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  1. Trying to Help the Office Fish

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Our department has an office betta, my boss picked him up a few month ago. I have a betta at home and know something is wrong with him but don't know what. My boss (his owner) is open to suggestion as far as medicine ect. Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 1.5 about Does it have a...
  2. SOS! New fish in possible shock?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So, I already have one Betta that I've had since Feb. who lives in a 1.5 gallon tank. When I got him, I sat him in a tank of water that was pumped from our well after letting his filter circulate for about five hours. He seemed to be doing fine until about a month later he ended up with fin rot...
  3. Sore on face and goggled eye?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    How many gallons is your tank? 1 gal hospital Does it have a filter? No Does it have a heater? No What temperature is your tank? ?no thermometer but in laundry room with 76* air temp Does your tank have an*air*stone*or other type of aeration? No Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? Not...
  4. Temperature shock - PLEASE HELP

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 5 Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? No What temperature is your tank? 73 Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? Used to have a mystery snail, but I moved it to another tank...
  5. Twitching, banging into tank

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    As of last night I completed a 100% water change for my crowntail male, but I decided that I wanted to switch his tanks, moving him into a square 2 gallon tank previously occupied by minnows (I moved the minnows into his 1 gallon vase). I've had him for about a month and a half now and this is...
  6. Lying on side and gasping for air

    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...
  7. Holes in my fish

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    About a week ago, I though my male betta had Ich. One of the reference personel on this site ID'd (from the picture I posted) that the one white spot I was seeing was NOT Ich. That's the good news. The bad news... he starting doing pretty bad a few days ago. Stopped eating, and sat at the...
  8. Bloated and loosing color...

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hades has been acting strange for a few days now. He was housed in a 20 gal long tank with three pictus catfish and a small plecostomus, and he was getting along "swimmingly" with them... until just recently. One day, I noticed he was sitting at the top of the tank, kind of tilted to where his...
  9. Flopping, Gasping, Not Eating, Help

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I've had my betta a few months now, it was doing great. the tank developed a brown slime (not the first time) so i did a full water swap and just wiped out the slime with water and rags, and he's not been the same since. it started by just refusing to eat, and hanging out by the sides...
  10. Betta Fish showing weird mixture of symptoms

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I got my betta fish, Finn, about a year ago. As soon as I noticed something was wrong, I changed the water in his tank, and I treat the water before I put him back in. It's been about 2 days and nothing has changed. He is vertical in his tank, with his mouth at the top like he's gasping for...
  11. Just changed the water and Betta is on the bottom gasping

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I read that you should occasionally change all the water in the fish bowl...I treated water with calcium and nutrafin and left it for about 24 hours for it to match room temperature. I put my fish in a baggie with his old water, filled his bowl with the new water, and floated him in the baggie...
  12. Betta help!!!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    HELP!!! My betta Nugget is acting strange, I'm new to owning fish, and he was my first fish, i've had him for roughly 4 months and he was always healthy, I bought him at pets unlimited and he was in a 0.5g tank for the longest time... here comes the interesting part where it totally shows i'm a...
  13. New 5 Gallon Tank for Rocky

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi! This is a question I need to get answered and have had no luck out on the net. So, a little about Rocky (my fish) I got him in September 2010 and he has been living in a small maybe 1/2 gallon bowl. Regular water changes and he is doing well. I recently bought him a 5 gallon lovely...
  14. Betta seems to be having trouble breathing! sitting at top of tank & barley moving

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Betta seems to be having trouble breathing! sitting at top of tank & barley moving Something is wrong with my Crowntail, it just started today, I just got him a brand new tank yesterday, he was in not quite a 1 gallon vase so I got him a 2 gallon tank. Today he didn't really eat this morning...
  15. My Betta Gasping for Air, Help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Need some advice please, my newer fish "Indigo" started gasping unusually today, he is not as fiesty as he usually is, but is still swimming pretty good, but he seems to be breathing hard and his gills seem to be extended underneath his head. I noticed that he swims to the top and takes a breath...
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