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  1. 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...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi. I am a college student and I have had a male betta for about a year and a half know. He is a very healthy and lively fish. My home is about 6 1/2 hours away from my school and he has made the trip to and from multiple times. I just came home with him for Thanksgiving break. The car...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I am a college student and have had a male half moon betta for about a year and a half now. He is at college with me and has made several trips to and from my home and my school. He is a very lively and healthy fish. I just recently brought him home for Thanksgiving break. Therefore, he went...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I am feeling awful; I think our betta is pretty sick due to my failure to do enough water changes. This is my first fish, and was unaware that 1/2 gallon tank (sold as betta tank) was way too small for him, and also I feel awful because I was only changing his water every two weeks for several...
  5. Betta Fish Care
    My elephant ear betta, Julian: (isn't he sweet? he loves to interact) I noticed in the last couple months that his right pectoral fin was separating: I read that it's possible for bettas to tear their fins on things in the tank. He loves to spend time in the tree (pictured) and I'm...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Ok, so a couple weeks ago I thought my fish had fin rot but a few members told me it was fin regrowth however this week it has gotten worse and I'm almost certain it is fin rot. I have moved my fish to his emergency tank (11/9/13) which is 3 gallons and heated at 78 degrees (he was in a 10...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta fish has fin rot and I was treating with aquarium salt (1 tsp. per gal.), stress coat and weekly water changes. I was advised by a friend to skip a feeding day but the next day when I went to feed him he wouldn't eat! Now he's lying at the bottom of his tank, can barely move and I don't...
  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My little sister's friend got her a betta fish for her birthday and I adopted him because she's ten. He's a male VT, he is being housed in a ten gallon tank, all of his levels are fine (pH, ammonia, etc.), I feed him 2-3 betta bites and a couple of freeze dried blood worms every morning, the...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey all, I got my latest betta about week ago. I got him from Aquastar71 via Aquabid. This is the first time I've bought a fish from Aquabid. So far he seems to be getting along well but in the last couple days I've noticed his dorsal spread seems to have gone down from a full half moon to more...
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Delta fin milano betta has fin rot...no discoloration, no fungal build up, no swollen eyes or anything. His fins are deteriorating rapidly. the larger belly fin looks like it will fall off soon. treatment with pimafix and melafix failed. he is not lethargic, still active and still eats...
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