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  1. Help! recurring fin melt :(

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My male betta Huojin has been struggling with fin melt since a little after I bought him in Nov 2015. What I've been doing is taking his filter out then dosing him with melafix until his clearish edges kind of heal up. (Yes, I have recently become aware that Melafix can damage betta's...
  2. Guppy Fins Too Heavy- What To Do?

    Other Fish
    Hello all, I purchased a few male guppies a while back, and one of them had amazing, HUGE fins. I named him Hydra. All was well until they began to get shredded by the friendly option over food between the four. I now have only two males, Nicholas and Hydra, who get along great and very bonded...
  3. Ripping or Biting?

    Betta Fish Care
    I have never had tail problems with Sherlock until just recently. I'm not sure if this is ripping, biting, or both, and if it's ripping I'm not sure what he could be catching his tail on. The tank has three silk plants (soon to be two silk and one live), a moss ball, heater, thermometer, and...
  4. A list of problems... Please help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have two half moon bettas (one actually may be a feather tail but we aren't quite sure). One we've had for a little over a month and the other we have had for about 2 weeks. We have a 5.5 gal divided for the two of them, one snail and one ghost shrimp also. We have a heater, and filter (with a...
  5. Curling fins?!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm a fairly new fish "parent." I've have Flitter, my Crowntail betta for a couple months now and I've noticed that the very ends of his fin rays are no longer pointed. They also seem to be curling in some areas, maybe? To be honest, I have no idea if there's something wrong or not, but if this...
  6. a buble in his fin?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    please help, I've had Leopold since December and am SO excited he's lived this long.....So I'd say since yesterday he's been a little hidden, He's in a 10 gallon tank with filter heater, cave and coral decor. this afternoon he finally came out and swam to the top so I went to him to say hi and...
  7. ...Fins turning white????

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I need some help. My betta(a blue and red crowntail) has been happy and healthy since i got him 3 or 4 weeks ago but recently the tips of his fins have been turning a white color and he is naturally this something to worry about or is it all ok? Any advice would help. Thx for your time...
  8. Giant hole in dorsal

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So Sebastian was swimming happily before I went to have a shower. When I got back ~45 minutes later, his dorsal fin had colapsed and a hole had appeared near the base, smack in the middle of his fin. I immediately pt him in a smaller tank (0.8 gallon) with 1tsp/gallon AQ salt for the time being...
  9. White tipped fins?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So there is a bit of a story behind my fish. Over Christmas break my family and I went on vacation for a week, and I left my fish in the care of my uncle. Well he spilled half of her food into the tank during the first day and never bothered to clean it out and continued to feed her more each...