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  1. Betta sick help please!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I bought my betta fish from Walmart in February. He has been doing really good until this past week. He stays at the top and doesn't swim down, he barely moves. Now his fins are turning white. He has a heater and an air stone thing. I use a conditioner when changing his water. I need help I...
  2. My betta fish is sick

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Today I went to Petco and got a betta fish, Neji, and after I moved him from the cup thingy to his new tank with a filter and room temp. water I noticed he was struggling swimming to the bottom and floating on his side. Then I remembered he was doing that for a little while on the car ride home...
  3. My betta has a tumor

    Betta Fish Care
    Last month, I got a betta from a close by pet shop. He always had this little bump on his side but it didn't effect him. Now it has gotten pretty large and he floats to the top of the tap and I feel really bad for him.It seems as if that large bump is a tumor and it is causing him to stay at the...
  4. Betta dying?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I fed my Betta earlier today, and he was completely fine. I just checked on him a few minutes ago, and he's floating sideways on the top of his tank. He keeps trying to swim down and floating back. Is he going to die? What can I do? If anyone could help me with this, it would mean so much to...
  5. What causes this??

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm not sure what causes my poor betta to be stuck like this. I thought he had swim bladder so I've been trying to treat it for 2 months and he hasn't improved so I'm worried that this might be something else. Background info: My poor fish has a swollen belly and can't help but float, usually a...
  6. Swim bladder? Please help!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My poor fish has a swollen belly and can't help but float, usually a part of his back is floating above the water. He seems miserable and will fight to swim downward, is stuck swimming on his side almost like he's dead (pictured), and has a hard time moving around. I thought this was swim...
  7. help my fish is sick!!!):

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I purchased to male bettas a couple months ago and at the pet store they told me to get a tank with a devider in it and they would be fine. Unfortunately they were not and one of the males started to attack the other through the devider and slightly damaged the fins of one of them. So I quickly...
  8. Extremely bloated betta!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My mother has had her betta fish for about 6 months. A few weeks ago it started bloating. At first we thought it was just from overfeeding, so we fasted it for a few days and fed it a pea. This did nothing to help, in fact the bloating got worse over time. Over the past week his bloating has...
  9. A really old fishy

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi Everyone, my "fishy" is over 5 years old, I actually think he is closer to 7. I kinda inherited him 3 years ago when my uncle passed away and I moved in with my aunt. He is a strong guy as he was not always the priority. However, I have done my best to take care of him and now am wondering...
  10. Help! New Betta just floats :(

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello everyone! I'm new to the forum although not new to bettas! I just moved in to a house at the end of May and set up a new aquarium since it's been years since I've been able to have one! I let it cycle through for about two weeks and my mom went out and surprised me with a betta to add to...
  11. PLEASE HELP! Emergency

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My male CT, Donnie, got bloated and started floating about two weeks ago I treated him for swim bladder but he got sick two more times after fasting around two times where I hadn't fed him recently. I figured there was no correlation between the food and the swim bladder. I started feeding him...
  12. Does my betta have chronic swim bladder? How do I treat it?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So, my betta Leo has swim bladder for the second time in less than a month. The first time i figured was because I fed him freeze dried blood worms (I don't feed him those anymore) and just over eating in general. I didn't research as much as I should before hand and was feeding him 6 or 8...
  13. Shocked or Sick?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello all. I wanted to get some educated opinions about one of my betta fish (Goliath). Going to make this rather detailed in hopes to help anyone make a fairly accurate opinion as to what is wrong, or advice on what to do... Sorry so long in advance. Last Sat. I bought 2 CT male bettas from...
  14. On his side at the top but not Bloated?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I have two bettas living in a five gallon tank with a heater and a filter(they're separated, don't worry) One's a regular betta(Zeus) and the other is a much smaller crowntail(Plato). I used to feed them the same amount but Plato would get bloated all the time while Zeus is just fine...
  15. Emergency- Fish is Dying

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I really don't know what the problem is, his health decreased drastically within the past 24 hours. He's normally very lively and cheerful and suddenly is on the brink of death. I changed his water one day ago and added a tiny bit of AQ salt (first time ever) because of slight fin rot. I don't...
  16. Please Help!! Betta Floating At Top

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I recently got a Betta Fish from the pet store and initially put him in a large fish bowl, approximately 2 Gallons. Today, I moved him into a 5 Gallon Tank and followed the instructions to a tee. I climatized him but had a tough time getting him out of the bowl with the net. I might...
  17. HELP: new betta owner, he keeps floating to the top of the tank!

    Betta Fish Care
    Hey everyone! I'm hoping you all can help... I'm a new betta owner of "Flow" is his name. He's been a gorgeous happy fish until the past couple days. He seems like he is struggling to stay at the bottom of the tank. He looks like he's struggling hard to not just float to the very top. Is...
  18. Java Moss?

    Planted Betta Tanks
    I have a 5 gallon tank and just got a bundle of java moss and it's floating and I don't know if it is supposed to do that and what should I do about it if anything. Oh and I have a heater and a light and a filter.
  19. Hasn't eaten in 2 weeks!! Floating at top sideways!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a lovely Crowntail Betta that I purchased from Petsmart for my office. He has a delux setup in a 1 gallon tank with bamboo and pretty rocks and everything! Since I brought him home 2 weeks ago he hasn't eaten at all! I don't know what to do and I've talked to people at Petsmart multiple...
  20. Bloated Belly/Floats

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta fish has bloated belly and seems to float to the surface no matter how far down he swims. He also tends to hang around underneath the filter. It also appears that he has something coming out from underneath one of his fins. It's transparent and had bubbles. I'm not sure entirely what...
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