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  1. Help with Fin Rot?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I would really appreciate help identifying what my betta fish has and how to go about treating it. I was unsure if he was tail-biting, or had cut his fins, but at this point I'm fairly positive he has fin rot. I've had him for a number of months and he's always been healthy and active with...
  2. betta Fish With Wound On The Side?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, so recently my male betta fish has (i think) an opened wound on the side of his body. I was changing his water last week when i noticed it and there was a few drops of blood in the container I had him in prior changing the water. I have been using betafix and changing 1/4 of the water to...
  3. KanaPlex Safe?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi. I have a Premium Royal Blue Butterfly Rose tail betta and needs help. I went to a place called Pet Paridise and they said I should use KanaPlex to treat my betta with BAD finrot! Bettafix is off the table. When I was looking over my fish treatment guide, which has the symtoms and solutions...
  4. Betta fix Usage

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi I'm Brandi I just have a question. I'm giving medication to my betta fish Sapphire and my roommates' betta fish Ricky for their fin rot and the bottle doesn't specify how many times per day to give it to them but I've done it twice a day so far, Could that be harmful to them or is it okay to...
  5. 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...
  6. Medication questions

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi. My betta has popeye, and I read reviews about Betta Revive and that it could help if the popeye is caused by bacteria. Can Betta Revive be used with API Stress Coat and Melafix? I've been using both and epsom salt for a while, and there has been little change except that he is acting more...
  7. Annoying Tail Rot

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    In early November my Betta ripped his tail on a sharp plant (I removed it right away and replaced it with a safe one) and he was fine except the injury got infected with a very aggressive tail rot. I treated with Maracyn-2 and the tail rot went away for about a month. His tail was healing very...
  8. Fin rot emergency!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I need medicine for a scaleless fish. Specifically a golden dojo loach. Or anything else I can do to treat it
  9. I Did Something Great Today

    Betta Chat
    So, a few weeks ago I noticed that my local pharmacy was selling 3-gallon fish tanks. To show off the tanks, they had one set up. It had only a thin layer of gravel at the bottom, and a veil tail that didn't exactly look so hot. He seemed to have slight fin rot. I felt sorry for the fish, but...
  10. KanaPlex dosage

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm not sure how to dose KanaPlex. The instructions on the tube say: 'Use 1 level measure for every 20 L.... Repeat every 2 days until symptoms disappear or up to a maximum of 3 doses' Does this mean add another measure every 2 days WITHOUT changing the water?
  11. Sorority questions

    Betta Fish Care
    After reading up a bit on sororities on this forum (not done with the long thread on the subject yet), I'm very tempted to trun my 20g long into a sorority once I move my community fish over to the 55g (hopefully next week). The tank will still have 4 otos which will be staying. The filter is...
  12. Torn Ventral Fin

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I adopted a CT female on Saturday night that was previously owned by my boyfriends brother (who didn't really know how to properly care for bettas). She is doing great and gets along well with my peppered corys. I just noticed though that one of her ventral fins seems to be torn slightly. I'm...
  13. Repeatedly torn fins :(

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    A couple months ago, I got my first betta fish since I was little. He did fine for a while, until a few weeks ago when I noticed a pretty large tear and a few pinholes in his anal fin. I figured he scraped them against the plastic plant in his aquarium, so I bought him a live plant and some...
  14. HELP! Is the Ick?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm not sure if my fish has ick or not. There is a spot that appeared on him today (or at least, I just noticed it today). My betta is swimming around as normal, and still eating. He reacts to me when I wave my fingers in front of the tank. However, he does seem to be maybe trying to itch...
  15. Water Changes?

    Betta Fish Care
    Everywhere I look gives me a different answer, Lucifer has a 2 LITER tank, (still looking for a 3 gallon that fits my needs and budget) I do 70% changes twice a week so his water is clean with minimal stress. The Petco guy said they do that for thier betta "containers" and I should do mine once...
  16. Stress Coat and Aquarium Salt

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Last night, my betta fish, Aomine, jumped out of his smaller container when I was trying to take him out of his tank. He landed on my laptop and then flipped onto the chair. I immediately put him back into his tank. He was shocked for a little, but now he's swimming around and acting perfectly...
  17. fin rot not getting better; eating problems

    Betta Fish Care
    hi guys, i am new to having betta fish...so recently I got two new betta fish, both are veil tails type. One is red and one is violet-blue. I got them both for a pretty cheap price, I didn't really know much about betta fish i got them. So when i got home i realised that on the red one's tail...
  18. Thinking of rescuing soon...

    Betta Fish Care
    Hey guys! So a couple weeks ago I was at petsmart and was witness to one of the saddest sights I've ever seen. There was one male betta who looked rather ill. His coloring was dull and he had moderate fin rot. He sat at the bottom of the cup but was very curious as to what was going on around...
  19. Betta Eating Vita-Chem Particles

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi everyone, I recently bought Vita-chem because I read many great reviews. After putting in the suggested dosage, I noticed my betta swimming around eating all the little particles in the water (it was incredibly cute). Shortly after though, I guess all those tiny little particles added up...
  20. How to safely use Maracyn 1 & 2 TOGETHER?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi! So I've posted a couple times before, continuously trying to figure out what's ailing Ruuti - He's been sick for several months now and he's starting to show signs of ulcer-like sores. I treated him for fungal infections first (after conservative treatments like water changes and aquarium...
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