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  1. Spinal Injury?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    (Feels a little bit ironic to be posting in this section myself, but I'm a bit stumped and am looking for some opinions) Last Wednesday (5/6) my betta Polaris was totally fine. On Thursday when I woke up, she was holding her spine crooked... And hasn't straightened out since. I'll give more...
  2. Fin rot???

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone! Okay, so I'm a little concerned with my boy, Squiggles. When I first got him just over a month ago, he fell quite sick with suspected swim bladder. Thankfully, that has cleared up nicely and he's been a happy boy since. However, around that time, I noticed that his tail fin...
  3. Swim Bladder Treatment?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have had Prince Bubblegum for 7 days as of December 23. I'm starting to think that he won't be able to recover and that maybe his swim bladder issues were caused by an injury. Is there anything I can do to improve his quality of life? Does anyone have any ideas on how I can help my little...
  4. Betta injured, please help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I have had my betta for 3 months, I have him in a 3 gallon tank with a filter and heater. I bought a suction hose to clean his gravel and tried to use it for the first time today. Turns out my tank is too tall and not wide enough for me to create the suction it needs, needless to say I was...
  5. Injured fin from filter! What to treat with!?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey all! I noticed my rosetail butterfly betta ...Lazarus....was very lethargic and would not eat today. I then noticed his fin on top was shredded and it was a bit red where his fin met his body!! All of his other fins look great so I ruled out fin rot. Also, I remember yesterday that he was...
  6. Beta Hurt by Cat. What Should I Do?

    Betta Fish Care
    I came home today and my fishbowl was knocked over on the floor but my fish was still alive miraculously. I was the house cat, but I couldn't believe the cat didn't eat him. Part of my fish's upper tail fin is missing. He looks really sad is more brown than usual and he sometimes flops over. He...
  7. Major injury xposted

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm a newbie to good betta care and I am trying my best to learn, I honestly thought I was doing well until this incident. This was accidentally cross posted to betta chat. I have two betta fish each in 3 gallon (max size per tank allowed in my apartment), filtered, heated tanks with live and...
  8. And I thought I was doing so well... tank decor gone bad

    Betta Chat
    I have two betta fish each in 3 gallon (max size per tank allowed in my apartment), filtered, heated tanks with live and silk plants. I thought I was doing so well creating the optimum environment when I majorly messed up yesterday. I bought a tank "hideaway" for my seconded betta when I...
  9. Annoying Tail Rot

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    In early November my Betta ripped his tail on a sharp plant (I removed it right away and replaced it with a safe one) and he was fine except the injury got infected with a very aggressive tail rot. I treated with Maracyn-2 and the tail rot went away for about a month. His tail was healing very...
  10. I made a big mistake.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So I was rescaping my tank and when I finished I added the betta back into the tank. Instead of getting my net to scope him up I decided to gently hold him in the palm of my hand and put him in. I had done this with my old bettas with no problems. But this time, his left pectoral fin isn't...
  11. Fish badly injured, need help fast

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm a college student and I went home for Thanksgiving, and was forced to leave my female betta fish for five days nights. I just got back and found my betta wedged in the ventilation holes in her cave. She should not have been able to get to the holes, they were covered by fake grass expressly...
  12. Missing scales?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello! I am new to these forums but not to keeping bettas. (I just keep one or two at a time, no sororities or anything fancy!) My betta, Bloom, is in a cycled 6gal tank. all the water parameters are good, but I noticed it looks like Bloom is missing a few scales? He's normally a deep burgundy...
  13. Do you need a filter to use tetracycline?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Can you use tetracycline on a half gallon fish tank that doesn't have a filter. Or does the water need to be aerated ?
  14. Pop Eye or Injury? Medication help!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta Busey seems to have pop eye. So the other day i went to turn off the lamp we have next to him before bed as i usually do and he must have been asleep because he got very scared and i heard what sounded like crashing and water splashing. Not thinking, i quick shined a light on him to...
  15. Hole in tail..

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm not sure how this happened, but Buddy has a hole in his tail. Help...:-(
  16. Betta dropped in sink! Will she be okay?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    While I was at a little group think with my friend, my mom so kindly cleaned Caroline's tank for me. When I came home it was time to take Caroline out of the cup she was in for water changes and into the tank, My mom was trying to pour some of the water out of the cup with the net at the...
  17. Our Betta isn't the same anymore. Help Please

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    About a month and a half ago my boyfriend and I bought a Betta. He was lively and loved to swim up to the top to meet us when we fed him. We were surprised at how much time he spent at the top of the tank and laughed when he zipped about. But a few days ago when we cleaned his tank he hasn't...
  18. Possible injury or Popeye?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    The other day, I scared Franky by dropping the lid of the tank closed when he was right at the top. He shot straight down to the bottom of the tank into the gravel, and then stayed there in an awkward position for ~5 minutes. I turned off the light and kept an eye on him to make sure he hadn't...
  19. 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...
  20. Shredded Fins

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So for about a week I've been noticing my betta's tail has been a little scruffy, but tonight when I checked it was really just shredded. I've had the fish for about 4-5 months and I haven't changed any of the plants so I don't think it's from that. I am really worried, the best way to describe...
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