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  1. Betta lays at the bottom of tank all day/night, has some white film on body

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 5 gallons Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 81˚ Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? No Food: What food brand do you use? Omega One...
  2. Fin and Body Rot on 2y/o Betta - Running out of options

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    I’ll keep the intro short since I kinda went to town on the questionnaire: My girlfriend and I liberated (bought) Jeph from an abandoned Walmart fish department that was removed less than a month later. His health has never been great but seems to be declining quickly with a rough case of fin...
  3. Help The Avatar

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    Hey guys first time poster and complete noob so please forgive me if I do this wrong! I've had Aang for 6 months now and its been a bit rocky from the start but we always get through it with guidance from the pet store I bought him from. But as New Zealand is in lockdown I no longer have the...
  4. American Flag Crowntail went from blue to almost white; very lethargic, bent spine. I am desperate.

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    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...
  5. Sick Betta Help Please

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    I came home yesterday and noticed that my betta, Po, was acting very lethargic and laying with fins clamped at the bottom of his tank. I tested the water and everything looked normal but I did a water change anyway but this had not helped. Now he is hiding in the back a terra-cotta pot (with no...
  6. Very sick darting Betta needs help asap

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    My betta fish is very sick, I've had him for a little over a year and he has been very healthy until about 2 months ago. He started to dart around his tank impulsively (usually happened at night.) As time went on he grew more and more sick. The darting behavior kept getting worse and he was...
  7. My Betta is Bloated and Lazy

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    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 3.5 Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? About 74 degrees Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? No Food: What food brand do you use? Omega...
  8. New Female Betta Lethargic

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    Hi guys, So I recently started a planted aquarium, and just the other day added two female bettas (yes, I realize now that only 2 females together is a controversial topic). When I first brought the girls home, they had a little bit of a tussle, but after I split them up they retreated to their...
  9. Betta Showing Discoloration and Lying on Bottom

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi all, I'm a new betta keeper and need some advice. I bought a betta about a month and a half ago and put him through two weeks of quarantine with API General Cure, API Erythromycin, and Hikari Ich X. He looked fine after going through that, but in the last few days has started showing some...
  10. Sick Fish - Lethargic, Hiding, please help!

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    Hello, Our fish Quasi, whom we've had since February, has suddenly changed his temperament. Drastically. He has always been in great health, very funny and playful and sociable. He has never been one to hide anywhere, always in your face wanting attention. He recently went about 3 weeks or so...
  11. Lump and swelling on one side, lethargic.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Jet has had a small lump on one side of his body for a few months. It didn't seem to bother him or affect his appetite or energy, so I assumed it was nothing to be concerned about and figured he might just be eating too much. Recently, it has become much larger and he is lethargic. The last...
  12. New Betta, lethargic, won't eat

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    I adopted my betta 6 days ago from Walmart. He hasn't eaten since, I think he nibbled a bite of pea, but it was hard to tell. I've tried pellets and freeze dried blood worms. I've also tried feeding him with tweezers and the food directly on his mouth and he didn't really respond and actually...
  13. Out of Ideas, PLEASE HELP!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey there everybody, I've got a stressed/ sick male betta for weeks now and I am out of ideas on how to help him. Currently has major clamped fins, losing color, lethargic, and hangs out near the top of the tall all day not moving. If he does move it's in frantic, sporadic dashes for a short...
  14. Fish suddenly lethargic and not eating

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    Hi everyone! I am cureently on holiday and my partner is home looking after our baby. Since I have left Will, (our fish) has become unresponsive, lethargic and today has stopped eating. He is usually very excitable especially when it comes to food time and quite literally hardly ever stays still...
  15. Is my better sick or just lazy?

    Betta Fish Care
    Is my fish sick or just lazy? Hello! My Betta fish Ramsey has been in his 5 gallon tank for about 4 or 5 days. He "rests" a ton. Lays on anubias leaves or in his java moss constantly. He's eating fine (Pellets and Daphnia) and swims around every few mins, but he's acting really lethargic. I...
  16. Unable to tell whats wrong.

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    Let me make my situation simple. I got a fish, stuck it in a half gallon bowl, realized that that's the worst thing you can do to a betta, brought out my 3 1/2 gallon. I then go stuck doing a fish in cycle, so I did I fish in cycle for about a month and I realized something was up. My fish...
  17. Betta randomly going downhill and keepa losing weight?..

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So I've had my boy Sterling for about a year. He use to be full of energy, vibrant and healthy... lately I have noticed he has randomly become lethargic. He's not too excited about being fed, and almost seems stiff when he tries to swim. He struggles to even turn around in a circle like...
  18. Betta Breathing Hard, Acting Lethargic, Spitting Up Food?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had my female crown tail Athena for about a year and a half now and she's always been very active and full of energy. I did a complete water change a few days ago and also exchanged her heater out for a new one that turns off at 78 degrees F, doing everything I normally do (full cleaning of...
  19. Please help!! Overdose on salt??

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey there! I'm really in a bind right now. About a week and a half ago, I noticed that my betta had a few white spots on his head/upper body. Although he was still eating and not rubbing against plants, etc. I decided to go ahead and treat him for ich. I did a complete tank change-- I even added...
  20. Urgent! Need advice for poorly betta!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I'm hoping someone can help me! My betta is acting very strangely and has not been moving for the last 2-3 days. He sits on top of his filter and just looks really washed out. This morning I went to feed him and as the pellets floated past his head, he turned his eyes to look at them but...
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