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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I rescued a sick betta from petco. I wasn’t gonna get a fish just stuff to start cycling a tank, but he looked like he wouldn’t make it another day but like he wanted to. So I brought him home and I had no other option then to just cycle my tank for a couple hours and put him in there. I don’t...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello. My boyfriend and I have had a betta fish for about 4 years now... We rescued him from our local pet shop because he was floating on the top of his bowl and was super sickly. My boyfriend hand fed him and we miraculously cured him from the brink of death. He has been a happy fish for the...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello all! I have had my betta fish since August of ‘19. He has handled a few different moves since then very well. I went away for a few days and when I got back I’ve noticed he isn’t swimming or nearly as active as he use to be and he is either found resting on his side on the bottom or in his...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 3.5 Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 78-79 Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? One ghost shrimp Food: What food brand do you use...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So I'm desperate for answers. I had a Betta fish for only a year that died back in October 2019 (RIP Nox). I was very attached to him and he would follow me around the tank whenever I'd walk by. One day he started to act very lethargic. Shortly after his tail started to tear and his color...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, My beloved Betta has been showing signs of dropsy for about 1 month. I noticed the pine conning about 3 weeks ago. He can no longer swim and basically just sits at the bottom of the tank and barely moves. He only shows swelling in one area so I wasn't sure if this is indeed dropsy and...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Blue has this bump on his back! Hoping it's not fatal. Need help diagnosing him so we can treat him. He's alittle over a year old.
  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My stupid cat somehow managed to scoop my betta out of his tank or something I'm assuming it was my cat because she likes to drink the fish water but he was in a ten gallon so she usually doesn't notice him although she may have scared him and he jumped out, but he was completely dry on the...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My child's betta fish appears to be dying. I noticed he was laying on the bottom on the gravel gasping yesterday morning. I've also noticed his declining energy in the past few weeks. I immediately moved him to an emergency tank with a minimal amount of aquarium salt and BettaFix. He appears...
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My darling boy King Popzy is so sick and it hurts me so much to see him like he is. It kinda looks like TB but he may just be old? It was kinda gradual I noticed him slowing down over a matter of weeks. Now he lays on the bottom, eyes clouded, color fading, barely eating and I can't handle it...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I wanted to reduce the current of my filter so I put a sponge without checking the brand or any information regarding aquarium use. So after like an hour or so my beta was not moving and thought he was dead but when I touched the water he swam which was a relief because I thought he was gone. I...
  12. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I purchased a baby betta at petco over a month ago. He's an office fish. He's grown to about twice the size he was when I first got him. I noticed last week that he seemed a little sluggish and didn't get excited when I went to feed him. I did a 50% water change before leaving the...
  13. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had Finley for three years now in a 5 gallon Fluval Chi tank with a filter and a heater set at 79 degrees. I tested his water last week and all parameters seem to be fine. Ran out of testing strips so I havent tested it lately, but I have been doing 50% water changes everyday and treating...
  14. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Help! My betta seems to be under stress or something. Maybe a parasite? It's been having seizures and then lying on it's side on the ground heavily breathing. He has completely stopped eating and he's been at it for a couple of days. He has never done this before and I'm scared for his life...
  15. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta, Spitfire, somehow squeezed himself into my loach's coral rock to get the loach's algae tablet (he and the yoyo get along fine even when they steal each other's food) and got stuck on the way out. He's COMPLETELY torn up! He has NO SCALES left and his fins are SHREDDED. 98% of them are...
  16. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta fish Ben has suddenly become very lethargic over the past few days and has decided to lay still on his side on the bottom of his tank. He has grown progressively paler and duller in color over the past few days and his fins are wearing a bit more than usual. I took him out and put him...
  17. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So we're first-time betta owners, and we've been pretty amazed by this little guy's personality. Had him about 6 months...he's had some appetite changes over the past few weeks, and then he just stopped eating and is moving very little. We'd been less good about water changes recently, so we...
  18. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My Betta fish suddenly developed these pale stripe looking things . This morning the Betta was fine but now these appeared. Things that might be helpful: 2.5 Gal tank with light filter. No heater. Swimming mostly at feeding time Seems stressed at night (occasionally trying to jump out of tank...
  19. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi I bought my betta in September. He's alone in a 10 gallon aquarium. I change the water every week and everything was perfect until a couple of days ago. He was just lying near a rock for 2 days and when I checked on him he hadn't eaten at all but most scary part was that his eye was...
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