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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, long time no posty here (which is good, because hey, diseases suck!) I picked up a new betta boy today from Petco. He looked fine in the store, but now that I've got him home and under a light, it appears like he has some kind of grayish/whitish film all over him. He has what looks...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey guys. I've recently had a terrible experience with giving my Betta, Finley, a temperature shock. I feel horrible, and I want to do everything in my power to help him get better. Day 1 - I made the mistake of taking him out during a water change in my 5 gallon. My intention was to clean the...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So it's a long story, and I'm not proud of it. But my male crown tail Finley (1 year old) recently got into an almost fatal temperature shock. I took him out of his 5 gal filtered tank to do a 75% water change (recent nematode infestation due to live plants). His water was 5 degrees too warm...
  4. Betta Fish Care
    Hey guys, Wondering if anyone knows why my blue betta fish turns gray/white mostly when he sleeps. the color change stays around his mouth. He seems to be happy, swimming around and eating just fine. Any ideas? Thanks!!
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 5 Gallons What temperature is your tank? About 73 degrees (F) Does your tank have a filter? Yes Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Is your tank heated? Heater seems to be shut off permanently (thermal safety) I plan to buy a better one...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Does this look like anything I needed to worry about? I just noticed it this morning. No change in behavior. He's in a small 1g tank right now (waiting for 5 g tank to arrive via petco delivery). Temp near 76 degrees (waiting on heater to arrive, too). He has plastic plants and he likes to...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So, like before if you guys remember, I had noticed white tips to Aoi's pelvic fins-- and found that's normal. (thank goodness) But it's like once I stopped worrying, THEN he shows other signs of problems! However, I'm not panicking. (Not yet, anyways) Housing What size is your tank? 3gal...
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