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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 2 Does it have a filter? No Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 80 Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? yes Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? no Food: What food brand do you use? New Life Do you feed...
  2. Betta Fish Care
    Hi I'm Brandi I just have a question. I'm giving medication to my betta fish Sapphire and my roommates' betta fish Ricky for their fin rot and the bottle doesn't specify how many times per day to give it to them but I've done it twice a day so far, Could that be harmful to them or is it okay to...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I think my fish has swim bladder...I recently noticed that his belly is swollen and that he tilts to the side and floats to the top. I heard about this and I am a new fish owner..I know I am not over feeding him but I believe its the blood worms that I feed him. Are the only treatments...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! I'm kind of new to owning a betta, I had one for about three years but never really had any problems with him. However, I've recently adopted a veil tail betta; I've had him for about six months now. I was cleaning his tank today and noticed that the very tips of two of his fins are...
  5. Betta Fish Care
    I bought a half moon betta at Petco on Tuesday and he has been housed in a 3 gallon tank from Walmart. That tank has a heater and filter and bubbling mechanism that keeps it nice and clean. Temp is at $75. I have given him pellets the first few days and now Im feeding him flakes and worm treats...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! I have had my betta fish for a year. He lives in a heated 5 gallon tank with natural plants and driftwood. I was leaving my area for break and gave my fish to a friend to look after. BAD MOVE! After 2 1/2 months, I came back to find the water dirty, they never plugged in the heater, and...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey guys. So recently, I bought a CrownTail Betta. It now resides in a 3.5 gallon tank with a filter and a heater. The heater cannot be adjusted but the water reads 80 degrees. Anyways, a week has gone since I bought him so I decided to change the water. I put him in the container I got him in...
  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello everyone, I just bought a combtail (I think so at least) a few days ago. I noticed that he was rather twitchy, and I think that he may have been flashing. Today I noticed that on one of his fins, he has what almost looks like pinhole fin rot, but has a black line in the middle, surrounded...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello Betta Friends! I have had my betta for almost six months, and am currently battling an agressive case of fin rot. His tank is 3 gallons, heated to maintain a temp of 80 degrees, weekly 100% water changes, and UGF with an air pump adjusted to a very gentle flow that does not disturb my...
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello everyone, I've used this forum in the past so religiously and it's done wonderful things to help me out. Unfortunately, I'm running into some problems with my little buddies and I haven't been able to find much that's helpful to our specific predicament. I have four betta fish. The...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    okay; so i bought a dragonscale - crowntail betta from petsmart. i got him a 5 gallon tank with heater and filter. also a moss ball. (the lady said it would eat algae and the fish would like it). he seemed happy exploring his new tank. then he started to just hang around in certain places. later...
  12. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a female betta thats not even six months old. She used to be very energetic and love to eat, but i don't think she has eaten anything in about 6-8 days. I feed her one or two flakes because i dont want it to sit, but she never even eats those! Her color is very dull, and at certain angles...
  13. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So, like before if you guys remember, I had noticed white tips to Aoi's pelvic fins-- and found that's normal. (thank goodness) But it's like once I stopped worrying, THEN he shows other signs of problems! However, I'm not panicking. (Not yet, anyways) Housing What size is your tank? 3gal...
  14. Betta Fish Care
    I have had my betta for a couple months now and recently got a new one gallon tank with a filter. I just did a 50% water for the first time with this tank and now he is swimming around like crazy and hanging out mostly at the top of the tank. He hasnt eaten, and i got a glimpse of him and it...
  15. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    my boyfriend and i got a bright red betta fish two weeks ago. he has been perfectly fine, swimming being active then two days ago i notice he was a little sluggish and not doing much. well yesterday (saturday) when i cam home from work it looked as though he had two white holes in his fin and...
  16. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Tank size: 2 gallons Food used: TetraMin Tropical flakes Water conditioner: Top Fin betta water conditioner I just got my fish last week, and yes he was in a fish bowl haha but I didn't know much about fish, but then I noticed his fish color starting to fade and it was very depressed, so I got...
  17. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Symptoms: Is not active. lies at the bottom and comes up only for air, or stay at the surface in a corner. Darts around and purposely runs into anything he can (gravel, rocks, etc) in an effort to scratch itself.
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