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  1. Experts, Klaus needs help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta, Klaus, has been through the ringer. He did have swim bladder, so we fasted him for 3 days and switched foods per a forum expert’s advice. He was fine for a couple of weeks. Then, one week ago, he started to exhibit similar symptoms. We assumed we were feeding too much (3 pellets 4x...
  2. Cataracts??

    Betta Fish Care
    Hey everyone, Today I was feeding my betta named King and I saw something that is making me a bit worried. He has this white dot that is forming in the middle of his eye. It isn’t in his actual pupil, but on I think the outermost layer of his eye. There is an identical white dot on each eye. He...
  3. Please Help!! Popeye?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi! I have a female betta (Barb) who I’ve had for almost a year. Last week her heater broke and I installed a new one two days ago. She is in a two gallon tank with gravel, a filter, a mystery snail, and java ferns. On Thursday, within the span of 10 hours she got a HUGE bubble over her right...
  4. New F Betta, Ich or Velvet??

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My mom surprise bought me a betta from a local shop since the one I ordered died. It's a tiny little blue lady, and I don't know what to identify her as yet in terms of type. The housing is temporary as we're waiting on money for moving and then upgrading stuff afterward. She'll move up to my...
  5. Tumor or Growth on Betta?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! I am rather new to the betta world and my current betta, Proteus, is the only one I have ever owned. I have had him for around half a year now, though I have noticed that he has some strange growth on his side. I think the lump appeared around 2 or 3 months ago, but I had assumed it was...
  6. Oh no! Bacteria from Oto to Betta?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi everyone! Just a quick one. I purchased two otos from my local aquatics store to put with my Half-Moon betta. The reason I got two was as a trial period. If he did not take to them, I would return them, but if he did, I would get more. Squiggles was doing great with them - basically ignored...
  7. White spots on my betta

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone! I recently got a betta, and I notice that his fins are not open and taut like most bettas--they are very flimsy, and they don't flare out like they are supposed to. On top of that, my betta also has some white spots on his head and his gills. Is he sick? I asked the guy I bought...
  8. Help I don't know what is wrong with my betta!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Please please help I have no idea what is hanging off the ends of my betta's fins. It started as a little piece of white fuzz that he shook off into the water. It looked like some type of fungus to me so I've been cleaning his tank super often and putting aquarium salt in his tank to try and...
  9. Sudden lethargy in bettas! Help!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, It's my first time writing a thread on this website. I currently keep 4 bettas. Three of bettas share a tank with dividers whereas the other one enjoys his privilege in a 4-gallon tank by himself. The bettas in the shared tank (it's approximately 9 gallons with dividers) which I set up about...
  10. White Puffs on Betta

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I noticed my Betta recently developed a couple tiny white puffs, one on the side of his fin and a few on the tips of his fins. He seems otherwise healthy, still eating, swimming. I assume it's some sort of fungus, but I'm unsure what the best thing I should do for him is. I don't want to jump...
  11. Black Spots on Betta- Possibly Fin Rot?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Today I noticed black spots all over my betta's fins and a bit on his body. I got some photos that somewhat show you what he is dealing with. I did not notice anything yesterday but also did not look very closely. He also had what appears to be a white bulge/blister-like object on his top fin...
  12. Scales falling off Betta's face

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello Everyone, I am in dire need of help as I can not find any info on this anomaly anywhere. A bit of history from the fish itself. I got him for free on gumtree listed as a female, which he obviously isn't as I soon found out. I don't know his age or "breed", but he is quite a big boy...
  13. I don't know what's wrong with my Betta!!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    This my first betta fish Blue. I've had him for a few month and haven't had any problems until last week or so when he started picking on my snail. Then I noticed his tail fins where a little worse for wear so i seperated them and treated Blue for fin rot. Now hes got this discolouration under...
  14. What Killed Lazuli? (Also advice on sterilizing tank)

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello all, I was very excited to share a few months back that I had bought a truly beautiful betta named Lazuli from import and breeder Glee Bettas. He arrived in tip top shape and had the personality of a golden retriever - never aggressive or shy, always curious and friendly. Didn't seem...
  15. Fin Rot :(

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've recently purchased a beautiful pink, purple and blue male fighter fish with long flowy fins, named Calypso. He lives in a 9 Litre tank by himself with a soft plastic plant, gravel, heater and filter. Recently, I've noticed that his tail is becoming shorter and more ragged-like towards the...
  16. Help identifying two issues with two different Bettas

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! Thank you for having me here. Just need some help with concerns I have about my Bettas. I will post the questions below, but first a short background. My wife came home about 8 or 9 months ago with two Bettas from Petco and these tiny little tanks. I did not like the tanks at all and...
  17. Please help

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello!! I'm a new betta owner, as I've just bought my first betta fish last month, named Charlie. He's white-translucent with a very pretty purple-ish tone when he's under his light. His tank is a fully equipped 2.5gal with everything including a filter, thermometer, etc except no heater because...
  18. incurable swim bladder disorder

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    about a month ago, i switched my betta to flake food because i forgot to bring back his pellets from college. since then, he's had swim bladder issues for exactly a month now. the tank params are fine, and he switches between a 2.5 gal and a 5.5 gal between college/home breaks, both tanks are...
  19. White bulge?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I am needing some help with my betta, don't know what's going on :( He has developed a white bulge on his stomach area. I first noticed it yesterday. I haven't noticed any changes in behavior, but thought he may be bloated or constipated since it's bulging a little so I haven't feed him for 3...
  20. Fungus or Cotton wool disease?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi there, I have a 1 year old betta named Sharkey. Living conditions are below Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 5 Does it have a filter? Yes, however the flow is very fast therefore I placed 1 layer of panty hoze over the filter to reduce flow Does it have a heater? Yes What...
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