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  1. fin rot or fin damage?

    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...
  2. Raggedy Fins

    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...
  3. First time Betta owner help!

    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...
  4. Fin Dropping Off in Chunks

    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...
  5. Finrot/Fungal Treatment for a Betta.

    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...
  6. Fin rot? PLEASE HELP

    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
  7. I can't figure out what's wrong with Abu's fins

    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...
  8. Please help! Fin rot or biting?

    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...
  9. Fin Rot after vacation?

    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...
  10. Fin Damage?

    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...
  11. Please help???? Unsure what is causing fin damage :( ???

    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...
  12. Halfmoon fin damage - Is this fin rot?

    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...
  13. Fin Rot vs Fin Damage

    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...
  14. Rough looking new Betta - Damaged or Fin Rot?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi - this is our 3rd Betta, we've named him Wally... we bought him from Petsmart and he is actually very pretty, but he's in rough condition... His fins are pretty messed up and it almost looks like he's missing some scales. I asked if they knew anything about this fish when I purchased him, but...
  15. Help! My Betta's finds are torn

    Betta Fish Care
    I've had my fish for about 2 1/2 weeks and his fins were perfect. They are now all torn at the edges and getting worse by the day. What is your water temperature? 76-78 degrees What is your pH? pH tested high between 7.8-8.4 because of the hard water :cry: What is your...
  16. My Betta's Tail is Gone!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I recently just came home from a vacation and went to check on my betta boy to see how he was. I immediately found him and saw that he was missing his entire caudal fin, all that was left was a few short ribbons of tail tissue. He has never nipped his own fins before and isn't aggressive with...
  17. Fin rot? Fin biting? Natural coloring? Plant damage?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone! This is my fish Dory: This morning I noticed that both of his pectoral fins were looking frayed. His tail looks fine. He isn't swimming funnily but I'm worried that something might be going on. When I cleaned out his tank yesterday, he seemed fine and I didn't notice anything...
  18. Persistent Fin Disease (Help!)

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My delta-tail Betta splenden has a fin disease I cannot get rid of! Please help if you can, its driving me crazy, and now I've even got recurring nightmares of losing the fish! :sad: HOW IT HAPPENED: Before this splenden there was another. Maskil. A few months after bringing him home from...
  19. Ripped fin fuzz

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey all, my blue betta ripped his fin (the one on top/back) in his new betta log two days ago. He lost part of the fin and now has creepy fuzz on what's left. His water parameters are perfect and in a cycled lightly planted 5g tank @ 80F w sponge filter. He's very well cared for and is acting...
  20. I need advice!! My betta is not as pretty as when I first got him!

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi everyone I got my betta a few weeks ago thought I knew everything I needed to know and that I was doing everything right but he has gotten fin melt so I have done a 50% water change yesterday and started him on melafix.. He is in a 20litre tank with a heater at 26 degrees and has a filter as...
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