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  1. My Female Betta is Panting and Acting Strange/Can Not Leave Bottom of Tank

    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...
  2. Sick Betta with Bad Fin Rot

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    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...
  3. Betta not moving! Need help!

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    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...
  4. Betta Lethargic, Not Eating, Resting at Bottom of Tank

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    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...
  5. New fish acting up

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    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...
  6. No Idea Why - But He's Definitely Sick!!!

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    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...
  7. Fish has lost interest in food, ignores food, hiding all day

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    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...
  8. New Betta, lethargic, won't eat

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    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...
  9. My betta might be dying!!! He stopped eating 5 days ago due to dropsy??

    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...
  10. Betta still sick after several weeks, help?

    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...
  11. Betta not eating

    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...
  12. What do I do?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I'm new to this forum, I've had my fish for a couple of years now and have been able to take care of him pretty well so far. He has had a small 1 gallon tank with a filter for a long time, but recently I switched him over to a 3 gallon aquaponic tank. I was hesitant to switch him because...
  13. New Betta: Ripped Fins/Rot maybe? Not swimming around

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    My Betta fish that I got May 2nd hasn't been doing good since he was put in his tank. He hasn't been eating, swimming around + his fins are rotting I think? I'll attach a picture of them later in not currently home. But can anyone help me pls? Thanks!
  14. Urgent! Need advice for poorly betta!

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    Hi, I'm hoping someone can help me! My betta is acting very strangely and has not been moving for the last 2-3 days. He sits on top of his filter and just looks really washed out. This morning I went to feed him and as the pellets floated past his head, he turned his eyes to look at them but...
  15. Betta won't eat, sits at the bottom of tank all day?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 2 gal Does it have a filter? Yes, but it's off because the current is too strong for him Does it have a heater? Yes, but I took it out recently in case it was what was bothering him What temperature is your tank? Not sure Does your tank have an air stone...
  16. 6 year old fish, very ill- urgent

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi Guys, I joined this forum because I'm so torn up about what to do. I have a nearly 6 year old male betta that I rescued from ****ty conditions. He's has a happy 5 years in a 1.5 gallon tank, that I cleaned fully every 3-4 weeks, with 50% water change in between. Always used aquarium salt and...
  17. PLEASE HELP! My fish is very sick!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello everyone! Last week I bought my first betta fish and am now addicted so on Saturday I bought two more! However one is sick. My albino elephant ear just lays on his side at the bottom of his bowl. I saw he did this in the pet store and felt sorry for him. I have researched it online and...
  18. Wasabi isn't eating :(

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    I've had my betta, Wasabi, for a little over a year and a half. Whenever I came up to him, he would swim up to me and follow my finger and everything. He would always eat his food right away. Last week, I dropped his usual amount of food, 1 pellet at a time. However, he showed little to no...
  19. HELP Praline has possible fin rot and constipation...

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So I know I went into this mommy hood uneducated on bettas, and I feel absolutely horrible about that! Since, I've done a lot of research and learned I was a very horrible mom, with the best intentions ever. Prior to his sickness I was changing his water once every week, and feeding him 2x per...
  20. Sick beta fish??

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So, my crow tail Betta fish is coming on 2 years in April, and in November/October, he was moved to a new tank. As of about 2 weeks ago, he has been becoming a brown colour and is losing find, and for the past 3 days, is refusing to eat. I tried to give him a skinned pea, but he didn't eat that...
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