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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi guys, so I recently bought 2 bettas. I had to keep them in jars for a while because, while I had tanks to put them in, I was not expecting to leave the pet store with fish in tow, and yet I did. I got them on October 2nd and they were in the jars for about a month. I was doing 90% water...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    i have a separate thread where you can see the progression of my betta, harry’s illness. (the only other one i had) and i decided to start a new one. just tonight i noticed him pineconing and i don’t know what to do. Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 10 Does it have a filter? yes HOB...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I got my betta at petsmart in late July- I work at the location I got him at so I luckily know his history from when he arrived at the store. I didn’t know I would be taking him home when the bettas first came in; so he stayed on the shelf for about 5 days before I caved and decided to buy him...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, Thank you for clicking this post. My betta has currently had a swollen abdomen for two days now and has been lethargic and not eating. I thought it might be dropsy but I don’t think I see visible pine coning. I have fasted him for the past 3 days and given him daily epsom baths in a...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, I have a female betta fish which I have had for over a year. She recently got dropsy (huge swollen body, typical pineconing of scales, bulging eyes, so am quite sure it's dropsy). I keep myself educated on betta fish diseases so I knew I have to act immediately. I immediately...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, this is my little guy Squish. I’ve had him since October 2019 with little to no health problems along the way. He is in a heated &filtered 5-gallon tank with places to hide and silk plants throughout. About 3 days ago I noticed he may have been starting to show signs of swim bladder disease...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    i think my betta fish castiel has dropsy. i followed the instructions i found on google and set up an aquarium tank with iodine-free salt, water treatment, a bubbler, a heater, a thermometer, and i added two (fake) betta leaves for him to hide/rest. I've added bettafix medication. i fed him the...
  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey everyone, this is my Betta, Peppa. He has been super healthy recently. He is a picky eater though. My concern here is wether he’s just backed up or has dropsy.... I don’t see how it could be dropsy as he is a healthy fish and his tank is cleaned and such regularly. But I don’t know if he’s...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Here we go again, I think my Betta is having the start of dropsy. He is still perky (When he wakes up in the morning he zooms around the tank flaring just for the fun of it for a solid 5 minutes or so) and has no trouble eating, but his scales are worrying me. Further more I realize he is...
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta, Peter Parker, doesn’t feel so good. He’s still acting normal, interested in eating, and generally active, but he looks terrible. It started at the beginning of quarantine because I stayed with a friend for 4 months to get out of my home, leaving Peter in my mom’s care. She fed him...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    The craziest thing happened. My betta has been acting strange for the past few days and I though it was a parasite so I have been treating him with API General Cure. At first he was spasming and swimming erratically around the tank. Then, I noticed some fin rot. He began laying at the bottom of...
  12. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello all, I became a first time fish keeper 3 weeks ago and got a beautiful (I think double tail) Betta fish. He was initially really lively, eating a lot and very active, but he also used to twitch from time to time and surf the glass but I thought it was normal behaviour. A few days ago he...
  13. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone. So just to give you a quick run down, my betta has always had a hard time with digesting (he’d always bloat and then it’d go down within a few days). Around a week and a half ago, I noticed my fish no longer being as active as he normally is (he’s very hyper, normally). He was...
  14. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi there, It would appear that I have a male Betta with a case of Dropsy. What’s confusing me is that he has been this way for weeks now (at least 3) with minimal change in symptoms. The only difference I’m seeing is that he is no longer hovering at the surface and mouth breathing. In all...
  15. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 10 gallons Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 78 Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? Yes. Divided tank with 2 other female Bettas...
  16. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Stomach starting growing 2 days ago, diet is strictly BettaMin flake medley, rejects anything else. Will go up to top and bottom of tank, is perfectly active. I can’t tell if his scales are pineconed or he’s just fat. He gets fed a lot because we love him so much, maybe a little too much. Can...
  17. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello folks! I've had my DT betta, Finn, for about a year and a half and he's been a great little guy (despite his fin-chewing habit). I have experience keeping several bettas a long time ago, but I've forgotten a lot about it since then! I had surgery on my ankle about 12 days ago and stayed...
  18. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    my betta calypso began exhibiting dropsy and pineconing last week. shes been treated with kanaplex and and pure epsom salt since i first noticed. now shes started to develop fungus. is it best to euthanize her? or should i keep treating her for a bit, then if i see no improvement, euthanize. she...
  19. Betta Memorials
    I want to say goodbye to Xander who was not even 1 year old. I got you on the 25th of May when you were 7 months old and even though I only had you for three months, the bond felt much more stronger than that. But then you developed a sudden case of dropsy and pineconed within a single day. I...
  20. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I recently returned home after 1.5 weeks away. I had a friend house and pet sitting. 2 days after I got home, my betta Fish Mooney, started swimming on his side. I thought he may have been overfed, causing the bloating, so I fasted him for 2 days thinking that would help his bloating. Then...
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