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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I believe there is something wrong with my betta. He is just floating at the top, at an angle, with his mouth open. Every once in a while he'll sort of come back around, gasp for air, blow a bubble, something. When he does this, I see cloudy stuff come out of his mouth. I also noticed today that...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    It all started on Saturday. I came home from work and my betta, Ruben greeted me as he patiently waited for his food. So I soaked three pellets in his tank water like I normally do. He ate two pellets and as he was about to eat the third he looked like he was choking on the pellets he had in his...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I went to Petco today and there was a gorgeous purple betta, I just had to take him home with me. However, when I got him home, I realized that he was lying on his side in the cup and gasping for air. I'm not sure if he was like this in the store as well and by picking up his cup he swam a...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I am feeling awful; I think our betta is pretty sick due to my failure to do enough water changes. This is my first fish, and was unaware that 1/2 gallon tank (sold as betta tank) was way too small for him, and also I feel awful because I was only changing his water every two weeks for several...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My sokka is laying on his side at the bottom of the tank, looking like he is gulping air. I don't know what's wrong with him, I just did a water chage 2 days ago (full 100%) and he has been doing fine since then. He was swimming around just fine earlier this morning, ad has only been at the...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    A few months ago, I woke up and came downstairs to find my little betta gasping for breath in his tank. Concerned, I watched him for a bit because his behavior was very strange: He would dart around the tank, bumping into the sides of the tank, while also gasping for breath at the top. He had...
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