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  1. Lethargic, and laying on side. Not eating/struggling to eat. Please Help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Tank summary: **Tank** Image of water test as of 09-24-17. My nitrate levels were about 40-80ppm last wednesday. I did a 50% water change to bring them down to where they are now. I've been checking them to make sure they haven't shot up at all. I have a 10 gal tank, 0/0/10-20ppm...
  2. Betta Fish laying on bottom of tank then coming up for air

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I just bought a new betta fish yesterday and am having some problems. (I have never owned a betta before this). I have a 2.2 gallon tank for my betta fish, a heater, an air pump, and a filter. In my new tank, I filled it with tap water, and then treated it. After letting the tank run for 15...
  3. PLEASE HELP! My fish is very sick!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello everyone! Last week I bought my first betta fish and am now addicted so on Saturday I bought two more! However one is sick. My albino elephant ear just lays on his side at the bottom of his bowl. I saw he did this in the pet store and felt sorry for him. I have researched it online and...
  4. Is my new girl ok?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    While I have had a Betta or two in the past, I never knew much about them and must have gotten lucky. I now want to do it right. I Now have 2 Bettas (both in separate tanks). Prue, my female, I just got last night. I wasn't around to observe her in her new environment, so I waited until this...
  5. Betta fish seeming unhappy, lethargic?

    Betta Fish Care
    I just got my male betta about two weeks ago. He is in a five gallon tank with a Whisper filter, heater, and LED lights. The water temperature is 76 and all levels in the water are normal. His tank has a silk plant, floating log, and a little hut for him to hide/play/relax. He was scared of me...
  6. Sudden change in betta

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello. I am new to this site and have read many of the threads but I need some help with my betta. I am a college student and so I had to bring my fish home with me for winter break and keep him in a smaller than usual tank. His fins have always been kind of scraggly but I notice they were...
  7. Extremely Odd Behavior to do with Environment?

    Betta Fish Care
    I've got two fish with similar troubles, but we'll start with Ryou because he's the one that is scaring me the most. Ryou is a pink veil-tail with blue and purple flecks in his fins and tail. I bought him in November after watching him sit unwanted at the local pet store for three months. He...
  8. My fish is possibly dieing.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My fish Hypolita has been placed in a two gallon tank (what I had orginally thought was five gallons) with plenty of food, a no current filtration system, and all the plants and hiding places she can hide in. I had tried to put her in a sorority tank, in hopes of having an economic way to house...