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  1. Parasite?!

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello, This bug-thing came out of one of my fish's gills, and I grabbed and isolated it as I would like to know what it is I'm sorry the pictures aren't the best quality, but it is all I can do with what I have :/ This little thing is disgusting me, coming out of my fish like that...Came...
  2. HELP! Red spot on Betta gill!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My Betta, Dawa (moon in Tibetan because his coloring looks like a moonstone) has a odd red spot on his left gill and I often find him flaring only that gill. Other than that, he's very healthy - super active, eats easily, vibrant colors. He bubble nests but only every so often. Anyone have a...
  3. Black gill

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everybody,I'm new here. I got my daughter this beta fish Monday and today I noticed his gills were black so I went online to try to find out if it was normal, and sadly it isn't. Can someone tell me if this is "ammonia burn" and by looking at the pictures if it would be deadly or if it can be...
  4. PLEASE HELP!!! Cotton looking stuff growing from gill

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My fish Miguel has had this cotton looking stuff growing out of his gill for almost a month now I have tried fungus cure, fungus clear,lifeguard, betta fix, aquarium salt,melafix, pimafix, nothing seems to be helping, we were feeding him a lot of brine shrimp but he has been off of them about...
  5. Protruding gill & small white bump, darting, flashing...

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Our female betta, Firefly began flashing a week and a half ago, but no signs of ich at that point. I thought maybe velvet so just to be on the safe side I used 5 days of Marineland All-In-One-Remedy, removed filter, covered the tank from light and kept it close to 84-86 degrees. After 5 days...
  6. Ripped gill?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a Male Betta named Jeremy. He lives in a 10 gallon aquarium. I got him last Christmas as a gift from my friends. Ever since I've had him it looks like his Gill is ripped. I think it's his gill. It's right by his face. It's not as attached as the other side. I was really worried about it...
  7. White stuff on my Betta's gill.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, my betta has been very weak lately, he looks old and his skin has faded. He still eats but spends most of his day resting and doesn't swim around much. I think he is old. He lives on his own in a 24liter tank. I have tested the water and everything is fine. This morning I noticed some...
  8. Thing hanging from gill.... Do I worry?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I noticed this a couple hours ago on my boy, Finn. There's this whitish thing hanging from his left gill. I don't see it on the right. I read from other forums it can just be fecal matter? Is that what this looks like, or should I be worried about gill inflammation, torn gill, or maybe...
  9. 1 Inflamed gill

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I bought my sweet Vladimir today, and he has 1 inflamed gill. I guess I didn't really think about it when I bought him, but now I'm noticing it. And it's just one inflamed gill, not both. He is in a 1 gallon tank, with a light, a heater, and the water has been treated with a conditioner. He...
  10. Gill Problems

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 1 gallon What temperature is your tank? around 76 degrees (He just went from colder to warmer, he never seemed to mind colder water at all) Does your tank have a filter? No Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Is your tank heated? No...
  11. Additional Betas?

    Betta Chat
    Gill has two new girlfriends, they're a little bit smaller than him. How do I go about putting them all in the same tank? He's a curious little man but not aggressive, should I wait a little? And can someone tell me about the process of breeding?
  12. Gill looks very inflamed & very labored breathing!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I will fill out the form in a second but I'm not sure it's relevant to the emergency at hand since he's in a hospital tank now. My betta just wasn't himself and yesterday we noticed he is hiding and breathing kind of heavy. Today he seemed better in the morning and ate, then swam crazily (very...
  13. something possibly wrong with my bettas gill membrane

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    i joined this forum to get your opinions because i have searched the internet over for the answer to this and can not find it! ive always kept bettas, they rarely get sick on me so im a bit stumped. i spend a lot of time watching my fish too so i was surprised when this suddenly started up...
  14. hmm.. gill problem?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I just recently joined this forum soo...... I just got crowntail betta at petsmart yesterday (the one in my avatar), and i noticed that he's been having slightly protruded gills. i dont mean that they are sticking awkwardly out, but they arent laying as close to his body as they should, and...
  15. 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...
  16. Gill Problem

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a CT whose right gill is bent as if he's flaring even when he's not, is there anything I can do to fix it? When I bought the fish he showed no signs of this.
  17. Possible Gill Parasite & Possible Septicemia?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I have two fish with two different problems and would really like help. I have a male, Giles, and a female, Nelly, in separate tanks. I'll start with Giles.... 1. 1 gallon tank (yes, I know everyone recommends 5-10 gallon tank which I am going to get when I graduate from college in May)...