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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I'm new to this forum, I've had my fish for a couple of years now and have been able to take care of him pretty well so far. He has had a small 1 gallon tank with a filter for a long time, but recently I switched him over to a 3 gallon aquaponic tank. I was hesitant to switch him because...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    There is a big white patch running down my betta's mouth and upper belly, and at first I thought it was just cute but now I'm worried that my baby boy might be getting sick. He never eats anything anymore, and spits his food right out. He also sulks in the corner of the tank and refuses to move...
  3. Other Fish
    I bought 2 shrimp on wednesday and they seemed very happy. They where exploring the tank and one was even trying to touch my betta's face! (My betta isnt much of a fighting fish so he just continued sittig on top of his filter). Anyway the shrimp have since gone into hiding, ive got a large tree...
  4. Betta Fish Care
    Hello, so I am in a really tough situation. I have this friend and we don't know each other too well but she's really nice and she has a betta. Her betta is in this tank: http://www.petsmart.com/fish/aquariums/aqueon-betta-bowl-starter-kit-zid36-16695/cat-36-catid-300065 That's .5 gallons! How...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I need some serious help! My betta fish has developed a severe ulcer looking thing on his side! Initially I thought it was a tumor but it opened up so I treated it like a wound. It seems to have gotten a lot worse recently. Does anyone have any clue what it could be? The area looks like a scab...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Betta fish very sick with a bloated stomach and white wool stuff on the mouth and fins. Been like this for 5 day I have tried using "Ocean Free Super Internal Bacteria & Ulcer Away" but is not working and is getting worse each day is getting more bloated it double the fish size is really big. I...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My Betta fish, Bubbles is about a Year and a month old. And she has lost a lot of colour in her. She just hangs out at the surface of her tank next to her plant and sleeps all day. She won't even eat her food. She is also bloated I really don't want her to die I love her so much! Can someone...
  8. Betta Fish Care
    Hello! How can I safely keep a small female betta in a one gallon tank? READ THIS STORY BEFORE YOU POST HATE COMMENTS My little sister got a betta in September "Bubbles" who is a female. My sister pays no attention to Bubbles whatsoever so I feed Bubbles and take care of her. Bubbles is in a 1...
  9. Betta Fish Care
    Hi ive had my betta for about a month now, but when i had him for 2 weeks i suspected he got swim bladder disease. i read that i should give him a pea, so i then took frozen pea and placed it in bowling water to soften up. i gave him only half of the pea(just the insides, not the shell) and he...
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Help, I bought my Beautiful Elephant Ear Betta Phantom 1 month ago. He had a small grey lump when I bought him but dismissed it as nothing however in the past week it has balloned and this afternoon opened. He has been sitting on the bottom of his tank but swims up happily for food. What do I...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I think my Beta Franklin may be unwell. His tail has a lumpy bit right in the middle, I am not sure if this is normal/will hurt him. I have had him over a year. He has a little heater and is in 4L or over a gallon of water, I use water conditioner and have a store bought fin medication...
  12. Betta Fish Care
    please help i got my male half moon double tail betta fish 5 months ago. He lives in a 2.5 gallon tank with an aerated filter and a light. the temperature 75 degrees, and i clean the tank every week. He has always been a great swimmer and he always ate but recently he is just not right. He...
  13. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My beautiful 2 year old Jasper looks very ill and I am in need of help. He is eating ok but is not as active as usual. He is an electric blue colour. He began to get a couple of small bumps on his tail fin. Now his tail fin is turning white and looks sore :-( My uncle has fish and is good with...
  14. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My male Crowntail, Triton is acting really strange. I rescued him from Wal-Mart back in June and up until a little over a week ago I had him in a 1 gallon tank. I did a little bit of research and upon reading, I decided to buy a 10 gallon tank with a filter and heater for him. I ended up...
  15. Betta Fish Care
    hello.. i am very new in the fish world and i bought a betta fish yesterday.. and i have a bowl as its home .. it has gravel to the bottom and a natural plant .. but i did not know about the water etc, so i just filled it up and emptied the bag containing the fish into the tank ... i just read...
  16. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, this afternoon I looked into my tank and noticed that my month old betta has some sort is swelling around his gill area. I did a lot of research and later noticed that his poop was kind of light and stringy so I immediately thought it was some sort of parasite. I went to petsmart and a...
  17. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So I'm a pretty new betta fish owner, and I've been noticing recently that Levi has gotten really bad. I'm not even sure what to do anymore. I've been trying to change his water much more often than I already do but he won't eat any food (he opens his mouth to eat it but spits it back out). He...
  18. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    In September I got a beautiful betta fish for my birthday. He is a male delta with red and blue fins. He has a 2 gallon tank with a filter, two plastic plants, and a large rock with two holes that he can easily swim through. Around December I started to notice his fins had ripped, but my dad...
  19. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi I bought my betta in September. He's alone in a 10 gallon aquarium. I change the water every week and everything was perfect until a couple of days ago. He was just lying near a rock for 2 days and when I checked on him he hadn't eaten at all but most scary part was that his eye was...
  20. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I got a betta thursday night because my boy died on new years and I wanted a friend when I went back to college. I had him in a temporary one gallon until I came back to college sunday night. He seemed fine in the temp besides the not eating. He seemed interested in the first pellet I gave him...
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