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  1. Betta Fish Care
    Hello everyone, I’ve had my Betta, Señor Thor, for a little over a month. I am consistent with water changes & tank-cleaning, but noticed a few days ago that his fins are starting to fray. It didn’t look like fin rot because the edges of his fins are naturally a dark blue & have been since I got...
  2. Betta Fish Care
    Hi guys, I’ve had this male betta for over a month now and he still glass surfs now and again and today i noticed his tail has big chunks missing on the ends :( what is causing him to do this? I have him set up in a 6 gallon tank with 2 large silk plants with big leaves and a soft rock cave...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi! I’m a fairly new beta owner. This probably sounds bad to most of you but I got my beta about three months ago and just really started digging in to researching proper care. He’s been living in a small bowl with no filtration system or heater. I recently got a 5 gallon Biorb I will be...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My delta tail betta has been having fin issues for the last month or so. I'm a pretty new fishkeeper and I want to do the best I can for my fish. His fins are getting pretty ragged. He has some transparent areas on his top fin. The edges of his fins aren't white or black or red, and they're not...
  5. Betta Pictures
    I have a 5 gallon tank with a long and two Java ferns, gravel in the bottom and a low flow beta filter at the top. When I got Berry he was super stressed with clamped fins at the bottom of the tank for a few days. I treated him with the filter off for 5 days with all in one lifeguard treatment...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I got Sushi from Petco about a month ago. I am a first-time betta mom and unfortunately did not do my research beforehand. Sushi’s tank was not cycled nor were the water parameters properly monitored. About 2 weeks after I got sushi, I noticed the tips of his fins turning translucent. He lost a...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I’m worried sick about Tiggy, my betta. I don’t know how or when it happened but his left ventral fin looks completely torn in half and there’s even a hole in the remaining part. After I noticed his ventral fins I saw a red spot on the gravel (first image attached) does this look like...
  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey everyone so I bought a black orchid betta from Petco a couple weeks ago but I’ve started to notice his tail is getting a little uneven, is it fin rot?
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, first of all, I'm so happy/relieved to find a forum like this. I'm an owner of 3 betta and while they have been all overall good and healthy, my pet Miles seems to be showing some bad symptoms and I am starting to get worried. I took him in last year when a friend of mine realized he had...
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I'm new to the world of bettas. I got mine a couple of weeks ago and he seems to be doing great so far. However, today I noticed some small fraying/holes in his fins. I looked it up and saw something called "pinhole finrot." I've attached some pictures, but I'm afraid they're not very clear...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Just started noticing one pectoral fin looks a little different. Wondering if it’s the beginning of fin rot or something else ???
  12. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta, Peter Parker, doesn’t feel so good. He’s still acting normal, interested in eating, and generally active, but he looks terrible. It started at the beginning of quarantine because I stayed with a friend for 4 months to get out of my home, leaving Peter in my mom’s care. She fed him...
  13. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I got Mars about 3 weeks ago and set him up in a 3.5 gallon tank with live plants. I used tap water but I made sure to dechlorinate the water of course. I messed up and didn't realize that the rock wool had to be removed from the plants but I did so when I did his first water change/tank clean...
  14. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I was convinced it was fin rot , so I got api melafix and Pimafix. But it looks like his fins are getting worse and worse. Is it normal for them to get worse before they get better while using medicine? I have him in a 3 gallon tank, I did a water change before I started giving him...
  15. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    his tank is pretty empty rn ive taken out anything that could be damaging his fins, theyve been gone for about a week now and its still getting worse. Hes upgrading to a 10 gallon soon so will have new stuff, and sand substrate. Hopefully live plants soon in the future whenever i can afford it...
  16. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    We just brought home a new betta to a cycled tank today. I’m not familiar enough with betta diseases and comparing photos is difficult with this platinum boy! Is this fin rot? I want to get ahead of any problems he might have... thanks for the help!!
  17. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey, I hope everyone is having a good day! I am beginning to get worried because it seems like my betta’s fins are deteriorating. I can’t feel if they are being bitten, if they are getting teared, or if it’s fin rot. Can anyone give input on this?? I am worried about my little friend. :( Also...
  18. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey guys, had this betta for 2 weeks now, have been feeding him pellets and the water temp is 25° in a 3 gallon tank. I did a water change for him a day ago and today I have noticed some black spots and holes on his fin, and not quite sure yet if this is a fin rot or not. He still looks happy...
  19. Betta Fish Care
    I'm new to this forum, so please forgive me if I'm in the wrong place to ask this question. Maybe 5 weeks ago I purchased my first Betta from the only "pet store" within 20 miles of my house, an Ace Hardware (yes, a hardware store selling pets). I think the Bettas there had fin rot, but I...
  20. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Received a Betta as a gift in February while I was living in a college dorm and got him a 2 gallon tank w/ filter and heater (it was the biggest I could go). He has since been living in that tank with a moss ball and java fern, but I then had to leave for 1 week and left him in the care of my...
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