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  1. Dark spot/bulge growing on Betta head/gill area

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, We have a young male betta we purchased from PetSmart on Feb 18, 2020. He had a dark blue spot on the top right side of his head near his gills when we got him, but we thought nothing of it other than a 'character mark'. Here's a picture of him when we received him: The spot has...
  2. Missing scales on bettas head??

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    [LEF[/LEFT] Hello, My betta has a patch on his head, it appears that maybe scales are missing? I'm not sure as I am new to betta keeping. Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 8 Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 78/25.5 Does your tank...
  3. Betta has large growth on head!!!! 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? Yes but not using it now What temperature is your tank? 83 f Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Does your Betta have tank mates? Yes What kind? Bottom feeder (plecostomus)...
  4. Betta has large white tumor like growth on head

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My red male betta, Poseidon, is about 3 years old and has always been healthy up until about the last four weeks when I noticed a tiny white growth on his head. When I noticed it began to grow rapidly I looked for betta medicines that people have recommended and I have used two different...
  5. Enlarged lump on head between eyes of my Mister Goop

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    If I am a bit distraught, sorry. I love Mister Goop with all my heart. ;~; This happened very suddenly. A giant growth appeared in the center of his forehead... some raised scales on his left gills. The rest of his body looks generally okay with only some fin splittage (I've been trying to get...
  6. HELP His scales are gone?!??

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Um hi, I just checked on my betta fish for the first time in a few hours and he is missing kind of a large portion of scales on top of his head. I looked at him maybe 4 hours ago and he was fine, but now all of these are gone. I'm really worried about him because this just can't be good. I...
  7. Betta Injury? White Scales on head

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My male betta has a couple of scattered white/pale scales on the top of his head. I just noticed it now, I didn't see them this morning. I've been keeping his water at 78 dergrees and changed his water 100% two days ago. I don't know if it's an injury maybe or something else. He is behaving...
  8. Injury On Betta's Head! Worried Mommy, Need Advice

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi All, I woke up this morning to feed my little guy Fineas, and noticed this had happened to the top of his head overnight. The scales are entirely gone. I'm new to the site, but have been lurking for quite some time for tips and help. Here are two of the best pictures I could get of his...
  9. Not an emergency, but question about scarring on betta's head.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    First, to get the necessaries out of the way: Housing What size is your tank? 5 gallons What temperature is your tank? ~82 degrees fahrenheit Does your tank have a filter? Yes Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Is your tank heated? Yes, and cooled with a fan. Heater...
  10. Several head scales missing over 2 nights

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 3 gallons What temperature is your tank? 78 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? Yes What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None Food What type of food do you feed your...
  11. Confused

    Betta Fish Care
    So I noticed that Mojo has a greenish white-ish coloration (Well it looks like color) to him near his ventral fins and it's slowly spreading up his face. He's had a bit of this color ever since I got him like 2 months back and none of my other fish have it. He also looks like he has some scales...
  12. A few questions

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta has had patches at the end of his gills for a while now but his water doesn't look rusty and it looks like unhealed ulcers. I'm wondering if he got them from scraping the rocks but if that was the case they probably should've gone away. He also has small white patches above each eye. So...
  13. Betta missing scales on the top of his head.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello all, ever since I've had my little Tales, I noticed he had a few missing scales at the top of his head. I'm wondering if this is a problem or nothing to worry about :-? IMG_20130329_151843.jpg
  14. Bump, nodule on face

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello all, I am new to the forum and am looking for some information on a "bump" that has popped up on my sweet Khann's face. I first noticed it 6 days ago and when I returned to the office on Monday it has tripled in size. It is between his right eye and mouth, appears to be coming up from...
  15. Betta head change of color, loss of scales?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I recently bought a new betta from a pet store about 2 weeks ago. Over this time, I have noticed that the top of his head has begun to change color, and I am a bit concerned. This is what the top of his head looks like right now. And this is what it was like when I first purchased him: Is...
  16. Strange... thing... on face?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    For once I'm not asking about my fish. This time, it's about my mom's. Motown has these things on his face. They look like rubs or cuts or something, although I can't tell what they actually are, but they are even on both sides of his face. One set is right next to his gills, the other is right...
  17. Help! Growth on Betta's head

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Help! does anyone know what this growth is? I can't find photos of anything like it online, and this is my first betta fish. These photos are from a few days ago, and it's visibly growing each day-- it seems to sprout new clear bubbles on it making it larger every day. :( It is completely on the...
  18. Cobalt has a white spot on his head, pacing

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Cobalt has been acting strangely the past few days. He continually paces in front of the acrylic, and flares occasionally. I figured this was fairly normal since he has to get used to seeing his reflection, etc. So this morning I went to his tank and found he has developed an odd white spot on...
  19. Help?? I just lost one last night i dont want to lose another....

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi all. I'm probably overracting but I just lost a betta last night and I dont want to lose my second one. I noticed that he has a cut on his head. Its kind of peachy pink and shiny, and looks like he lost a few scales.... Hes swimming fine, he just seems to be breathing a bit faster....I dont...
  20. Omg help!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I JUSt changed my tank water. I try and keep it just warmer than room temp because I have a divided half gallon tank with no heater, I just use this really hot lamp to warm up the water. I changed the water and put both of my fish back in. Rainbow is just fine totally normal. After I put the...
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