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  1. 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 ???
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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!!
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had my fish is since its adolescence for 3 years now and I've noticed a tear and white around the tear in his fin. I don't know if I should be concerned about this or not his fins aren't white either so it's not a part of his pattern.
  12. Betta Fish Care
    Hey everyone, My girlfriend recently purchased a betta fish. I had set the tank up for her correctly cycling it and showed her how to correctly do a water change. She went out and bought a betta fish which came back looking rather banged up. It's slow and was really struggling with the filter...
  13. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I just can't seem to help Dennis with this case of fin rot. 5 days ago I posted on Reddit in the r/bettafish forum this: So over the past two weeks, Dennis has really been struggling with an intense case of fin rot. I've never had to deal with fin rot before, so of course I'm freaking out and...
  14. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi there! I have had my Betta fish Lupin for almost 2 years now. Initially when I started the hobby of keeping fighters I only had them in 3 gallon tanks, which I now know is kind of cruel. He has since been upgraded to a 5.5 gallon tank. While he was in the smaller tank, I initially thought...
  15. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum. I have joined as my poor betta son has had so much trouble really since day 1. He is currently in a 4 gallon tank which we maintain at about 78-80 fahrenheit and he seems to love it. He swims around happily and eats well (about 5-6 pellets a day and perhaps the...
  16. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Recently I have noticed my white better has a grey stripe on the base of his tail, closest to his body. Is that fin rot or just a change of color?? What should i do?
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    **Posted this yesterday but was advised to move it here** I just had to move my betta to smaller 5 gallon tank to treat him for ich which seemed to have gone away pretty quickly. But now I'm noticing he has small holes in his fins and his face looks greenish, Im assuming it's fine rot? I feel...
  20. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi. I have a Premium Royal Blue Butterfly Rose tail betta and needs help. I went to a place called Pet Paridise and they said I should use KanaPlex to treat my betta with BAD finrot! Bettafix is off the table. When I was looking over my fish treatment guide, which has the symtoms and solutions...
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