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  1. Betta laying on side/lose of color/heavy breathing

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    For the past couple of weeks our betta has been laying on the bottom of the tank on his side breathing heavy. He seems to have lost most of his color. I dont know exactly how big his tank is but I want to say its about 6 inches X 6 inches. Does anybody know what could be wrong with him? and how...
  2. Betta has not eaten in over a week, lethargic, heavy breating, laying on side

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I was wondering if anyone has any ideas. Over a week ago, Pepsi stopped eating and started acting lethargic. I changed the water, he is in an 8 gallon tank filtered heated planted tank (higher ph, but ammonia and nitrates were 0 ) which has been cycled and has only one fish. His heater broke...
  3. Heavy breathing and crooked spine!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Earlier today, I changed her gravel to sand. I was worried it caused her heavy breathing, and while I was recording her breathing, I noticed she was crooked. Luckily, I take pictures of her often. She was slightly crooked this morning, and wasn't yesterday. I moved her into a large vase with her...
  4. Heavy breathing after switching 2/3 of gravel

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had my female for a month and a half now. The tank is a 1.5-2 gallon. I actually had been 100% changing her water and washing her gravel for the first month, so basically she had been in a "new tank" for a month. But finding out about my somewhat high, but not dangerous nitrites, I stopped...
  5. Heavy breathing and struggling to the surface

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? Divided 20 gal What temperature is your tank? 78 degrees Does your tank have a filter? Yes - sponge filters Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Sponge filters Is your tank heated? Yes What tank mates does your betta fish live with? 2 large...
  6. Heavy breathing

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey guys. I just bought a betta fish for the first time, Fishmael, a few days ago. I like him a lot, but it's been quite since I got him. I can be sort of a hypochondriac (I guess especially with fish), but I've been a big fan of the forums on this site and all the helpful answers people give...
  7. Breathing heavily, no sign of disease!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    King Dedede seems to be running into lots of problems lately... His breathing is heavy and I have NO idea what's happening. I've checked his gills and they don't seem hurt or inflamed... I just did a water change yesterday. I'm sure it's not temperature shock because when I did the water change...
  8. Indigo-- Heavy breathing

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Two nights ago I suspect that my two year old heater over-heated because the water felt really warm and my fish was breathing heavy and upset. So I turned it off and things cooled down. I did not have any replacement yet so I used my mini-heater that heats a 1 gal tank and kept his light on all...
  9. My Betta is approaching his death bed.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have no idea what to do. If I can save this Betta than it will restore my faith, but every single one I have dies and I can never save it. He is in a 10 gallon tank with a filter and the water is at 80. He was doing great, and then I noticed about a week or two ago his gill on the front...
  10. 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...
  11. Oh No! What's Wrong?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My male crowntail betta is acting really weird. I've had him about a month now. He is sort of "sitting" vertically and breathing heavily. Occasionally he swims to sometihing but always comes back. This has been happening for the last few hours. Is there something wrong? The parameters...
  12. Fish with Popeye laying on bottom - Help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta, Norman, is not doing well. He is in a 1 1/2 gallon bowl with rocks and a live plant on the bottom. There is also a sweet potato vine at the top (I keep the roots trimmed and he's always liked to hide in the roots). For the last several days he has been very lethargic, just sitting...
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