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  1. Swim Bladder? Depressed fish? IDK!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey everyone! I'm new to this forum but I really dig it. I got my first betta fish about half a year ago and now I've upgraded him from a 1 gallon tank to a 10 gallon. Some algae had gotten into his 1 gallon tank and I couldn't get rid of it, so I just decided to upgrade since petsmart had a...
  2. Is my betta depressed or sick??

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had my betta for a couple months now and a few days ago I decided to add a couple of cory catfish to his tank. I only bought two because I wanted to see if he was okay with them before I added more (I know they like to be in big groups). I have a ten gallon tank with sand, some plastic...
  3. Fish Can't Swim HELP

    Betta Fish Care
    My Fish cannot swim and is just laying down on the bottom of his tank, as shown in the picture. His fins appeared to clump together and he tried to swim but, maybe because his fins clumped, he can't. He is still breathing but it I'm worried that because he can't swim he will stop soon. :( We...
  4. Fish Showing Signs of Sickness and Possible Depression

    Betta Fish Care
    Our Betta Fish lives in a container holding a gallon and a half of water. In the container he has a little "rock house" with fish rocks on the bottom of the tank. His water is distilled water at the moment (we heard this is fine for the fish), a change from tap water treated with drops. We...
  5. Neurobiology of Fish Depression?

    Betta Chat
    *Note: I'm a total n00b to both this forum and Betta care, so I apologize if my question has been answered elsewhere, or is inappropriate in any way. I'm not all that acquainted with fish neurobiology. I have read in multiple sources, none of them academic in nature, about Betta fish...
  6. Depression or other sickness like SBD?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My bettta fish was HYPERACTIVE, always swimming up and down to get my attention. Recently he's been pretty inactive. I have not done anything differently except for one thing: I bought him this plant and had it in the tank for a few days until I realised he was ditching his PineApple House...
  7. Betta Depression?

    Betta Fish Care
    My betta P.K. isn't eating at night anymore. Today he didn't want to eat at all and his fast isn't until Saturday (I fast him every once and a while to make sure there's no "backup"). I know bettas can get depressed. he's giving me the symptoms of his "I want to be cleaned" sorta thing but I...
  8. Bettas and Their Love/Hate Relationship

    Betta Chat
    I'm cycling a 20 gallon right now, so my 5 girls are in bowls right now. I kept the bowls close together on my desk, so they could see each other. Well, my cat figured out how to take lids off, so I had relocate them to another room. I wasn't thinking about it, and just lined them up, instead...
  9. Sick betta fish, but not a disease!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Help me please! My crowntail betta fish, Fred, recently started to not act like himself, and it has gotten worse as the days progress. On Monday, Fred had parts of his tail torn off. The parts didn't look like tail rot, because there is no brown on the base, and I has not progressively gotten...
  10. Trouble with three betta. Depression? SBD?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Alright. I have three betta afflicted right now, two crowntails (Cassio and Wheatley) and one Halfmoon (Simple). Originally Cassio and Simple were tankmates in a split 10gal when I noticed that Cassio was moping about in a slightly odd fashion. He wasn't really struggling or in pain, from what...
  11. Mars the Avenger(/Betta Fish)

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello Betta Fish forums, I would like to introduce Mars. Named after the patron deity of ancient rome. His fins are blood red, with bone white accents, and his body is a pale redish purple (like the attire of any roman nobility). He reigns over his 2.5 gallon kingdom, which is of a moderate...
  12. Velvet, Swim Bladder or Depression HELP

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    :-( I have always kept my male betta (not sure what breed he is) in a double tank so he could see my female crown tail. Scuito (my male betta) has always been active, swimming around the tank & he got along REALLY well with my crown tail. When she died I got another female betta (don't know her...
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