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  1. Betta not moving! Need help!

    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...
  2. New Betta Owner - Something wrong??

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi! I'm new to caring for betta fish as well as bettafish.com. My only real experience with fish in general originates when I was a lot younger when I had my fair share of goldfish. Now I'm 19 and live in a college dorm and I thought having something to care for would really liven things up...
  3. Nerite Snail Help

    Finless Friends
    So I got a Nerite Snail as a tankmate to my Betta. But this nerite doesn't seem to want to move. He is just sitting where I left him without even attaching to the surface. But I did check that he's alive. He shut his trapdoor so fast and hard that my nail got stuck in it... Any suggestions...
  4. Why is my betta laying on the heater?

    Betta Fish Care
    My betta, Elso, has barely moved at all; only to eat when I feed him. Yesterday I cleaned his tank, added new rocks as well. When I put him back, he was fine at first, but now all he does is lay on the top of his heater and doesn't move at all. He is just staying close to the top of the water...
  5. Severe fin rot + lethargy

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta lived in a 10g with another guy on the other side of a divider. They were introduced less than a week ago. I just got the filter today, they haven't been filtered in the 10g before then. Water was heated to ~80 (according to thermometer). First weekly 90% just performed today. Now my...
  6. Please help, betta is lethargic at the bottom of tank

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, i need your help. My betta fish is lately sitting at the bottom of the tank and practicaly not moving only to take a breath. Its barely eating and not responding to mirror at all. I moved the tank recently because i moved to other place but before i moved it wasnt that bad. I tested the...
  7. New betta not moving, sulking at the bottom.

    Betta Fish Care
    My new betta (bought yesterday) was not moving. Well. It does sometimes, but most of the time it just sits at the bottom of the tank. Sometimes it goes frantically swimming (not the elegant swimming I see with my previous betta) as if it is searching for something for a few seconds, then back at...
  8. lethargic betta

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, My fish has suddenly been acting very lethargic and I am concerned. He is a bit old, I bought him from a pet smart three years ago (he already had a long "beard" then). I originally did not know proper Berta care and kept him in a bowl, so he had some fin rot for the first few months I...
  9. Betta won't move hardly at all?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I just got my Betta fish yesterday. He is in a 5 gallon tank with a filter and heater. He also has a big plant to hide in. The problem is that he seems sluggish and I hardly ever see him swim. He will eat which is good, but he just lays either at the bottom of the tank or lies on the...
  10. Betta keeps getting worse and I'm out of ideas

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 2.5 What temperature is your tank? 79 Does your tank have a filter? No 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 betta...
  11. Betta fish not moving!?

    Betta Fish Care
    So I have had my betta for nearly 2 months. Last week he started hanging around the bottom under a plant, didnt eat and only surfaced up for air. We added a heater a few nights ago and he really picked up the pace and was back to normal. Last night he wedged himself in between the heater and the...
  12. Emergency- Fish is Dying

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I really don't know what the problem is, his health decreased drastically within the past 24 hours. He's normally very lively and cheerful and suddenly is on the brink of death. I changed his water one day ago and added a tiny bit of AQ salt (first time ever) because of slight fin rot. I don't...
  13. Help!!! My fish isn't eating or moving

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    All right, so I haven't posted in about a year, since my fish Leo has been very happy, showing all the signs of a healthy fish. But ever since last Monday evening, he started to become less active. Usually, he follows my finger around, and gets really excited when I come to feed him, but when I...
  14. New betta in shock? Lethargic? Sick?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I just got a new male crown tail from Walmart :oops: And in the cup he was pretty jumpy, I kept him in the cup for 2 days until I got the tank all set up and filtered. He is in a 3 gallon, with a heater and a very gentle filter that is air powered, and he has 3 live plants and a Marimo (sp?)...
  15. Sick/Dying Fishy?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Ever since my little sister bought her beta fish, I've been under much stress, considering that I now have 3 boy bettas, 2 girl bettas, and a 30 gallon aquarium to care for. Usually some people would be able to handle that, but I can't, since I have school and homework. Since my little sister...
  16. Is my fish sick?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I bought two bettas yesterday afternoon, (both are females). They seem to get along pretty well and they live in a one gallon tank. (I am unable to buy any tanks that are any bigger, right now.) The temperature is fine, but I'm not sure about pH, nitrite, ammonia, etc (and I can't test that...
  17. Betta has clamped fins and isn't moving!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta Comet has been struggling with severe fin rot. It recently got super aggressive and he lost most of his tail. Four days ago I moved him into bottled water with 2tsp of salt per gallon to help with his fin rot. The first 3 days he was doing great and showing sights of regrowth...
  18. Scared/Shy fishy?

    Betta Fish Care
    I bought a 2 new baby CT's from a petstore i go to a lot a few days ago, and one is smaller than the other (Pearly). I put Pearly in a 1 gallon bowl since he's so small, it has a lot of space for him. Ever since i put Pearly in this bowl though, he hasnt been moving around often. I feed him...
  19. Hasn't eaten in 2 weeks!! Floating at top sideways!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a lovely Crowntail Betta that I purchased from Petsmart for my office. He has a delux setup in a 1 gallon tank with bamboo and pretty rocks and everything! Since I brought him home 2 weeks ago he hasn't eaten at all! I don't know what to do and I've talked to people at Petsmart multiple...
  20. listless betta, please help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I can't find any info on what's going on with my little guy anywhere, and I'm desperate for help. I've had Phineas for a little over 8 months now. He was teeny tiny when I first got him, but he grew really well and has always been an active guy until lately. Over the past week, he hasn't been...
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