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  1. Please Help! is it a bacterial infection? a parasite?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello My betta fish Steven Rodgers has been having a pretty rough last two months. In December he got a pretty bad case of fin rot that I treated with T.C tetracycline. After about a week and a half he got better and I saw what I thought was regrowth (clear tiny border around the outer fins) so...
  2. Missing scales?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello! I am new to these forums but not to keeping bettas. (I just keep one or two at a time, no sororities or anything fancy!) My betta, Bloom, is in a cycled 6gal tank. all the water parameters are good, but I noticed it looks like Bloom is missing a few scales? He's normally a deep burgundy...
  3. Open sore

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I noticed 5 days ago that my betta(young but not a baby which I got in January) had an open sore on his side near the tail. I've been giving him betta antibiotics recommended by pet stores since. It looks like he lost scales but it's not as red. Will he heal? Also, how long should I...
  4. Please Help me Help My Betta!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Ive had my betta for around 6 months. I bought him while i was away at college, due to space, he lived in a one gallon bowl with no filter or heater. While i was there i used city water to fill his tank but used water treatment drops meant for betas to fix the water. He was always active in his...
  5. HELP His scales are gone?!??

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Um hi, I just checked on my betta fish for the first time in a few hours and he is missing kind of a large portion of scales on top of his head. I looked at him maybe 4 hours ago and he was fine, but now all of these are gone. I'm really worried about him because this just can't be good. I...
  6. White patch on body, looks like scales missing

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello all, I am new to these forums so please let me know if more information is required. I have had my betta for roughly a year now. When I first got him, he had a small white area on the top of his body by his top fin that looked like a missing scale. He seemed healthy so I thought nothing...
  7. Several head scales missing over 2 nights

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 3 gallons What temperature is your tank? 78 F Does your tank have a filter? Yes Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Is your tank heated? Yes What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None Food What type of food do you feed your...
  8. Missing scales

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My Dragon Scale Betta has 2 scales missing. I have read the other posts regarding parasites but I do not believe this to be the cause. He does swim erratically, darting around the tank, but only when he sees me. I have had him for over 4 months and he has always done this. Water is always...
  9. Missing scales?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey guys! My CT betta Suzuki is missing a few scales and I'm just making sure it's nothing serious. Housing What size is your tank? 9 gallons. What temperature is your tank? 80F. Does your tank have a filter? Yes. Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No. Is your tank...
  10. Missing scales and small hole on fin on otherwise healthy betta

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi all. I have owned many a betta, but have not seen this before. Any help would be appreciated. "Cherry" was a Wal-Mart "rescue". I got her back in December. For as long as I've had her, she has had a smallish white spot on her right side. Now, as she's gotten bigger, this spot has gotten...
  11. Scales on head missing and raised

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Urgh. I just did this WHOLE post before and my computer decided to bluescreen and whipe it out. Im so mad. dkfajlsekfjasldkfj ANYWAY URGH AGAIN. Today I noticed the scales on Basch's head appear very jagged and raised. They look almost missing, and I believe a few are. He also appears to have...
  12. Missing Scales

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    When I looked at my fish Poseidon yesterday, I noticed he was hanging around at the bottom of the tank. I took a closer look and saw that his fins appeared shredded at the ends and he has blotches on the top of his head as if some of his scales had fallen off. He isn't bloated or anything, and...
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