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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, About two weeks ago, my betta began developing a darkened patch on the right side of his body. Since then, the patch has deepened into a browny hue and has started to spread onto his left side. My betta’s behaviour seems largely unaltered, although he has been gulping at his bubble...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I have a betta who I believe to be struggling with freshwater velvet. I’m hoping to get further confirmation of my suspicions as well as the integrity of my care plan before proceeding with further treatment. At 11:30 pm last night and again at 11:30 am this morning, I added 0.4 mL of...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    PICTURES INCLUDED Hi guys! Had to skip the introductory post, I’m not new to keeping bettas but my kid has me stumped and now majorly concerned! (Considering euthanasia :( ) Grosso is a male king betta we have kept for the past three years. He had been quite the lemon for us in terms of betta...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I rescued a betta in may and I do not trust his former water conditions and his diet was very poor too. He has brighten up a lot since then, he’s eating his new food well, and moves around a fair amount but sometimes he looks down (sitting in the corner of the top of the cage for hours) and I...
  5. Betta Fish Care
    I made a really stupid mistake. I was going to clean my Betta's tank, which is really needed, as his tank is getting overpopulated with Detritus worms at a very scary rate Usually, when I'm going to clean his tank, I put him in a 1 gallon jar I have laying around. I put the jar in a warm...
  6. Betta Fish Care
    So just a day or two ago I noticed a bit of purple stuff growing the suction cup of my thermometer, and a very very tiny amount on the suction cup of my leaf hammock, in the tank. I assumed it was algae, but I don’t have much experience with algae. I’m just wondering if it is algae, but more...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 20 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 aeration? No Is your tank heated? Yes What tank mates does your betta fish live with? Four platys and 3 ghost shrimp Food What type...
  8. Betta Fish Care
    The largest ones are about a centimeter and a half long. They're white-ish, thin, and wiggly, and seem to cling to the side of his tank. I've tried to take pictures of them, but they don't show up. I woke up today and there was about twice as many as yesterday! I'm a fairly new betta owner, so I...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hope you're having a wonderful day....... I realized my betta fish is bloated and am really worried if it's something serious.... A) Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 1.9 litres Does it have a filter? No. Does it have a heater? No. What temperature is your tank? I don't have a thermometer...
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi fellow fish lovers, I'm hoping you guys can help me diagnose what's wrong with my boy here Housing: How many gallons is your tank? - 6 gallon Does it have a filter? - Yes, JC&P ultra quiet hang on back filter (105 GPH) Does it have a heater? Yes, TopFin compact heater What temperature is...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi all, I have a 30 gallon planted tank, containing 7 Danios (3 Zebra, 4 Pearl), 3 Female bettas, and a few Cory Catfish. After watching my bettas for a few days, I began noticing wounds and missing fins. They were also lethargic, collected at the top. I realized that, although they had been...
  12. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I have a 5.5 gallon tank with a power filter and a sponge filter. I put Indian almond leaves in my fishes tank each time I clean the tank (every 2-3 weeks) and take them out after a few days. His tank has 4 moss balls and has a lot of hiding spaces and fake plants, a lot of plants. My fish...
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  14. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Tank has been running for years, but I've had this Betta since February. 10g, filtered, heated ~80°. Parameters have been at 8 ph, less than 0.25 ammonia (it's not yellow but not as dark as the first block), 0 nitrates and nitrites since I got him so a solid 9 months. It has never fluctuated in...
  15. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey y'all! I've noticed my betta has these odd spots on his back and am not sure what they are to treat them effectively. 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? Not sure, but it is a 10 watt heater Does...
  16. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    hi everyone, my betta has been acting really weird this week and i’m really concerned. please don’t freak out, she has a 5 gallon tank, i pulled her out to take pictures. i’ll attach some, but here are the symptoms: eats food, but misses all the time and all the food ends up dropping to the...
  17. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, I hope someone can help me out. Recently I have noticed a few changes with my betta : It does not want to eat anymore (it basically pecks at the food but does not really eat it, I have tried both the betta pellets as well as the freeze dried brine) Occasionally it comes up and...
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