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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    recently, ive had 3 bettas develop fin rot. let me give you some background info: my female (airés) and one of my males (galaxy, the one with more severe fin rot) were recently in bowls. airés was in a bowl for over a month; this was due to me traveling and her staying at my friends house. the...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi there. Below, I have filled out the form I saw on another post in this forum. I’m new to forums in general so please bear with me if I format something incorrectly. I have a male dumbo betta named Gajah who, unfortunately, isn’t doing so well. I’m nowhere near an expert on fish keeping, just...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello All. I'm new to these forums but I doubt I can find anywhere else to post where someone else would care so much about a betta. I picked up a betta fish at the store today hoping he could be saved. Worst that could happen is I lose like 6 bucks, best case scenario I have another betta. Off...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had my betta for about a year now. He is not the most active but chills around moving slowly but for the past 2 days he's been hiding under a scuba helmet decoration in the tank. He still comes up to eat but it looks like he is struggling to swim. He has constantly flap front fins to stay...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I've had my sweet veil tail for about 3.5 years now. I went on a business trip last week and had my friend feed him for me for the ~8 days I was gone. When I got back I noticed this white spot on his head. When I took a pic it looked like a scratch but I'm wondering if someone with a more...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have had my Betta fish for one year now and yesterday when I went to go feed him I noticed a very small white dot on his head. I’ve never seen it before so I immediately researched it. Everything I read says that my betta may have Ich. The white spot isn’t raised. I went to the store and...
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  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I adopted a sick betta yesterday and he is experiencing swollen lips and a bump on his forehead. I treated immediately with Lifeguard and followed up with another dose today. When he came home, his lips were crusty yellow and today, they are not. The bump though has grown and looks yellow...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I adopted a betta yesterday with swollen lips and a bump on his forehead. His lips had a yellow crust to them and the bump looks yellowish. I gave him a Lifeguard Tablet and his lips are less swollen and not yellow, but the bump grew. What else can I try? I want to help him out as much...
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    All of a sudden my betta fish’s one pectoral fin is very small and whithered away.. it looks like it just happened over night, I’m not too sure what happened, he hasn’t moved from one spot and if he does swim a little he doesn’t use that fin, when I give him good he just spits it back out. I’m...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 5 Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 79° F Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No but I have some Marimo moss balls Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? No Food: What food...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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