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  1. Fish's left gill is sticking out - fish breathing hard and deteriorating

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 5.5 Does it have a filter? Yes - cartridge has been removed due to LifeGuard treatment as of 1 hour ago Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 84.2˚ F Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Does your Betta have...
  2. MULTITUDE of issues, can you please help? (I HAVE VIDEO)

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    NO SIGNS of lethargy He has been quarantined in this fish bowl for now. His tank is a 5 gallon with a cory cat. Period. Water is Reverse Osmosis. I DID do weekly 25%water changes I got him 4 months ago, was perfect. About a week and a half ago, he started looking like this. Went to aquarium...
  3. White strings hanging from betta's gills?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone! Right before heading to bed tonight I checked up on my betta, Julius (double tail betta whom I rescued a few months ago), and noticed that there were 1-2 white strings hanging from the bottom of his gills (see picture). Anyone know what they might be? Could they be worms? He also...
  4. 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...
  5. SOS is there anything wrong with my baby betta

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've attached images! I bought this baby male betta a couple weeks ago from Petco ( I know i'm terrible he just looked so helpless.) When I got him he had this same coloration- white with dull red tail. He has grown a bit since. I keep him in a 2.5 gallon aquarium with a heater and filter. I...
  6. Please help, my betta keeps flaring :'(

    Betta Fish Care
    I have had my male betta fish (his name is Socks and I love him very much) for over 2 months now, but just 2 days ago, he has started getting aggressive. He has been continuously flaring his gills at all sides of the tank. I have not changed any aspect of his surroundings, the lighting and...
  7. My little girl is having some gnarly gill problems...

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So my little girl Chie has one red, bloody gill. Looks like there's blood pooling under her skin. And then she's got fungus growing under her "beard". Kind of a pure white, dense ball of fungus. Not fluffy like columnaris. We treated her with bio-bandage directly to the bloody portion, and now...
  8. Please help - I'm at my wit's end. Fish had white splotch, now grey scales all over..

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Really hoping that someone can help me. I've had my fish for about 6 months. He is in a 5.5 galling heated and filtered tank with readings at a steady 0, 0, 5 (ammonia, nitrites, nitrates, respectively). This all started about three months ago when I bought some shrimp to add to his tank. The...
  9. Friend's betta has odd lump on her side

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My friend has a female betta in about a one gallon tank (with another female betta) (NOTE: She IS planning to get a bigger tank very soon ;D) She has been eating regularly and looks pretty healthy to me, but it seems like one side of her gills seems to be larger than the other side. I thought...
  10. Does my betta have velvet?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta is turning black and rusty. He has rusty gold patches on his head which are spreading to his body and white:gray on his face and gills. He has trouble breathing because he is always at the top of the tank gasping for air. He has been yawning a lot. I got him from Petco about two weeks...
  11. Betta got stuck in filter assembly... He's alive, but in trouble.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So Kellam swam up into the filter assembly (not the actual filter) in a Fluval Chi tank. He was in the pipe that feeds the filter the power cables. I got him out of the tube and he plopped back into the tank very confused. No visible injuries that I can see. But his gills aren't visibly moving...
  12. new betta getting sick!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    About two weeks ago I was at the petstore.There were only a few fish there and all of them looked pretty rough. However, there was one that was brightly coloured and flaring. I didnt want him to end up like the other fish so I ended getting him on a whim (shouldve done more research first but my...
  13. Is my angry fish... TOO angry?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello! I'm new. I often Google specific info for helping care for my recent life partner, Peter the Fish, and wound up here so often I decided to register. I had been wanting to ask someone else with experience about my betta's exceptional rage. I have had many bettas, and had several for many...
  14. Gillls

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Okay so uh... Luther has been with me for two weeks, and he always seemed happy, glass surfing and making bubblenests and all that. But I noticed something about him.. whenever I come to feed him or just watch him, he always comes to my direction and flare for a little while then stop to glass...
  15. Maybe swollen gills on my betta?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello folks, I was wondering if you could help me with some concerns I have with my son’s fish, Blue Fin. I’m concerned his gills might be swollen. It looks like the bottom of his gills are puffy. Other concerns I’m having. He’ll open his mouth like he’s taking a really big yawn and...
  16. His gills are puffy!

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi everyone. Okay so let me give you some back round info. Yesterday I took Poseidon out of the tank into a bowl. In the bowl I had him while I cleaned his tank. After I cleaned the tank I added the filter then I added a liquid called Prime. It helps to clean the water. Later on he jumped out of...
  17. Mystery stripes appeared on my fish's gills over a few hours...

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Helloo I just had a question/request for opinion on my fish Henry. I'm new here so not sure if uploading the pictures is going to work correctly, but the first five photos are just different angles of him to show what he looked like closer to the time when I got him (he started turning red...
  18. Breathing Heavy?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello I am back again about my new betta... Here's some details: Housing What size is your tank? 2gal quarantine tank (later to be moved to a 5 gal and even later to a 6 gal) What temperature is your tank? 78° Does your tank have a filter? no but I am doing 100% water changes daily (it is day...
  19. Gold scales on face & white chin??

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, i'm new to this site, and new to Betta care as well. my Betta Rhaegar is a blue veil fin, and when i first got him his face was very dark. in the past few days i've noticed a few of the scales on his face have turned gold, and right under his chin is white. he lives in a 2 gallon tank with...
  20. Only one gill opening?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Me again. Surprise surprise. I noticed that the left gill (his left) doesn't seem to open as much as the other one. He doesn't seem to be acting any different, he's swimming fine (was a bit bloated and was stuck floating around for a while), and he ate fine this morning. It does open and close...
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