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  1. Tail Fin Scarring?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I apologize if this is the wrong section of the forum to be posting in, but I figured it kind of aligned? I have a red, male crowntail betta that I've had for almost 9 months. He started off super spunky, would flare at anyone that approached the tank and lived his punky little life. However...
  2. What's up with Whip?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi guys! I apologize in advance for the lengthy post but some backstory may be necessary here. In January, we got our 5 year old daughter a female Betta named Ariel. Shorty after she got a little bloated and seemed sick. Turned out this was just her needing a better heater and she has...
  3. Treating for both fungus and bacteria?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Long story short, a series of minor tank cataclysms has ended up giving my poor betta an infection, but I can't tell whether it's fungus or cotton wool disease (which is bacterial). The infection was minor at first, so I was going with conservative treatment, but it exploded overnight and my...
  4. betta survived severe fin rot. one fin not regrowing. what now?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi there, My betta fish (Bill) went for a holiday (to a friend) over christmas. When we bought him home again he developed fin rot (we think due to stress). We treated with pimafix and he developed swim bladder disorder so we swapped to bettafix. Following this his symptoms began to improve and...
  5. Incurable Popeye

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I have a betta fish that has had popeye ever since I rescued him nine months ago. When I received him, he was living in a plastic, 1 gallon bowl that was rarely cleaned. The bowl had no filter or heater. My fish now lives in a 2.5 gallon tank with a heater, a filter and a snail. I have...
  6. Help please! I want to help my sick betta get better!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, I hope someone can lend some assistance/advice/words of wisdom! I apologize in advance for a long post! I recently purchased a plakat (aka short fin betta) from a local pet store. I know I should have probably chosen one that was a bit more active/had less frayed fins, but I kinda...
  7. Fungal Infection - Can I manually remove the "cottony" patch?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Should I manually remove the "cottony" patch on the pectoral fin with a Q-tip or just leave it be? I am currently treating him with MelaFix. So far, he is behaving "normally" (e.g., eating is fine, swimming as usual, etc...)
  8. Fin Rot and Fungal Infection

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey guys, I am new to this site, and I am here for one purpose. I just recently purchased a Betta fish from Walmart (Yes, I know. I wanted to rescue one.) I brought him home and immediately noticed that he had fin rot. I ordered Melafix online and am awaiting for its arrival... which is 4-7 days...
  9. white/grey patch on betta head

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My beta has been in my new aquarium for 3 days. He's been swimming around and very happy. He eats well and swims actively. I took the aquarium water to pet store today to get it tested, everything was fine. I just saw this white or grey patch on his head today. I'm sure it wasn't there...
  10. Fungal Infection not getting better... advice?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    A few weeks ago I noticed my betta stopped eating and started acting lethargic. Compared to other betta fish I've had, he was typically very responsive and active. I had just moved into a new apartment (within the same county, so same water) so I assumed he must have been stressed from the move...
  11. Is this Fin Rot?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So I have a dark blue male betta named Lex (not as evil as the name suggests). Adopted him from my sister who recieved him for secret santa (dick move I know, i guess she's a marine biologist so they thought that'd be a funny gift. Anyways he was in a terrible vase but I started hooking him up...
  12. Please help, is this a fungal infection?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've Never had a sick Betta before so this is really freaking me out!:shock: Last night I noticed Cottonpuff was a bit lethargic, and hanging out at the bottom in the rocks. This is SEVERELY unusual for him, since he is a Betta that never likes to rest unless on his plant. His normal behavior is...
  13. I think my betta has fungus or bacteria how do i treat it?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta is currently housed in 120 litre tank with 10 neons I notice today that she had light colour patches on top of her back. I think it might be fungus/bacteria how would I treat it? and should I treat the neon as well in the same tank? or separate my betta? Please help? I have attached a...
  14. Blind, Stiff, Slimy

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So I was "gifted" a dumbo betta from PetSmart this week. I had brought him to the fish department, showed them that he was blind in both eyes and had serious weight and fin deterioration. They very happily turned him over to me hoping I would do better than his nasty pet shop cup...
  15. Need confirmation before treating - Fungal?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I woke up this afternoon to find Sunil with some white patches on the top of his head and body, after reading the disease and treatment thread I think it sounds like a fungal infection. I did just to a 90% water change on Friday, but before I head into the daily 100% changes with salt I want to...
  16. Is this a fungal infection or worse?!!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So, for the past three weeks, I've been observing my blue Betta and his seemingly declining appearance and health. Two weeks ago, I moved him to a larger tank and for a day or two, he seemed happy. After that, he became even more lethargic and lost more color. I've noticed (and treated with...
  17. Help! Sick Betta (Betta Sitting for the 1st time)

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Help! I am watching my daughter's class' betta during Spring Break. I just brought him home this morning but I think he might be sick. He has tan/greyish spots on his cheeks. I fed him 3 pelts of betta food per feeding instructions and he spit out one, re-ate it and didn't touch the other 2...
  18. Possible Fungal Infection in Betta?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I just got Fuego (a gorgeous red betta) a couple days ago. Early this morning I noticed he had a couple white, sorta cottony patches on his side which I researched and found is a sign of a fungal infection. Since he's new, I'm not sure how lazy he typically is, but he does seem to be...
  19. Trying to identify betta sickness - please help! Photos included.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    We have had our betta fish for 8 months and over the past month he has been having health issues. Symptoms: -clamped fins -lethargic -small dots on his eye/membrane -lowered appetite -hangs at the bottom or top in the corner, floating rather than swimming around actively like he used to -loss...
  20. White scale growth?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have had my Betta Drizzy for about two years now. He has a 2.5 gallon filtered, heated, tank. I condition the water, add aquarium salt, and natural enzyme bacteria for tank health. He also lives with a moss ball. A few months ago I started to notice a small metallic blue spot growing on the...
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