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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a betta fish who has been sick for over a week now. He started off lethargic and was hiding a lot, swam erratically, and had clamped fins for a few days, and since it looked like he may have had a gold sheen on his scales, I suspected velvet and treated him with copper sulfate (had a...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I rescued my betta about two weeks ago and I'm worried his health is declining. Ever since I got him I've been trying to determine what he may have and based on his symptoms the only things I've been able to pin point potentially are: fin rot, based on the white coloring and fraying of his fins...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi! I have a female betta (Barb) who I’ve had for almost a year. Last week her heater broke and I installed a new one two days ago. She is in a two gallon tank with gravel, a filter, a mystery snail, and java ferns. On Thursday, within the span of 10 hours she got a HUGE bubble over her right...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So i was over my friends house and we noticed her betta fish has this spore like growth on his tail, it looks super fuzzy and she said in general his tail looks droopier too. pics attached
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Please please help I have no idea what is hanging off the ends of my betta's fins. It started as a little piece of white fuzz that he shook off into the water. It looked like some type of fungus to me so I've been cleaning his tank super often and putting aquarium salt in his tank to try and...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    This is my first betta fish, Hector, and I'm really worried that he's sick: this morning at around 7am I noticed two very small fuzzy-ish looking dots (each around the size of a needle eye or smaller) on the right side of his anal fin. They're a little hard to see in the photos, sorry -- I'll...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I am fairly new to owning Bettas but I have owned and bred Comets and Koi for many years. I have not encountered any real health issues with my goldfish so I have very little experience diagnosing anything other than Ich, and I am not sure what is going on with my Betta. I purchased him from a...
  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I got my betta fish Kevin at Petco as a baby last June, so he's now a little over a year old. A few months ago, I noticed a small bump on his side. It didn't seem to be effecting him much, and after lots of research I concluded that it was probably a tumor, and there wasn't really anything I...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Mr. Blue needs help and I am not sure what he needs. I keep getting told differently by pet store employees and hoping to get some expert help before it's too late! After doing some research due to the goldish/brown wondering if he could have velvet? His bump in front of his tail ( you can see...
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So today while I was cleaning out my fishes tank I noticed some very alarming things on his body. I have no clue what it could be and help is much appreciated! Housing Howmany gallons is your tank? 2 gallons Do you have a filter? No Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 80...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 5.5 Does it have a filter? yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 79-80 Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? It has a filter Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? No Food: What food brand do you use...
  12. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My husband and I have had our betta fish Squirt since April of 2015, within the past week and a half we've noticed a growth on the end of what looks like a string located between his fins. At the bottom of his bowl we found two more sacks that have fallen off or that he has scratched off. I was...
  13. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    About a week ago, I noticed a bump on my Betta's face, right I front of his eye. I was really worried about it, but could find nothing on the internet that informed me what it was or how to treat it. The bump has been getting bigger and bigger throughout the week and got some red spots on it...
  14. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have had my Betta for over a year now and recently he got an infection that ate his fins away. I did some research and treated him with BettaFix to try and grow them back because I thought he may be fin biting but that didn't help. I recently moved and got some anti fungal tablets from Jungle...
  15. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, I have a little pink male called Spinky (I ran out of ideas). I've had him about five months and he's been brilliant, he wasn't in great shape fin wise when we got him (I felt sorry for him in the pet store) but he recovered and is normally super smart and full of life. Over the...
  16. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have two white betta fish and both have this like gold plate on there head but one looks like its now on a side along with the head. I'm scared something is wrong with these two girls. None of the other Bettas seem to have any issues. Could this be a fungal infection. I have pictures to help...
  17. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I've had Jared for about nine months now. When we first bought him, he lived in an oversized wine glass (1 gallon) with a Spongebob Squarepants figurine and pineapple (I did not pick the decor). He had a betta hammock, which he loved, and was very interactive - jumping out of the water...
  18. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 10gal What temperature is your tank? 78 Does your tank have a filter? Bio Bag Whisper 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...
  19. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, my fish's name is Ray and since I moved into my college dorm with him about a week and a half ago, he's gotten really lethargic. Once he stopped swimming around and started laying at the bottom of his tank, only swimming up to breathe, I did a 100% clean of his tank and ordered amonia...
  20. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I got a new female betta, Journey, just 2 days ago. It wasn't until I brought her home that I noticed a white spot on her back. It's too big to be ich, and it's not fluffy or raised. I'm paranoid though, could it be a fungal infection or is it just part of her? Journey is my first female betta...
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