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  1. Fungal or bacterial HELP please

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Okay guys so I’m a new fish keeper but I’ve done years of research on betta fish just because I wanted to have good knowledge on them before I purchased one so this is how my life turned upside down since getting one and yes I know I shouldn’t have gone to pets at home but it is what it is So...
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  3. Weird bump on tail fin

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I noticed about a week ago that mt male beta who ive had over 3 years has a small bump on his tail fin close to his body. He is still eating and he is still active. I have him isolated and am treating his water for fungal just as a precaution and am throwing away all his decor and gravel and...
  4. Help I don't know what is wrong with my betta!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Please please help I have no idea what is hanging off the ends of my betta's fins. It started as a little piece of white fuzz that he shook off into the water. It looked like some type of fungus to me so I've been cleaning his tank super often and putting aquarium salt in his tank to try and...
  5. Fin Dropping Off in Chunks

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello fellow betta lovers! I have fin issues and am completely stumped as to what I can do the help my fish. My tank is a 20 long, divided into three parts. Both end sections have corner filters with lite air flow and the center has a sponge filter. All sections are planted. The center section...
  6. Sweetest betta with severe fatigue

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had many bettas but this is the sweetest betta I've ever had... A few months ago, his behavior suddenly changed (more hiding) and he became very tired. I actually tried bettafix and could not believe it when it helped. But the symptoms slowly came back. A few days ago he became worse. He...
  7. Not sure if its fungal?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, just adopted this guy from a Petco, I just noticed these white growths over his eyes. (pic included) Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 2.5 Does it have a filter? yes Does it have a heater? yes What temperature is your tank? 75 F Does your tank have an air stone or other type of...
  8. Fin rot turning into fin biting?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 10-gallon, currently in 2.5g hospital tank. Does it have a filter? Yes, but the 2.5g does not. Does it have a heater? Yes. What temperature is your tank? 78F Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No. Does your Betta have tank mates...
  9. Lethargic betta, not eating, not spots

    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? 79-80 Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? It has a filter Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? No Food: What food brand do you use...
  10. White Bettas with whiteout old spots on or around head

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have two white betta fish and both have this like gold plate on there head but one looks like its now on a side along with the head. I'm scared something is wrong with these two girls. None of the other Bettas seem to have any issues. Could this be a fungal infection. I have pictures to help...
  11. How do I prevent fungal growth in my betta tank?

    Betta Fish Care
    How do I prevent fungal growth on my pebbles and cave in my betta tank? I just cleaned out the tank because there was black fungus growing on the pebbles and green fungus growing on the cave. I only have one betta fish living in it. The tank is 1 gallon and has a filter and light. Also, whenever...
  12. strange cresent spot?

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    When I bought my little betta (whom I have named Dragon) he had a light gray marking on his head that would shine almost white when the LEDs in the hood of my tank shined on it. Today is the 6th day that I've had him and I noticed that now the spot has become this cresent shape. I think maybe...
  13. Help! My fish is getting eaten by bacteria!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    What medication can i use for my betta? Got this little guy at the pet store and he showed no signs of sickness at least that i could notice. He looked good, no lacerations, ripped fins, cloudy eyes, lethargy etc. Two days after i got him, i noticed his tail had some redness and the scales where...
  14. Disease spreading rapidly!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, My poor guy has had a discolouration on the top of his head for quite some time now. In the last few days, it has completely spread to cover his face and his right eye. I believe his right eye is blind now as he has trouble with coordination when it comes to eating and his...
  15. My Betta is so sick, please help :(((

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I bought my Betta from Petsmart not even a week ago, and for 4 days now he's had this white cottony stuff growing on him. I have no idea if it's fin rot, a fungus, or columnaris. Please help me :( He hasn't been eating at all really. He mostly just sits at the bottom of the bowl or stays at the...
  16. Discolouration on top of head

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi Everyone! My betta has recently developed a large spot on the top of his head and I'm not sure if it could be a fungal or bacterial disease. Would anyone be able to help us diagnose him? Thanks! Mike
  17. Experiences with API's Fungus Cure powder?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone! After helplessly watching my betta fish suffer from some mysterious illness, he finally started showing signs of what looks like a fungal infection (light slimy/cottony looking patches on his scales), so I decided to try to treat him for that... I bought API Fungus Cure powder...
  18. Please help identify this illness!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    This is a king betta that we picked up almost two weeks ago. He is in a heated and filtered 5gal Fluval Edge tank. Yesterday we noticed that he was clamping his fins and hiding in his cave. I noticed a couple small spots on his side which first looked like ich. Today, the spots have become...
  19. Help!!! Fungal?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Fish's age is unknown. I bought him last Friday from a pet store. Have him in a 3.5 gallon aquarium. The aquarium is brand new purchased at the same time as the betta. It did have a filter. An hour after turning on the filter the water looked cloudy. The water was treated with a conditioner. I...
  20. Fungus???

    Betta Fish Care
    HOW DO FISH LOOK AND ACT WHEN THEY GET A FUNGUS? I HAVE READ ABOUT IT BUT IT DOESN'T REALLY HELP I THINK JASPER MIGHT HAVE A FUNGUS, SO PLEASE IF YOU HAVE HAD A BETTA WITH FUNGUS PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME. JASPER WAS JUST FINE AND HAPPY HE STARTED TO DULL AND I THOUGHT MAYBE HE WAS STRESSED OUT BUT...
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