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  1. New Betta; Questionable Spots

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi all! I got a new betta last week and noticed some dark coloring/spots along his bottom, tail and a few on his sides. Just concerned and wanting to make sure he is getting help if he is sick! A photo of each side of Alpha are attached! Sorry if it’s just coloring or something normal, I just...
  2. Dark discoloration

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 4-ish Does it have a filter? It does now, but it did not before when this started. Does it have a heater? No What temperature is your tank? Sorry, I don't know. around room temp. Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Does...
  3. Strange scale discoloration

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a 2 year old dragon scaled male betta (Iroh). He is in a 5 gallon heated and filtered tank. 5 days ago I put a platy in with him, who is currently doing wonderful. Today Iroh was hanging at the bottom the tank more than usual and I noticed dark to black discoloration on his side and...
  4. URGENT PLEASE HELP!!!!! Possible graphite disease?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, I had just brought my betta back home and did an 100% water change, and I didn't add water conditioner right away because I couldn't find it. I thought that my city water was pretty clean... I've done 100% water changes before and sometimes didn't add conditioner right away, but...
  5. Discoloration on bottom of betta

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone :love: I'm not sure if this is a disease or not, but I've noticed that my betta fish "Socks" has a bit of discoloration on his pelvic fins and under his body. It sometimes looks dull grey and other times looks tan/dullish brown. I took some pictures an hour ago and it was tan, but...
  6. My betta got a silver/grey patch?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi everyone, I have a betta fish that has been perfectly fine for the past 2 months, and I've been changing his water once a week and nothing's happened so far but this: Over the past 2 weeks, my betta (Socks) developed a small silver/grey patch of scales under his mouth/gills and near his...
  7. HELP ME :( My betta is fading away!! :'(

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello new here and i really need some help my poor little guy Gandalf is a Halfmoon Tail Betta and i havent had him for to long now hes pretty active but seems to like to chill alot and just kinda float there he has a pinky body with faded blue grey fins the tips of his fins are all red i just...
  8. I don't know what's going on!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Ok there's a lot here so bear with me. About a week and a half ago I finally was able to get a 10 gallon aquarium for my betta (he'd been in a 1 gallon so I thought he'd like this one--he didn't). And about a week into introducing him to the new aquarium I added some other buddies (a pleco, an...
  9. Betta loosing color/scales in the head, which is swollen

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello everybody, My betta, Poseidon, was alone during holidays. He remained also for 4 days without food and the 5th day and for 4 days my flatmate was feeding him. But yesterday that i got back i found him like in the photos (swollen face, loosing color in the face and it is like his scales...
  10. Emergency: Betta Has Not Eaten in Over a Week

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had my betta for over a year and I recently purchased a larger 2 gallon-sized bowl for it but noticed that it previously did not want to eat when I fed it. After he seemed happy forming bubbles around the rim of the bowl, he still continued to not eat. I did some research and purchased a...
  11. Black belly discoloration and hiccuping. Internal problem?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello all. I really need your help. My male crown tail, Finley, suffered from Temp. Shock around August. He's still suffering from what I believe is a sensitive immune system. Today, he's easily prone to constipation, bloating, and swim bladder. The thing I'm worried about is his discoloration...
  12. My betta is dying is there anything I can do

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My stupid cat somehow managed to scoop my betta out of his tank or something I'm assuming it was my cat because she likes to drink the fish water but he was in a ten gallon so she usually doesn't notice him although she may have scared him and he jumped out, but he was completely dry on the...
  13. White/silver scales under Gills?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Yesterday I moved my fish from a 1 gallon to a 5 gallon. As I took him out of the smaller tank, I noticed that around his gills his scales had turned white or silver. I thought it was a stress stripe but now I looked up how those look and I don't think it's that. Housing How many gallons is...
  14. Reddish spots on gills...? (not dire)

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta's got some red discoloration around her gills. She's had it since I brought her home 6 weeks ago (the first attached pic was taken before I ever put her in the tank), and it doesn't seem to have gotten worse all this time, it's just always been there. Her behavior is normal and she's...
  15. brown spots on my betta

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey everyone. Recently had to move my female, Daphne, from my sorority tank to a bowl, for the time being. She seemed to be much happier there, but yesterday I noticed some weird discoloration on the top of her head, I thought just maybe it was normal or marbling or something. Obviously her poor...
  16. Fin Rot?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have had my betta, Schooner, for about a year now. I will include a picture, but when I first got him he had beautiful full fins that were white around the edges and reddish towards his body, and the main part of his body was a silvery-grey color. I just got him back from a friend of mine who...
  17. Discoloration of betta body/scales

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I got my newest betta ten days ago from Petco. It's been a while since my last betta, but I just couldn't resist the urge to save a fish from a life spent in a tiny cup. My last one was about 4 years ago, and I have only recently discovered websites like this one with proper care techniques and...
  18. I think Caroline is turning black!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi! So my fish, Caroline seems to be turning blackish. I will tank some pics soon. Her tails that were tealish are also turning reddish. She does have these red lines near her gills that look like cuts, but I don't think that has anything to do with it. I walked into my room to feed her and she...
  19. Black discoloration.. Possible Fur Coat?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello. I am new to this website! I need your expertise on curing my male crowntail betta of what I'm suspecting is "Fur Coat Syndrome". Or velvet? I am in the process of getting him a heated and better filtered tank in the near future. I think it's Fur Coat...but I also think it could be...
  20. Discoloration questions

    Betta Fish Care
    It's not an emergency. It's probably not a disease. So I guess it goes here. Please by all means move if it's in the wrong section. Why is my betta's belly kind of like brownish copper or something? Should I be worried? I think I've seen people commenting about this kind of thing before, but...
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