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  1. is my betta healthy?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Disclaimer: I know the tank is too small and he should have a heater, but I’m a broke college student and no one else wanted him, so I’m doing the best I can with what I’ve got. Symptoms and Treatment: Photos at the bottom. I rescued this fish from my brother, who’d kept it in the tiny plastic...
  2. Fluval Spec Help!!!

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I recently put my betta Merik in a 5 gallon fluval spec aquarium. It’s great, he loves it- I’ve read a million reviews on how this tank is great for bettas. I also read reviews from people talking about how their bettas love to suction themselves to the grate where the filter is - the setting...
  3. Help/Guidance-Should I pull this betta from Sorority?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello! Would like advise to whether I should pull this betta or not. The sorority has only been together 3 days or so. She definitely has some decent sized fin nips and was being bullied the first couple days and I was about to pull her, but then today I actually saw her flaring when aggressed...
  4. Help please!!

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello my bettas name is Kyle and his fins have seen better days the last few months. I have treated for fin rot and removed everything he could be getting his fins ripped or shredded on while also covering most of the filter slots and cutting most of the flow out of the tank Housing: fluval How...
  5. Worm like thing on my betta??

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello all I got a new betta about 3 days ago and have noticed that there appears to be something either attached to the fin of the betta or the fin has some how knotted together almost. I’ve attached a picture so you can see what I’m talking about. Hoping there’s someone out there that could...
  6. Does my Betta have fin rot??

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I just did a water change this morning, and it didn't go great, I didn't have a net so I tried to get him out with my hands(yes I washed them in conditioned water), I eventually quickly went and got him a net from the store and got him out that way, but that was after pouring his water...
  7. Need advise on this betta

    Betta Chat
    Hi guys. i got this betta from fish market for cheap price for MYR 6. Would like to asks some advise from everyone here 1. Base on the scales color is him sick? 2. Is there anything wrong with the fin? as what i see the edge of the fin seems uneven. 3. I did put water conditioner as the water is...
  8. Fin rot? Velvet?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, My betta (veiltail) has a curled top fin and it almost seems ripped a bit. None of is other fins seem to be damaged at all which is why I dont think its fin rot, but then again Im not a betta expert at all. Also, how will I be able to tell if my betta has velvet, he is a pale almost see...
  9. (first forum) help appreciated, reoccurring tears in betta fins

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    STORY Hi everyone, I have a 1 and a half year old male betta named Moonstone who keeps getting shredded fins. About 1 month after I bought Moon, I noticed that his back fins had slight ripping. At first I believed it was his log hide that was causing the tears. The hide was artificial and was a...
  10. Curling Fins?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had my betta spot for 6 weeks. After week one i noticed that his top, bottom and front fins were being to curl. I thought it might be fin rot so I got him some IAL and began water changes every other day. Still got worse, so I began adding very small amounts of aquarium salt. Still got...
  11. Fin Rot

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My poor betta's fins have been all tattered up for almost a month now :( I immediately began doing water changes every 1-2 weeks and treating the tank with aquarium salt since I read up on it being good for preventing pretty much every illness. I've been adding aquarium salt every other day now...
  12. Noticed Torn Fin...with a red spot?

    Betta Fish Care
    I've had my betta for a month. He is in a 5 gallon, cycled tank with a heater and filter. Water change every 1-2 weeks. He is a Elephant Ear Betta (Man, I love these) Today, I noticed he tore one of his front long fins. I am almost positive he tore it on this fake plant I have in the tank...
  13. Need Diagnosis for Bubbly/Discolored Top Fin

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi All, My office has a fish named WebEx that most people treat with amusement but lately it has gotten sick and its breaking my heart - I am a fish lover. I don't have total control of the tank/care situation since it's not my fish but I could use some advice so that I can try to influence the...
  14. Fin Curl!!!!

    Betta Fish Care
    Help! I just bought him from a local store. I just cycled my tank. if you need more information about it: pH:7.8pH Ammonia: 0ppm Nitrite: 0ppm Nitrate:10ppm Filter: Yes, but I turn it off at least 4 hours each day Heater: Nope. Since I live in Southeast Asia. It's very hot in here. Water...
  15. 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...
  16. Betta Fin Curling?

    Betta Fish Care
    Can someone explain to me why a half moons' fins could potentially curl? Is there a way to fix it? I believe my betta fish as little curls that are forming at the end of his tail..but I am not sure. I will later on place a photo of him. Water parameters are normal, he lives in a 1.5 tetra...
  17. Does my betta have finrot?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    A few months ago: Today: Okay, so, my betta, Henry, has fins that have been looking a bit different lately. There was an accident that happened a while ago (he fell to the bottom of the tank right after I tried putting him back into his tank), which left his fins looking a little thinner...
  18. Betta Health \\ Help With Torn Fins

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey Guys, my Betta Neuro has recently had some problems with his fins. These Include The following: Torn Fins Fin Rot I am very worried as to what I should do. As for the rest he is very active and happy. I current turned off his filter in fear of it getting worse, his home is a 10G Tank...
  19. New Betta Not Eating /Dorsal Fin Curling?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi Everyone, This is my very first post and I'm new to Betta fish care. First I want to thank those of you who set up this forum. I have learned SO MUCH just browsing through the posts here. From what I've read, I'm really not sure if I need to be worried or not. I've had my Betta for about 10...
  20. I'm not sure if my Betta is injured

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I got my first male betta today, I have done my research etc and the tank has done the fishless cycle and has a heater, filter, thermometer and some silk plant decorations and gravel as recommended by the shop I got him from. I keep him with no other fish but the shop i got him from kept him...
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