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  1. Rescued Betta Needs Help

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I adopted a sick betta yesterday and he is experiencing swollen lips and a bump on his forehead. I treated immediately with Lifeguard and followed up with another dose today. When he came home, his lips were crusty yellow and today, they are not. The bump though has grown and looks yellow...
  2. Is this velvet? Please help

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I’m fostering Fishy. He’s been swimming erratically and rubbing against rocks so I did some research. I’m worried he has velvet. I don’t want to treat with copper unless I’m sure. Can anyone say with certainty that this is velvet and if so is he beyond saving? Don’t want his last days to be...
  3. Betta not moving! Need help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi there! Hope you can help me with this! I just set up my first tank and purchased a lovely little betta fish. I did plenty of research beforehand, so I let my new 9 gallon aquarium cycle for a week and a half (with bio boost). It's got a few plants, as well as a small cave. I additionally...
  4. Please Help! Betta has white fungus growing on body

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have three bettas. Yesterday, my halfmoon(Sushi) died from what I believe was a fungal infection. It started with white, clear-ish, fungus growing out of his gills then it slowly spread pver his body within three days. He quickly became lethargic and just stayed wrapped around his heater. He...
  5. I don't know what's wrong with my Betta!!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    This my first betta fish Blue. I've had him for a few month and haven't had any problems until last week or so when he started picking on my snail. Then I noticed his tail fins where a little worse for wear so i seperated them and treated Blue for fin rot. Now hes got this discolouration under...
  6. Ammonia, Half cycled tank, and a young fish HELP!

    Betta Fish Care
    One 3 month old betta Fish, marimo balls, Half cycled tank?, using Prime and testing at correct times, ammonia riddled tap water..... HELP! PLEASE! allow me to give you some details... I was given a tank cycled with just the gravel in it, I let it run a few days and ended up with a fish a...
  7. What's wrong with him?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 1 gallon I think Does it have a filter? No Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 75 Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Yes Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? None Food: What food brand do you use? (I...
  8. My betta might be dying!!! He stopped eating 5 days ago due to dropsy??

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I am currently studying in France and my Betta traveled with me. It was hard to get all the necessities, so his temporary home is a 2.5G with no filter but I change the water every 2-3 days (using API Stress Coat + Seachem prime conditioner) I've had him since April. I don't know what happened...
  9. My fish has jumped his tank! (A cleaning day disaster)

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Ok... So today I was cleaning out my the three gallon belonging to my beautiful Half-moon Plakat Dandy. Just like I always do, I fished him out and put him into a small cup with some of his tank water in it... Except this time I think I put just a bit to much water in. Long story short I found...
  10. Finrot not getting any better??????

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Tank size: 5 gallons pH: 6.6 Ammonia: 0 Nitrite: 0 Nitrate: 0 Are there any other fish? No. Heater? Yes. Filter? Yes. Aerator? Yes. Plants: Live or fake? Live. Light? Yes. Food? I switch around between pellets and frozen brine shrimp and bloodworms Water conditioner: Prime My betta, Henry, has...
  11. Cannot Figure Out How to Help My Betta, Onyx

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 10 gallons Does it have a filter? Yes, Top Fin Power 10 Filter (I made a filter baffle to divert the water current so it doesn't push Onyx all over the place, and yes the glue side is NOT in the water- it's taped to the top part of the filter cover) Does...
  12. EMERGENCY: Rescue betta with severe body rot

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I was at walmart just now and I found a male crown tail better with severe body rot. I bought him and some clove oil in case I have to euthanize him, but I'm going to try to save him. I have a spare 5 gallon tank with a heater and a filter, as well as a bowl from my less experienced days of...
  13. Cut on side???

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello all, Posting this because I'm insanely worried about my new platinum white betta, today looking at him I noticed he has a red mark as if he's bleeding or scratched himself on the side of him? He never had this before, so this is making me panic. The other side he's okay,all white but this...
  14. 3 year old niece dumped all of the fish food in tank.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have had a female betta affectionately named Aphrodite for about 7 months now, got her in Nov 2015. She's upgraded from a 2.5 gal to a 5 gal to a 10 gal within those last 7 months, and it's in the 10 gal that she will stay. I went away for 4 days and left my brother in charge of feeding...
  15. Small red/brown worms in tank!!!

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hey guys. Today I was cleaning my tank when I cam across some small (Very small) red/brown straight worms on the glass. I panicked and removed the two I saw, and haven’t seen any others. I have a ten gallon with live and fake plants, stocked with 8 corys, 1 betta and 2 guppies. Most are healthy...
  16. I am not sure this is fin rot and I need help fast

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta was not kept in good conditions so I rescued him and helped him out but it seems his condition in his new 5 gal tank is getting worse. He eats fine. his tank is filtered and heated. He is active. But he is losing his fins!!!!!:frown2:
  17. Parasite on Double Tail Betta?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I noticed this white growth (?) on my betta, Peacock. At first I thought gill flukes seeing as it's so close to his gills. However, he doesn't act like he notices it and doesn't rub any more than usual on the decorations. It doesn't appear to move any, but looks slightly fuzzy? It also looks a...
  18. sideways betta ammonia poisoning EMERGENCY

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I'm the owner of a betta that I purchased from PetCo in August 2015. I've kept him in a 1 gallon tank (I've since learned that they do better in larger tanks and I'm going to get him a larger one next week when I get home for summer if he makes it) I have always fed him Tetra BettaMin...
  19. My betta's finrot isn't getting any better?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    What size is your tank? (6 gallons) What temperature is your tank? (25 degrees celsius) Does your tank have a filter? (yes) Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? (air pump) Is your tank heated? (yes) What tank mates does your betta fish live with? (none) Food What type of...
  20. Betta Breathing Hard, Acting Lethargic, Spitting Up Food?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had my female crown tail Athena for about a year and a half now and she's always been very active and full of energy. I did a complete water change a few days ago and also exchanged her heater out for a new one that turns off at 78 degrees F, doing everything I normally do (full cleaning of...
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