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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, I’m new to the community this is my first post. I’ve had my Betta fish for a couple of years he is housed in a 5 gallon tank. Yesterday I noticed him on the bottom of the tank gasping for breath. I moved him to a quarantine tanks just so I could clean out his 5 gallon if I need to...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta fish Sushi became quite constipated when I left him under a friend's care while I was out of town. This was almost 2 weeks ago, and his behavior was normal. I first tried fasting him for a couple of days with no success. I also tried giving him some pea, which has always worked in the...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi all, I’ve had my betta for about 4 days now. I set up my tank and treated for 3 days before introducing him. Day 1 he ate a couple pellets but has not eaten since. Day 1 and 2 he was looking really nice and blue and zipped around his tank most of the day (not sure if this is where things...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    The past 10 days he hasn’t eaten at all. He just looks at the food and doesn’t eat it. He has been having trouble swimming downwards and just floats, sometimes on his sides (scaring me). His fins also look a bit frayed. I think he might be nipping them. It could be finrot but I’m not sure. He...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, I’m brand new here but my betta is sick! I got him back in October so around 6 months ago, and for the past month he has only wanted to lay in a plant in the back left corner of his aquarium. He lives in a 10 gallon tank the tank is heated and is 78 degrees the tank is filtered...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? - 5 Gallon Does it have a filter? - Aqueon QuietFlow Internal Power Filter, model AT10 Does it have a heater? - Orlushy 50W Aquarium Heater What temperature is your tank? - Constant 79 degrees Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? -...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    We have had our female GloFish betta since Christmas. Everything was fine for a while and last week or week before last she started acting strange. She stopped eating and started being real lethargic and hanging at the top of the tank blowing bubbles. I took her out of the tank and put her in...
  8. Betta Fish Care
    Hello. I purchased a betta yesterday afternoon. He has been in his new home for nearly 24 hours.He periodically swims down to the bottom of the tank and appears to scavenging for food, but then quickly darts back up to the surface. I have put a few betta food pellets and bloodworms in there...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    There was a power outage at my house, and it started when I wasn't home. When I came home, I checked my betta's tank and it was WAY too cold. I carefully took my tank downstairs and plugged his heater into the generator, and within a few hours his temperature got back to 78°. BUT he hasn't been...
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 3.5 Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 78-79 Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? One ghost shrimp Food: What food brand do you use...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    This is my sister's betta that I am trying to help. It is currently in a 1/2 gallon quarantine tank with an airstone and a heater at about 79-80F. I don't have information on the tank conditions previous to me getting the fish. I know it was in a 2 gallon tank with a filter but no heater. The...
  12. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi there! Hope you can help me with this! I just set up my first tank and purchased a lovely little betta fish. I did plenty of research beforehand, so I let my new 9 gallon aquarium cycle for a week and a half (with bio boost). It's got a few plants, as well as a small cave. I additionally...
  13. 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...
  14. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello everyone, I recently got a new betta fish from Petsmart two weeks ago and just yesterday I noticed that the betta is acting shy and doesn't want to eat. When I 1st got him, he was eating, swimming around and little bubble nests were forming throughout the tank. Now he just hides in his...
  15. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, I have a 3 year old betta fish in a 5.5 gallon tank. It has very high quality planting soil in it, lots of plants which are flourishing, clean water which has never has any traces of ammonia or nitrites or anything of the sort... I have a great filter, which is not too strong and...
  16. 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...
  17. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I adopted my betta 6 days ago from Walmart. He hasn't eaten since, I think he nibbled a bite of pea, but it was hard to tell. I've tried pellets and freeze dried blood worms. I've also tried feeding him with tweezers and the food directly on his mouth and he didn't really respond and actually...
  18. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I am currently studying in France and my Betta traveled with me. It was hard to get all the necessities, so his temporary home is a 2.5G with no filter but I change the water every 2-3 days (using API Stress Coat + Seachem prime conditioner) I've had him since April. I don't know what happened...
  19. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello all, I have a betta who has been sick for about a month and a half, but she's still holding on. We've treated her with antibacterial med, because I think she has an internal infection, but since we did 2 straight weeks of treatment (2 rounds, according to the directions), we've had her...
  20. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So my mom's betta hasn't been eating. I changed his water, checked him out, his coloration and fins all look good... I'm just wondering why he wouldn't eat. His temp is 76, could he be cold? Or maybe sick? My mom really likes him, and she'd be so upset if he passed away. I would be too. He ate...
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