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  1. Weird bump on tail fin

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I noticed about a week ago that mt male beta who ive had over 3 years has a small bump on his tail fin close to his body. He is still eating and he is still active. I have him isolated and am treating his water for fungal just as a precaution and am throwing away all his decor and gravel and...
  2. How to tell when old age has become a significant impairment?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hey everyone, So I have really been struggling with this for the last few weeks. In February, I will have had Valentine for 4 years, and being my first Betta I love him dearly. However, recently I have noticed that his condition has been deteriorating. He used to be a bright, vibrant...
  3. Permanent Swimbladder?

    Betta Fish Care
    *PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT I POSTED THIS (BEGINNING) PART NEARLY A MONTH AGO* November 10th, 2017 Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 20 gallons Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? Always between 76-80F Does your tank have an air stone or other...
  4. Old fish or sick fish?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 3 Does it have a filter? yes Does it have a heater? yes What temperature is your tank? 76 Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? no (marimo moss) Food: What food brand do you use? Not...
  5. No Idea Why - But He's Definitely Sick!!!

    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...
  6. 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...
  7. Betta not eating, but seems healthy

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! Sorry if this is in another thread, but I can't seem to find any other posts with the same problem I'm having. My male betta lost interest in food about 3-4 weeks ago, and has not eaten since, aside from one betta pellet last week. He still swims around, but seems to spend most of his...
  8. Sick Older Female Betta: SBD?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a small female betta fish who I got in December of 2013. She has always been somewhat delicate and is prone to slime coat issues and fin rot. I got back from a 9 day trip to find her lying on the bottom of the tank on her side, her breathing seems labored. I initially suspected swim...
  9. 4 and a half years old today!

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    Alphonsis has been around a long while and I love him dearly. He's getting so old and Im having a hard time with it. Ive been celebrating every month like a little birthday for a while. Today is very special. His health has gone downhill recently so I figured I'd do some commemorations, as it...
  10. Swim Bladder (I think) or perhaps old age?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, I could really use some help as I am at a loss. Please see the answers to the questions below. My betta, Pico, has had swim bladder issues for over a month. He sinks to the bottom of his tank like a rock. Once at the bottom, he will lean to one side or the other. If we are...
  11. How do I feed an old betta who has trouble seeing?

    Betta Fish Care
    My old betta is having trouble eating because his eyes are no good The undergravel filter pushes the water around a little. It doesn't matter how many times I try to guide him he always seems to miss. The pellet ends up sinking... Should I cup him to feed my old man betta? Keep him in the tank...
  12. Fungus, bacterial infection, old age, combination, something else? Please help!

    Betta Fish Care
    First, THANKS for this board, everyone! I am still very new at this whole "keeping fish" thing (we've had him just about 15 months) so be patient with me if I don't have the terminology correct or ask a question whose answer would be obvious to a more experienced person. Now.... HELP! :cry...
  13. Laying on side, rear drops when swimming

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a 2 1/2 year old half moon beta that has been absolutely healthy until the past couple weeks, been in same aquarium and same care for 2 1/2 years. He is eating, but very lethargic, lays on his heater or bottom of tank, seems to be laboring when breathing. He doesn't want to swim, when he...
  14. What is going on w/ my beta!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Buford hasn't eaten anything in 4 days, his color is fading on his sides, he barely moves, he stays at the top of the tank, he seems to be dying. He is about 4 yrs old and I can only guess that he's dying because he's old? I thought he was sick at first so I went and got betacure b/c I thought...
  15. Old age, SBD or Something Else?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    First... I apologize if this is a little incoherent, I had my wisdom teeth removed yesterday and am still a little loopy which of course is only making this situation worse. Basic info: Tank is 15 g, 80 degrees, filtered with a baffle, 1 lonely cardinal tetra. Soaked pellets and soaked freeze...
  16. Old age?

    Betta Fish Care
    I think my beloved rescue Ronny is starting to slow down. About 11 months ago I rescued him from an art installation at my school. He was kept in a 5 gallon unheated, unfiltered tank without any water changes for the entire 3 months he was in the installation. His tank was only "topped off" as...
  17. Betta not eating for weeks but acting normal, could use some advice.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello everyone, My 5+ year old veiltail male betta hasn't been eating for going on several weeks now. He's recently bounced back from weird illness that was never able to be successfully diagnosed, or rather I should say he's nearly bounced back all the way. His behavior has returned to...
  18. Unidentifiable illness won't go away, need advice please.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello Everyone, I have had my Betta, Bob, for about 5 years. Over the past year he has been getting chronically sick but I've always been able to get him better. However, several weeks ago he developed a lump on the underside of his mouth. At first it would go away following total water...
  19. Not sure what to do with mix of age and illness

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello everyone, I have had my Betta, Bob, for roughly 4 years and the majority of his life has been complication free. It has only been over the past year that he has begun coming down with assorted illnesses. About a month ago he developed a lump on the lower left side of his jaw. I read some...
  20. Near The Point of Euthanasia

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    http://bettasource.com/forums/topic/1452-is-he-sick-or-just-old/#entry12025 I posted on this forum a few days ago, thinking that it was this forum. (I spent most of my time on *this* forum looking up information on betta care, I just thought the website changed or something). ANYWAY, I'm...
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