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  1. Please help! Betta Emergency!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello All, I am new to all of this. I bought my Betta (Feeny) back in December 2013, so I haven't even had him a year yet. When I got him, he was very active, always swimming to the top and a bright red color. About a month ago, we noticed that he wasn't as active anymore. We looked up some...
  2. Fish Can't Swim HELP

    Betta Fish Care
    My Fish cannot swim and is just laying down on the bottom of his tank, as shown in the picture. His fins appeared to clump together and he tried to swim but, maybe because his fins clumped, he can't. He is still breathing but it I'm worried that because he can't swim he will stop soon. :( We...
  3. Treated for Popeye 3 days later Melafix poisoning?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I apologize for the length of this post, but I want to be as detailed as possible, so the betta experts here can better help. I love my little guy... and I don't want to lose him! WHAT IS THE BEST MEDICINE FOR POPEYE AND POSSIBLE OTHER BACTERIAL INFECTIONS... I tried Epsom Salts... I've seen...
  4. Lethargic, Lack of Appetite, Kinked and Bent Fins

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Very concerned about my betta! The past few days he has been very lethargic and uninterested in eating. He appeared to be constipated and last night he finally passed a huge circular feces – I was surprised that something that large could fit out of his tiny body. Since then, he is slightly...
  5. My sweet little betta is sick...possible fin rot?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I am sitting a friend's betta fish over the summer, and I have grown quite attached to him. Unfortunately, I think she (the friend) may have been somewhat misinformed about how I should take care of him, as he seems to be getting sick and much of the information I found online leads me to...
  6. Picture of my dead boy:( any ideas what happened to him?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone. Over the last week or two my betta has been feeling sick. His appetite has decreased drastically and he's become very lethargic. He also started wedging himself between the heater and the filter. I moved them apart so he couldn't anymore. He wasn't getting sucked into the filter...
  7. help! lethargic + loss of appetite... i don't know what to do!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta Sonatina has been, for the past two days or so, more lethargic than usual. She has this one artificial plant that she had been resting on, though today I haven't noticed her on the plant for too long. However, just tonight I noticed that she won't eat her pellets. Occasionally she will...
  8. Can't figure out what is wrong with my betta!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey everyone, I need some help, I'm new on here so I apologize if I do this wrong or are asking a repetitive question but I have had no luck in my endless searches to diagnose my poor fish Maxxy. I guess I'll start by filling this out: Housing What size is your tank? 1.5 gallons What...
  9. New to bettas - is my fish ill?

    Betta Fish Care
    Okay, so I've had my fish Kevin for oh, maybe going on a month now. I've been doing everything I can to keep his tank clean and to keep him happy and healthy. The first few weeks I had him, he seemed really hungry all the time. I have been feeding him micro pellet betta food produced by ZooMed...
  10. Bloated/Floats/No Appetite

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta is bloated. He floats to the top and sits underneath the filter all day and barely moves. Now he won't even eat! I don't know what to do! I put up a previous question a few weeks ago but he hasn't gotten better. Housing What size is your tank? 1 Gallon What temperature is your...
  11. New member seeking help for fish!

    Betta Chat
    Hello everyone, My fish, MJ, is about 3 years old and lives in a 2.5 gallon tank that is heated to 76 degrees. I do water changes weekly and try to keep it nice and clean. He normally eats about 2-4 little pellets per day, which I thought was a pretty good appetite. Then all of a sudden he lost...
  12. Please advise! Betta is lethargic and has white spots

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My fish Winston has been somewhat lethargic recently (normally he tries to attack me through the tank wall when I feed him). He spends most of the day at the top of the tank and only responds when I tap the tank right next to him. He still seems to spend the nights in his rock cave though. The...
  13. Lethargic and won't eat!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a male crowntail betta. He is laying at the bottom of the tank, partially on his side, doing nothing more than breathing. I can't get him to swim at all, or eat. He lives in a 5 gallon heated and filtered tank. It is at 78 degrees at all times. Zero nitrites, under 40 ppm nitrates, what...
  14. Master-Beta is losing color and has sores on his mouth.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Poor little guy.. he looks so unhappy. He has lost his appetite, and his color has gone from bright red to a dull pinkish maroon. His gills seem swollen and his mouth looks torn up, like he's been making out with a pumas rock. He also has alot of sickly white looking areas around his face. What...
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