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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta ripped a fin a few weeks ago and I wasn't super concerned until this new color change yesterday. He now has an orange-ish patch on his back by his top fin that wasn't previously there, and the top section of his tail is gone and down to nubs of the same color. He's still very active...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi there, my Betta lost a piece of his tail about a month and a half ago, I thought it was slowly getting better but yesterday I noticed that more of his tail is missing. I didn't think it was fin rot because its not black at the tips and its not happening anywhere else. Please how can I help...
  3. Betta Fish Care
    Hi there, I posted on here awhile ago about my betta's back tail looking ripped and ragged worried it was fin rot. We deduced in that forum that he is most likely biting his tail. There are large chunks taken out, and it happens fast. I also only see the damage on his back tail and not his other...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Tiberius is my very first betta and therefore this is my first time dealing with a fish injury. He is in a 5.2 gal imagitarium freshwater aquarium, the filter is quite large but I did not think it would be a problem due to him never going near it and the flow being extremely slow. He has one...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi guys, so my male HM started acting strange yesterday. I noticed him lying all dramatic on his pot decoration. I thought it was funny and I was going to take a picture but he moved. I did not think any of it but I kept observing him since he is next to my desk and I work from home. I noticed...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, Betta Community! I have a peaceful sorority of female Betta. Four females look great, one female we can’t seem to stop worrying about. Since we got her two months ago she seems to always have ripped finnage (sometimes with great new clear growth then bam it’s gone again), I do have white...
  7. 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...
  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    hey! this is amenadiel, next to his sister/tank mate, bonnie lol. okay so i’ve had him since early march of this year. i had recently added some artificial plastic plants without thinking “hey plastic plants can harm his fins.” but the problem is, i got my 2 african dwarf frogs, bonnie & clyde...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! I'm concerned about my betta, Akai. I noticed today that his fins are damaged and I'm not experienced enough to identify whether it's fin-biting, fin-rot, or something else. Housing: How many gallons is your tank? - It's a 10 gallon tank that holds approximately 8 gallons with substrate...
  10. Betta Chat
    Hi! I have a 3-gallon tank from back to the roots. It's a mini aquaponics system that my sister has in her classroom. We have a betta fish and a snail in the tank. I have a heater, a soft plant, moss ball, and a little schoolhouse that the fish (Puffer) can hide in. The water is clear and algae...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello fellow betta lovers! I have fin issues and am completely stumped as to what I can do the help my fish. My tank is a 20 long, divided into three parts. Both end sections have corner filters with lite air flow and the center has a sponge filter. All sections are planted. The center section...
  12. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a male Betta and for the past two weeks I have been treating him for a secondary fungul infection. First, I moved him from a 1 gallon since his 2.5g tanks got overrun by the fungus. I then treated him with API Fungus Cure for a week to no avail. The infection didn't get worse nor did it...
  13. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta has had weird tears on his fins. I'm not sure of this is fin rot or just fin damage. I bougt him some new ones and I pulled out one of them after realizing it was rough. Here is a picture of him: Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet
  14. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 3 Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 80.2 F Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? No Food: What food brand do you use? Omega One Do you...
  15. Betta Fish Care
    Hi everyone! I'm really worried right now because I just noticed that my betta fish (Horatio) is missing a huge chunk of his fin. I'm not sure when this started happening but I had him since mid-September of this year and this is really recent. I'm not sure if it's the log in his tank... but I...
  16. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello forum, I've ready many threads to properly care for my betta, Finnegan, and it has come time where I seek help directly. My boyfriend and I went on Thanksgiving vacation on Tuesday, and set up a brand new 10 gallon tank on Monday (upgrading from a 3 gallon), we made sure to follow many...
  17. Betta Fish Care
    My betta, viggo, lives in a filtered, cycled 10 gallon aquarium. I keep the water at a constant 80 degrees, and do weekly 25% water changes, sometimes biweekly. I rearrange the decorations in his tank about every two weeks, and he has lots of stimulation, like a floating log, a hammock, colorful...
  18. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello Hello! I am hoping someone can help me out with my betta buddy Rothko??? He is a butterfly halfmoon c: I noticed three days ago a LARGE CHUNK was missing from his tail D: And two smaller sections were missing too? Understandably I am concerned!! I've never had this happen, and I would...
  19. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi Betta Lovers! I am new to posting on this site but have browsed a lot of the forums and found a lot of information on the care of Bettas on this site, so thank you all for that! I got Spazz about a month ago from Petsmart and he had perfect fins but over the last few weeks, I've noticed...
  20. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My husband and I got a beautiful male betta about a month ago. Over the past few weeks, I have noticed that his fins seem to be deteriorating. I am wondering if this is fin rot or fin damage due to something sharp in his tank... I filled out the form below, but here is some background on the...
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