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  1. Popeye and Bloat?? Please Help!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I recently returned home after 1.5 weeks away. I had a friend house and pet sitting. 2 days after I got home, my betta Fish Mooney, started swimming on his side. I thought he may have been overfed, causing the bloating, so I fasted him for 2 days thinking that would help his bloating. Then...
  2. Please help! Very sick betta - dropsy?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi all, I rescued a Betta fish about a month ago, and since I got him he's had issues with his swim bladder. It wasn't a major problem until two and a half weeks ago (stress of moving two hours away, probably), when his belly swelled up like crazy. At first I thought it was dropsy, but his...
  3. Kanaplex okay in community tank?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My Betta, Neptune, has not been eating, at least that I see. He used to come right up at practically eat from my fingers. Tonight he did eat but spit it out, it was a large pellet but he used to gobble it up. Anyway, he's resting a lot. I saw stringy white poo yesterday coming from him so I'm...
  4. Emergency- kanaplex, columnaris, dropsy??

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I have a little Betta, Rooster Tooth. He is REALLY sick and I don't know what to do. I adopted him from Petco, he was sickly looking but seemed to bounce right back once I got him home. About a month ago I could have sworn I saw a thin strip of tail floating around in his tank, and I...
  5. Are we overusing kanamycin/Kanaplex?

    Betta Fish Care
    I saw something in a different forum concerning bacteria immunity to antibiotics, kanamycin (in Kanaplex) in particular. The person discouraged the use of Kanaplex for milder bacterial infections such as fin rot, and suggested it should only be used for severe infections. Since Kanaplex is so...
  6. I suspect Dropsy - ideas?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, I'm new here, but I've already learned so much reading through these boards. You guys are awesome, and I hope you can help with my charming 2 1/2 yr old Veil Tail, Uncle Belvedere, who I suspect is in the early stage of Dropsy. Housing What size is your tank? 5 gal What...
  7. KanaPlex dosage

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm not sure how to dose KanaPlex. The instructions on the tube say: 'Use 1 level measure for every 20 L.... Repeat every 2 days until symptoms disappear or up to a maximum of 3 doses' Does this mean add another measure every 2 days WITHOUT changing the water?
  8. HELP FAST MOVING Columnaris

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    please HELP FAST MOVING Columnaris hes dying I'M so sorry to start another thread but bash is going down hill so fast and I wanted to make sure I had everything for the night as the pet store closes in 3 hours I have him in his cup as it is so hard for him to reach teh top of the tank and...
  9. Kanaplex

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Does anyone in the Los Angeles California area know if there is a store/place where the antibiotic Kanaplex is sold? I ordered some but it won't get to me and my sick fish until Monday at the earliest!
  10. Fins turning red??

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello everyone, I am currently treated my fish for fin rot with Kanaplex. He's been on it for 4 days now. His fins are starting to turn red which is a sign of fin rot I think, but I'm treating him for that. Is it possible that the medicine is actually making it worse?? He didn't have as much...
  11. Should I put my fish down?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've been having problems with my betta for quite a while. About a month ago he was laying at the bottom of his tank and wouldn't get up. After a ton of asking and researching, I determined it was fin rot, and I treated him with seachem's kanaplex and put in aquarium salt. He perked up and he...