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  1. Help! Tail biting???

    Betta Fish Care
    I posted a few days ago about my betta Merik hurting his fins on his filter. I recently put him in a 5 gallon fluval spec aquarium. I’d 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...
  2. Please help! Betta looks awful - missing tons of fin :(

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I posted about possible fin rot a few months ago (here) but the consensus was that he was biting. We made some changes to his tank at that time. He hadn't gotten any better or worse over the past few months. Then we went on vacation and our house-sitter's instructions were to feed the fish and...
  3. Injured fin from filter! What to treat with!?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey all! I noticed my rosetail butterfly betta ...Lazarus....was very lethargic and would not eat today. I then noticed his fin on top was shredded and it was a bit red where his fin met his body!! All of his other fins look great so I ruled out fin rot. Also, I remember yesterday that he was...
  4. How do you help regrowth of fins?

    Betta Fish Care
    My betta went through a time where he almost completely nipped his own fins off. He's still very active, he eats and swims around, though I've moved him to a smaller tank and was wondering what methods there are to help restore his fins.
  5. Fins Falling Off

    Betta Fish Care
    So lately, I am noticing alot of my fishes fins falling off. Little bits and pieces and its making me worried. I have been added melafix daily and increased the water changes for him to have fresh clean water. His water levels are normal, pH: 7 NO3: 0 NO2: 0 GH: Normal KH: Normal I am not...
  6. My Betta's Fins are looking ragged...and getting worse!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 5.5 Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? Generally 79-80 Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? Two Cory Catfish (yes, I know that two is...
  7. Shredded fins on my betta - please help!

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi everyone, I just got my first betta about three weeks ago. I got him from a pet shop & I chose him because he was the biggest one in the tiny little cups that they keep them in - he's longer than the cup was wide, poor thing was basically stuffed in there with nowhere to move. He was an...
  8. Ripped fin getting infected?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello all, I'm pretty sure this is fin rot, but before I medicate with AQ salt I wanted a second opinion. A few weeks ago my betta bit off about half his tail. A few days later the end got a little darker. Wondering if it's fin rot or just fin regrowth. Housing: How many gallons is your tank...
  9. New Betta: How to make him feel at home?

    Betta Fish Care
    What's up fishtank people, I bought/rescued a new betta yesterday. We named him Lucky Kamikaze because we found him sitting in the betta tank system's large filtration system at the LFS. We thought he was dead, his poor little body was stuck in the cotton wad-like stuff, but when I poked the...
  10. New betta - CURLING FINS

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi all, I decided to keep bettas again, found a gorgeous boy and brought him home to a little cycled heated 1 gallon "efficiency". He's been happy as a lark and busy as a bee, flaring and swimming and eating like a champ, and his water chemistry has been nothing but perfect. However, in the...
  11. Betta Fins

    Betta Fish Care
    So this is my betta. 1 gallon bowl, 2 lucky bamboo plants Pellets upto 2 times a day half litre water change every 2 days so basically as you can see(or not see) from the image, the betta's top fin lies down/ on the side ( he has no proper control of it) Also just below his body, the lower...
  12. Does my Betta have fin rot?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I recently got a new betta about 2 months ago. He is in a 5 gallon tank with a heater and filter. After about 2 weeks of getting him, my small 5 gallon tank recycled, causing nitrites to spike. Around this same time, I noticed my bettas fins starting to appear ripped. I suspected fin rot...
  13. Small holes in fins?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I just got Spectre about a week ago and he hasn't been eating for the past few days. I noticed that his water was a little cold so I put a heater in and now the temp is around 75°F. Just this morning I was looking at him and I noticed two very small holes in his fins. One hole in the middle of...
  14. Betta identification!

    Betta Chat
    Hey guys! I'm new to this forum and also a new betta mom. I introduced my new betta to his 5 gallon heated and filtered tank yesterday. He is happily exploring every nook and cranny of his home, and has been quite responsive to my presence. (I attached a picture of him chillin' with his silk...
  15. Emergency Betta's fins ripped suddenly

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I am very worried, I have had my betta for a couple months now, up until yesterday he seemed healthy and happy and his fins were very nice, he loved swimming a lot from side to side on the tank, he is a very aggressive eater and loves eating a lot, I test the water regularly and ammonia...
  16. Emergency Betta's fins ripped suddenly

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I am very worried, I have had my betta for a couple months now, he is in a 29gal aquarium with 9 neon tetras and 2 mystery snails, the aquarium is filtered, heated and cycled, up until yesterday he seemed healthy and happy and his fins were very nice, he loved swimming a lot from side to...
  17. White Fuzzy stuff on Fins only

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My Fish has a White fuzzy stuff only on his fins! I looked online to know what it is but I'm still not sure if it is a bacteria or a fungus. And I'm not sure about the best treatment. Could someone help me please?
  18. genetic mutation?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I work at PetSmart, this betta arrived on the order today. He is labeled as a half moon, but something isn't right. As far as water parameters, he lives in a sale cup (and we change them 100% every two days) water is most likely not in optimal temperature range. But what I am asking about is his...
  19. Some possibly lethal fin rot on the scene. Not sure what to do.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So here's my story. I joined the forum a while ago due to ammonium poisoning and ended up switching from a bowl to a small tank with a heater and filter, better food, and a good cycle. He was doing great for a while. I ran out of cartages for the filter and discovered the filter replacements...
  20. Betta fish fins clamped, extremely lethargic, not eating.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 10 gallons Does it have a filter? Yes. Does it have a heater? Yes. What temperature is your tank? A constant 77 Degrees F Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No. Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? No. Food: What food...
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