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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Yesterday I noticed my betta's stomach looked a bit round and bloated, so I started looking up what it could be. I found that he could just be bloated but became worried when one site said that it could be dropsy because it is more noticeable when you look from the top of the water down at the...
  18. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    It's been a while since I've logged on, but I picked up betta fish again when I was given a gorgeous little koi betta from petco for my graduation. Unfortunately, that meant I didn't have time to cycle the tank (5.5g fluval spec, heated), but I change the water daily 25-30% and have been...
  19. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    This is Helios, I have had him for 3 years and got him from a local pet store. About 4-5 months ago he developed odd white lumps under his eye and on this tail. I kept an eye on these and added aquarium salt and IAL to help any possible issues naturally and placed him in a 1g medical tank, I...
  20. Betta Fish Care
    The first betta fish that I got about 6 months ago died a few days ago and I don't understand what I did wrong. He used to live in a 30l (about 8gal) Mirabello newa tank, the pump, heater, light and 2 filters came with it, I only had to add the media to the pump. I cycled the tank before...
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