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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I just get a beta fish for my daughter a few days ago,and I've noticed that all he's done is lay at the bottom of that tank on his moss ball . he doesn't swim around much, like at all, apart from eating or coming up for air. Is this normal? My first thought is a swim bladder issue, because he...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello all! I have had my betta fish since August of ‘19. He has handled a few different moves since then very well. I went away for a few days and when I got back I’ve noticed he isn’t swimming or nearly as active as he use to be and he is either found resting on his side on the bottom or in his...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Please note: I am adopting this betta, Pedro, from my workplace. When he was in the office, the filter was never running because my coworkers believed he did not like the current it created. The water was never changed; water was only added when it began to run low due to evaporation. They would...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi there! So before I started reading the threads on here I thought I knew a decent amount about bettas, but not as much as the owners on here, so I signed up. Anyway onto the reason we're on this thread. This is Clyde, he's a three year old crown tail and my first ever fish. Recently I noticed...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    It all started on Saturday. I came home from work and my betta, Ruben greeted me as he patiently waited for his food. So I soaked three pellets in his tank water like I normally do. He ate two pellets and as he was about to eat the third he looked like he was choking on the pellets he had in his...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi all! So I'm new to this site and I've been reading some other posts trying to see if they solve the answer to my question, but unfortunately they don't! I've had my fish, Cinnamonbuddy, for 2 years now. He is a male beta fish, and he and I have become close over these two years. I bought him...
  7. Betta Fish Care
    I did make a post yesterday over how i rescued a lethargic baby betta on its side with uneaten oversized pellets. Currently he or she is in a heated (82° F) 5 gal and is staying in an isolation box. I just did a full water change a few minutes ago, so the ammonia and nitrite levels are currently...
  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So lately my betta will 'lay' on the bottom of his tank all the time. He is my only betta that does this. He is around 3 years old and has also recently got a yellow discoloration on his underside. Whats wrong with him, please help! Pic of him
  9. Betta Fish Care
    Ok. So i got my third betta form Petco back in April. Since I have brought him home he has been one of the most ACTIVE bettas i've ever had. Constantly swimming around his tank. He was scared of me for a bit but warmed up to me after a couple of weeks. However, he is starting to be less...
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello. I have 4 betta fish that I keep in separate bowls. I have had these fish for about 2 years and have been doing the same thing every time I change their water.I put each fish in a small bowl to the side while I clean their original bowl and then add brand new spring water to it. I always...
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