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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My wee blue betta is really ill despite conducting weekly water changes, regularly checking the water (which only showed raised ammonia levels when the filter pump broke six months ago) and feeding him quality betta pellets 5-6 times a week. He initially built bubble nests but hasn’t for most...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi All, You've been such a help to me with my fish Frankie in the past and I'm so grateful! Suddenly my boyfriend's fish Sammy Hagar seems very ill - we thought maybe he was overfed and had a bit of constipation but he's not improving and so we're getting very worried! He is acting sicker than...
  3. 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? 80˚ Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No, but it does have four marimo moss balls, two small java ferns, and one small anubias...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I recently adopted a female betta fish from a family member and she is currently in a sorority with two other, younger females in a 10G tank. They get along well and everything seems good in that regard. These are my first fish so I am still learning. I am not sure on the exact age of the...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, It's my first time writing a thread on this website. I currently keep 4 bettas. Three of bettas share a tank with dividers whereas the other one enjoys his privilege in a 4-gallon tank by himself. The bettas in the shared tank (it's approximately 9 gallons with dividers) which I set up about...
  6. Betta Fish Care
    I'm hoping you guys can help me out...right now I'm sort of at a loss of what to do. I've had 2 other bettas in the last year die of similar symptoms and I just can't figure out what is going wrong. Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer. Also sorry that I didn't put this in the...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 5.5 Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 81˚ F Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? N/A Food: What food brand do you use? New Life...
  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, this is my first post! A few months ago I tried to transfer my Betta to a 5.5 gallon tank with a heater and filtration. He seemed stressed out and clamped his fins. So I removed him and put him back in his previous large vase and after a day he perked up and was back to his playful...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 2 gal Does it have a filter? Yes, but it's off because the current is too strong for him Does it have a heater? Yes, but I took it out recently in case it was what was bothering him What temperature is your tank? Not sure Does your tank have an air stone...
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I've been trying to keep an eye on my betta over the last week or so (he started exhibiting symptoms maybe five days ago after a water change). After doing a 50% water change, he started twitching a bit, just a little in movement. By the end of the night he was being jerked all around the...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 5.5 Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 76 F Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? Ramshorn Snails, but they were removed Food: What...
  12. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! I'm brand new to the forum but I've read so many posts because, well, my fish Tungsten has basically been sick since I brought him home. Here's the background 'n stuff on him: Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 1.5 gallons Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What...
  13. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I just bought a new betta about 5 days ago. He lives in a 2.5-gallon tank with a lava rock, a fake plant, and some live moss. I disinfected the water before putting him in, and I let him get adjusted to the new water before I added him. I added a heater to his tank setup about 2 days ago when I...
  14. Betta Fish Care
    So my fish was originally in an extremely tiny starter tank that only held half of a gallon. It was impossible to keep clean and my fish wouldn't eat even after adding a tiny heater. Last night I got him moved to a much bigger 5 gallon tank with a filter (added a sponge over the outtake) and...
  15. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta lived in a 10g with another guy on the other side of a divider. They were introduced less than a week ago. I just got the filter today, they haven't been filtered in the 10g before then. Water was heated to ~80 (according to thermometer). First weekly 90% just performed today. Now my...
  16. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! I have had my betta fish for a year. He lives in a heated 5 gallon tank with natural plants and driftwood. I was leaving my area for break and gave my fish to a friend to look after. BAD MOVE! After 2 1/2 months, I came back to find the water dirty, they never plugged in the heater, and...
  17. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Alright so gather round and let me hear your input. My female betta has been having some issues lately and while I think I have a hunch whats going on I'd like other more experienced individuals input. My baby has scales growing over her eyes and this has been making things a bit more...
  18. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I have Marina Floating Glass Thermometers in all my tanks, but when I looked at the one in Lux's tank tonight it had condensation in the bottom with the weights. I took it out to inspect it and when I touched the bottom it fell off! That little nub like part of the glass cleanly popped off and...
  19. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    First off, I'm actually posting this for a friend who wasn't sure how to go about it. We've been trying to get her baby betta, Tidbit, back to himself for nearly a week now with no improvements. At this point we're not especially hopeful, but we're at a loss and don't want to give up yet...
  20. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'll do the Q&A part of this first before I try to explain my current situation. Housing What size is your tank? My betta has been in a 5 gallon tank for about a year, prior to that he had a cube. What temperature is your tank? N/A - I've never used a heater because the room is generally always...
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