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  1. What are these little things???

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello I left for about a week and left my fishie, Casper, in the hands of my neighbor along with care instructions. I came back to a fairly clean tank but little white worm-like things crawling all over the tank glass mainly near the water's surface. I was spooked and siphoned the tank and...
  2. Mystery Lumps & Possible Dropsy?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    This is Helios, I have had him for 3 years and got him from a local pet store. About 4-5 months ago he developed odd white lumps under his eye and on this tail. I kept an eye on these and added aquarium salt and IAL to help any possible issues naturally and placed him in a 1g medical tank, I...
  3. Sudden Clamped Fins

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey everyone! So I got Darwin about three months ago very suddenly. Aside from a tank and gravel, he came only with a pump, food, and purifier. Since then, I've gotten him a box filter and a gravel vac and I'm working on scrounging up some cash to get him a heater and a 3g tank. Since I've...
  4. My betta is severely bloated/swollen and I'm not sure why.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta is severely bloated/swollen and I'm not sure why. - Imgur It's been like this for about 10 days, I was fasting the first 4, then I would give him 1/4 a pea every 2/3 days after. Nothing has helped and he still looks bloated. I've given him a 50% water change in the last few days, along...
  5. Help! 2 dead bettas in 24 hours!!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    SOS! SOS! SOS! Guys, i need some serious help. Yesterday i got home from a trip with a new tank (11 litres) for my little betta Wilson. Transfered him over with no issues, he was happy and loving life like he usually does. I added in some new gravel, a spongebob decoration for him to hide in...
  6. I am so scared... I can't tell if Hagrid is sick!!! T_T

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey everyone... I got my betta, Hagrid around 4 months ago, and I take really good care of him. He is in a 5gal tank with a filter, air bubbles, shelter, a live plant, and water with Betta H2O water conditioner.. I clean out his tank monthly (should I do this more often???) anyway, I...
  7. I can't tell what Kind my Betta is

    Betta Chat
    I bought a small, blue, male betta fish from the petstore, and I can't figure out what kind he is. I've searched up the different kinds, but he doesn't really match any of them. He's dark blue with a rather short tail, with jagged/fringed ends. His dorsal is long and thin, and the belly fin is...
  8. At a complete loss as to what is wrong!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 3 gallons What temperature is your tank? 79 degrees F Does your tank have a filter? Not anymore 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...
  9. My nerite snail is social!

    Other Fish
    Many months ago, I put my nerite snail (Zippy, for her speed) in a half-gallon bowl for a few hours. She escaped, and crawled halfway across the table. She nearly died without water! We thought she was a goner. I put her back in the 10-gallon and hoped for the best. She lived, but she was never...
  10. I'm New to Fish Keeping! Hello!

    Meet the Betta Keepers
    Hi everyone!:-D I started posting but no one knows who I am. :| I'm Delilah! I'm a mom (I'm 28), I'm a minister's wife and I am new to fish keeping. A few months ago my dad showed up with a surprise for my daughter (she's turning 4 in August) - a betta fish with a one gallon minibow and this...
  11. Alright, so what is this?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Ok, so a raised, white, fuzzy patch appeared on Bo's side a week or so ago. Fearing that it was columnaris or anything equally as scary, I went out and bought Aquarium Salt, Ammo-lock (to keep the ammonia level more manageable) and Bettafix. I decided not to use the Bettafix because I wanted to...
  12. Mystery Snail Eggs

    Other Fish
    I have 3 Golden Mystery snails and 8 days ago my female surprised me with a clutch on the air hose tube in my 10 gal. I removed the clutch and put it in a plastic bowl floating in the same tank because I was afraid they would get to hot since they were only a couple of inches away from the...
  13. I don't know the problem is!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta has had a few holes in a couple of his fins for about a week. I began treating him with AQ salt on the 14th and there seems to be very little change. I originally thought it was fin rot but the holes look pretty circular and are in the middle of his tail, closer to his body. I really...
  14. HELP: Mystery Disease, might be Dropsy?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm really worried about Gramps. He's sick with something, but I haven't got a clue as to what it is. He lives in an unheated, unfiltered .5 gal bowl temporarily, while I set up the divided 10 gal (still :c). I do 100% changes every other day, I acclimatize him properly, I have a very soft and...
  15. Firefly might be clamping!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 1.75 gallons (temporary, he's been in a 1 gallon since late October/early November though) What temperature is your tank? Well I had the Tetra submersible for up to 5 gallons in there at first and it was 74.5 degrees Fahrenheit. Now I've got one of the Marineland...
  16. Bernard's not looking so hot

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    The past two days Bernard has been acting very sluggish. Usually he's very active and curious but this has now become his regular position. There have been no changes in his diet and the water parameters are as follows Ammonia: 0 Nitrite: 0 Nitrate: 0 PH: 7.8 He only moves around when he has...
  17. Two questions

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Firstly, if I have a male betta, what are my options for trying to get another betta of any type in the tank with it. I'd like more than one but don't want to have to buy another tank. Second, how do snails work with bettas? i'm thinking about a golden mystery snail