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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    This is a betta rescue I did las Thursday. Someone posted two bettas for adoption who belonged to two small children. One of them is doing great! I’ve been trying since then to get this one feeling better, but I don’t feel that I’ve made progress. They didn’t have a heater when I first picked...
  2. 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...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My male veiltail betta, Steve, was experiencing some fin fraying on his tail fin about 4 days ago. I added some aquarium salt after a water change and it looked like it was getting better for a couple of days and this morning it was almost healed, but then tonight it got bad within the span of...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! I noticed that my betta has white cotton stuff around him and found out that it was fungal infection. I don't know what to do and how I could help my lil guy. He's been laying on his side for two days :( I ordered medicine on Amazon but it won't come until tomorrow. What could I do to...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    **** In the picture submitted you can clearly see a healthy betta fish in the top 3 pictures. Those pictures are from May 2017 when he was first brought home from the pet store. The bottom 3 pictures are from last night. This is a betta fish. I wasn't aware of the type of care that these fish...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have had my betta for two months going on three now. I had him in a case at work for a month then I took him home and got him a tank . Trying to set my tank I have had issues getting the correct filter and I'm learning as I go..my fish has become super sick. I have been reading on his symptoms...
  7. Betta Chat
    My daughter's betta fish was floating sideways in his tank this morning. I'll admit, the tank was a little overdue for a cleaning, and I put him in his other bowl as soon as I found him on his side. He is now swimming upright, but I'm still concerned. He doesn't seem to be well...
  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I just came home to find that a few scales have flaked off my betta. He's not acting like he is in pain, I don't know what to do!!! Housing What size is your tank? 10 Gallons What temperature is your tank? 78 F Does your tank have a filter? Yes Does your tank have an air stone or other type of...
  9. Betta Fish Care
    My Nitrites are persistently high due to a cycle crash and now my poor betta is showing signs of nitrite poisoning despite me doing 50% water change every day. Started doing two water changes a day last night because they spike right back up. I'm only feeding him one pellet a day now too. Didn't...
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    As of right now, I can't get any good pictures, my betta is darting around too much, I'll try later:) Today I noticed a brown worm thing hanging between Draco's (clamped) pectoral fins. It looks similar to a bloodworm. Also, I think he has ammonia poisoning, so I did a 100% change today. Here's...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 56 Gallons What temperature is your tank? Around 76 degrees F Does your tank have a filter? Yes, Marineland HOT Magnum Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No What tank mates does your betta fish live with? about 7 guppies, 2 platinum...
  12. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I think I've made some wrong turns in trying to get my new Betta to feel better and now he's got clamped fins and moves seldomly and either doesn't eat or spits his food out. I know these are signs of a sick Betta, I'm just trying to figure out the next move because I keep making a...
  13. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Please help!! My silver betta acts odd every single time I change his water. He gulps at the air at the top of his tank and doesn't move. This time I changed his water, it was a whole new bowl, new gravel, and new 100% guaranteed fish safe decor, like plastic-looking plants. But it was half his...
  14. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I was doing a water change and kept my Petco king betta in its cup while doing so. While I was out of the room he jumped out and landed on the floor; we were able to get him back in his cup and eventually the tank, but once we put him back we noticed that his left pectoral was pinned to his side...
  15. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a crowntail male betta living in a 3.5 gallon tank with a filter and a heater that keeps the temperature at 80 degrees. He has no tank mates, and I do a 50% weekly water change, but lately because of his lethargic state and his swollen gill, I've been doing 80% water changes every second...
  16. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a crowntail male betta, and I noticed recently he's been looking really pale. He lives in a 3.5 gallon tank, with a heater, a thermometer which says the water is at 80degrees, a filter, and has no tank mates. I do a 50% water change once a week, and feed him 3 pellets of Aqueon once a...
  17. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey friends! I'm a new owner of a beautiful, super active and friendly male crowntail Betta named Charlie, or Chilli for short. I adopted him from a pet store just under a month ago, as he had a popped gill and couldn't be sold. He was treated before I got him and he seems fine with his gill...
  18. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? About 5 litres What temperature is your tank? 27-28 degrees celcius Does your tank have a filter? No Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Is your tank heated? Yes What tank mates does your betta fish live with? No Food What type of food...
  19. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Fish people of the world, I need help! I have a couple of questions that need answering…sorry in advance for the long post. I hope you will bear with me and read through the whole thing. I am not a fish person, but I came across my male Betta fish, Sir Floatley Geoffers, a little over a month...
  20. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Okay, I have a female betta, about a year old. She was perfectly happy an healthy before I went on vacation. I asked around about how I should feed her while I was gone and everyone said a desolating tab would be fine. Well apparently not for Dora (named for her exploring). I got back after a...
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