incident, he would just chill in the bottom, facing the...
  18. Is my Betta Depressed or Sick?

    Betta Fish Care
    So I have had my male Betta for 8 months now. Normally, he swims around his tank happily, builds a nest, and flares at me, my fiance, food, or really anything that comes in his tank. His name is Arpha and we keep him in a 3.5 gallon tank by himself with a plastic plant, in tank thermometer, and...
  19. Sick/Depressed Baby Betta

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had my baby betta for maybe 2 weeks now and she's started acting really depressed. I'm thinking this is because my Mom got 3 small tetras her size to put in the tank. We took the tetras out and moved them into another tank, but she's still hiding and laying about the bottom of the tank.
  20. Weird curved spine/bone???

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So my betta Emiko has ben acting weird lately. He's swimming kinda sideways and just sulks at the top corner. What I noticed today was that his side is kinda protruding out, like something is sticking him. The scales there are discolored and raised or something. I've never seen anything like it...
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