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  1. My betta jumped!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I found my little Charlie outside of his tank, I don't know how long he had been out. I thought he was dead but when i touched him he moved a little bit. I got him and put him in the tank again but now I can see his fins are shredded badly, his breathing is labored and very slow and shallow. His...
  2. Parasite or disease? Can't figure it out, and she's really sick..PLEASE HELP!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    With all of her symptoms I can't figure out if it's a parasite or something else, and I don't want to over-medicate, or give her medication she doesn't need. She's not doing well, and if she doesn't get treatment soon I don't think she'll live much longer. A few days ago my female crowntail...
  3. Sick Betta...please help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had my crowntail betta, Flo, since last November. She became sick a few months ago...She wouldn't eat, became lethargic, became pale, and had a white patch on her right side at the base of her fin which had become clamped. I treated with Lifeguard all in one. It seemed to do the trick. She...
  4. gill flukes?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    This previous thread explains how I lost two fish in the past month, both with similar symptoms. Now my other little guy is starting to breathe a little heavily as well, but I've been watching both him and my other betta like a hawk since losing the other two, so I'm hoping there's a chance I...
  5. Gill looks very inflamed & very labored breathing!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I will fill out the form in a second but I'm not sure it's relevant to the emergency at hand since he's in a hospital tank now. My betta just wasn't himself and yesterday we noticed he is hiding and breathing kind of heavy. Today he seemed better in the morning and ate, then swam crazily (very...
  6. HELP HELP! Labored breathing

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My Sushi isn't acting much better. He just lies on the bottom of the tank and i think he's getting worse. Now I am questioning his breathing. it seems very labored. I made a video and posted to for you to see. Please help me right away. First betta and I will be heartbroken if...