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  1. 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...
  2. Betta fin rot getting worse?!?! Help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! I have 1 male betta in a heated 5.5 gal tank all by himself. The tank is not filtered, though I do preform weekly 50-90% water changes. I have had him for about 3 weeks now. I use prime for a water conditioner but also sometimes use API stress coat water conditioner. About 10 days...
  3. Fin rot? Black when flaring?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So I've had my betta fish The Kraken for almost two years now, and I'm getting nervous about his health because he's getting kind of old (I adopted him from a biology experiment on my campus, so I don't know how old he was when I first got him and I am told bettas only live 2-3 years.) My main...
  4. Fin Rot or just Tearing?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey there! I've noticed a considerable change in my betta's fins and, concerned, I came here to check what I could do to fix it. After exploring and reading a LOT, I've come to realize that there is a lot that I may need to fix about my care. I'm going to fill out the questions and state the...
  5. My Betta's Fins All Of A Sudden Are Shredded?? Please Help !!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello - first I want to thank all of you who post on this forum and assist in these situations. I got my betta Norman about 2 months ago. He is in an aqueon 4 gallon tank. Normally, I do a weekly 40% water change using the gravel vac. On Saturday (2 days ago) I noticed the water had looked...
  6. Does my betta have fin rot?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello. I have a Delta Tail Betta that I have had for about 3 months. He is the only inhabitant of a Fluval Spec 5 gallon aquarium. It has "silk" plants and rounded gravel, a thermometer, a heater (kept at 80 degrees), and the filter that came with the aquarium. I don't turn on the day lights...
  7. Vicious Filter

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Ribbon's fin was recently destroyed because of the strong current produced by my aquarium's filter. Anyone recommend any betta-safe filters? Please reply if so. Today I am going to petco to get shrimp for ribbon to promote his fin growth. Anything I should pick up while I'm there?
  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. Finrot, biting, or sharp deco? AKA Oh Sebastion...

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Sorry in advance for the whole biography of the fishy experience... :-D So I bought my first betta in about 10 years on friday, and everything had been going swimingly until now. I had aged the water in the tank before buying him for ~1 week only adding Prime to the water at the time. When I...
  10. Help!! Fins got bitten off!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I bought a new betta and had it shipped to my house, and as soon as it arrived i realized that my Super Delta's fins had been seriously bitten off by other fish. The tail is reduced to half it's size :( so my new betta is 6 months old and looks completely healthy (despite the fins being bitten)...
  11. Stopping Fin Tearing?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Backround: ok, so about a week ago i noticed that my Veil Tail betta, Knight, was gettin some rips in his tail! i looked at it but there was no black spots,i tryed to post a thread on here (did not work for some odd reason) after that i put off finding a cure. i just showed him his mirrior last...
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