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  1. New betta in shock? Lethargic? Sick?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I just got a new male crown tail from Walmart :oops: And in the cup he was pretty jumpy, I kept him in the cup for 2 days until I got the tank all set up and filtered. He is in a 3 gallon, with a heater and a very gentle filter that is air powered, and he has 3 live plants and a Marimo (sp?)...
  2. Bloated and floating to top of tank

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had my betta fish for a few weeks now and within the past week he's started eating the food I've bought for him (Betta Bio-Gold). Today I noticed him acting a bit irratically so I decided I'd feed him to see if that would help. He attacked his food like he was starving or something (which I...
  3. Paging Dr.Fish, First Time Betta Owner, Need Help Please.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Read a bunch of posts, looked over all the stickies. BatFish is floating... He floats up to the top and lays on his side. Still alive, and seems to dart around if the lid is taken off. Housing What size is your tank? 5g bow front What temperature is your tank? 76-80 Does your tank have a...
  4. Please Help! Detailed History!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm desperate, I've lost a fish recently :cry: (from a different tank) and now my other betta is acting up. Please help me save MARTY! When I first got him he was in a 1 gallon jar with no filter, heater, etc! NOTHING, and he loved it! I decided to go big time and get him a palace (10 gal.) with...
  5. Omg help!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I JUSt changed my tank water. I try and keep it just warmer than room temp because I have a divided half gallon tank with no heater, I just use this really hot lamp to warm up the water. I changed the water and put both of my fish back in. Rainbow is just fine totally normal. After I put the...
  6. Long tail and floats at the top of water

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I hope someone can help us, we have had Jake, for 2 years, he has been a great fish. About 4 month ago we would find him in vertical positions, but we would tap the tank and he would swim. Now he spends most of the time floating on his side at the top of his bowl. He is not eating much. It...
  7. Bouyant Fish!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, my male betta, Giles, has been pretty "floaty" for the past few days. He doesn't seem to be suffering, but I notice that he stays around the top of the water very often, and looks like he's having a liiiiiiiittle bit of trouble swimming downwards. His last water change was Sunday night...
  8. Betta swims and floats on side with stomach pus

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I've had my betta for a few months and during that time she has changed colors and grown. When I left her last night she seemed perfectly normal but this morning she was floating at the top and has some white substance coming out of her stomach. She is alive, but no matter how hard she tries...
  9. We've got a FLOATER...

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Betta fish sink when they die, sadly. My fish, Phish, is floating.. floating, and floating. All day. :-? He tries very, VERY hard to swim downward, sometimes he manages to swim inside the castle and that keeps him held down, but as soon as he pops out, he floats to the top. I've dealt with...
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