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  1. Emergency Betta's fins ripped suddenly

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I am very worried, I have had my betta for a couple months now, up until yesterday he seemed healthy and happy and his fins were very nice, he loved swimming a lot from side to side on the tank, he is a very aggressive eater and loves eating a lot, I test the water regularly and ammonia...
  2. 2 new bettas, worried.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 10 gallon divided. 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 What tank mates does your betta fish live with? Assassin Snails...
  3. Betta stuck to whisper filter

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My 8 month old Betta got stuck to the bottom of the filter and is now laying on the bottom of the tank! I came home and realized he was stuck so I turned off the filter and he swam off a little but rested on the bottom. He's tried to swim a few times but ends up just laying on the bottom of the...
  4. Help! Betta ripped tail!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Guys, I am crying so bad right now, I was scooping up Daryl in a cup and I accidentally pinched his tail against the side of the tank and his anal fin ripped a little bit! :cry: I messed up and hurt my poor baby. Is he going to be ok?!! I feel awful. Please help.
  5. HELP: Betta Obsessed with Filter

    Betta Fish Care
    I am worried that my new betta, Obbie, will hurt himself. After doing my first water change with Obbie, he has become fixated on his area around his filter. I think he is able to see the reflection of himself there because he keeps flaring at the glass. I turned off the light to hopefully cut...
  6. Urgent Help Needed

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, this is my first time posting on this site and I actually made this account because of the problem I had today. I just came home from college and one of my two bettas didn't handle the trip very well, he is stressed and hasn't eaten in 8 days now. I thought that part of the reason was...
  7. Ripped gill?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a Male Betta named Jeremy. He lives in a 10 gallon aquarium. I got him last Christmas as a gift from my friends. Ever since I've had him it looks like his Gill is ripped. I think it's his gill. It's right by his face. It's not as attached as the other side. I was really worried about it...
  8. Small chunk missing from betta's tail?

    Betta Fish Care
    This is Kevin. I bought him a few hours ago from a local Petco, because I am far too poor to obtain a better fish from a breeder. At first he was just sitting at the bottom of his bowl, which seemed peculiar to me for a fish who was suddenly given another full gallon to swim around in, so I...
  9. Badly Hurt Female Betta

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I had an empty 10 gallon tank and I decided I wanted to try a female sorority. I introduced all the females into the tank at the same time and gave plenty of hiding spots. I made sure the females were all about the same size as well. I was ready for the females to start a pecking order and I was...
  10. TRAUMATIZED after JUMPING *New owner, help!*

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone. When cleaning my tank, my betta jumped out of the net and onto the counter. Now he just seems to mope around the tank. He is usually super active, darting around the tank and he would always responds to me. Right after the incident, he would just chill in the bottom, facing the...
  11. (worried) Help! Strange puffy infection on betta's mouth

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm not sure how this happened. I think it might have been when i brought my new black molly home the other night. My betta fish (Arthur) thought it was another betta, and to make matters worse it seemed to like him and kept following him around when (as we know) He likes his SPACE...
  12. HELP: Over flaring?!

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi! I just got a new Betta fish 2 days ago, and since yesterday, Bernard (my fish) has been flaring at his own reflection on the glass and the top of the water. He also swims quickly against the glass. He's eating normally and looks forward to food(he eats actually quite fast)...Bernard swallows...
  13. Are betta concussions possible...? He's definitely hurt.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So, my friend today donated her 1-year-old betta to me today, tank, heater, filter and all. He was fine at her house, etc. The problem is... We had him in a water bottle for transport and after tank setup/cleaning/cycling etc. we poured him in but he went out too fast and bashed into his...
  14. Camera Flash?

    Betta Fish Care
    When I signed up and saw that this site had Betta photo contests, i thought about something: Does the camera flash harm them in any way?
  15. Fish is acting like he is hurt?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi ther5e! I had to by a replacement beta today. My last one of 1yr+ started acting like he was depressed (despite my arguments with my husband who says fish dont get depressed)..I say that to be descriptive of his state. He was less active and stopped eating. Anyhoo...I got a replacement (&...
  16. What is going on?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey. I got a betta last week from petsmart and he was a little dull but I liked his colors. He brightened up a bit after a few days of feeding and he acts like a normal betta should, eating all of his 2 pellets twice a day, swimming around, making bubbles around his bowl, but I'm not sure he's...
  17. Small Sore

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I noticed today that Two-Tails has what looks like a small sore on his head, as if he is missing a scale. He probably hit his head on something whilst exploring. I'm trying to monitor the water quality, and I don't have a problem with ammonia or nitrites because my tank is so heavily planted...
  18. One hurt harlequin! D:

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Puffy is singling out one of my harlequins, and hurting him. He, Crookshanks has an odd, almost warped tail, but can swim really well, and came with an odd tail from the petstore. I assumed he'd be alright, and for the most part he is. But, Puffy is nipping him, and his tail looks more red and a...