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  1. 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...
  2. Betta fish trys to eat but can't!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! My betta, named Kevin (dont judge me), has been having a hard time eating lately. In a normal betta, they gasp the food in to their mouth to eat it. My betta used to do that but now has trouble doing that. He lunges for the food but seems to his as the food is closer to him than it really...
  3. really old, really sick betta

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi. I got this guy from Petsmart in October 2012. He has never had any health issues before, but over the past few days his health has declined very quickly. I'm not sure if there is anything I can do or if this is just his time to go, but I would appreciate any advice that could prolong his...
  4. Should I be worried?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Alphonsis is quite old so I tend to lean on the side of caution with him. I get nervous when possible health issues arise and I'm wondering if I should take action at this point. I usually cyphon his poops out of his substrate every couple days and I've noticed that he's not pooping anymore. I...
  5. Depressed about owning my fish.

    Betta Chat
    I have three boys, I can probably link a page that talks about them. I have been very depressed about my fish lately. Please no one give me crap for this and tell me I am awful, but one of my fish (named Sulo) is old. This is my impression from researching about old betta fish. Anyway the part...
  6. Alphonsis is getting old

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My elderly betta is having some problems. Alphonsis is about 4 years old now, so I'm wondering if these problems may be due to his old age. For the last few months, Ive been treating my Alphonsis for what seems to be a never ending case of fin rot. It clears up but the damage just never seems...
  7. Please help my old betta

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My darling boy King Popzy is so sick and it hurts me so much to see him like he is. It kinda looks like TB but he may just be old? It was kinda gradual I noticed him slowing down over a matter of weeks. Now he lays on the bottom, eyes clouded, color fading, barely eating and I can't handle it...
  8. Please help it's killing me

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My darling boy King Popzy is so sick and it hurts me so much to see him like he is. It kinda looks like TB but he may just be old? It was kinda gradual I noticed him slowing down over a matter of weeks. Now he lays on the bottom, eyes clouded, color fading, barely eating and I can't handle it...
  9. 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...
  10. Betta is sick, should I postpone moving him to the new apartment?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a 2 ( almost 3 ) year old betta that has been sick He is in a 10 gallon heated, planted, undergravel filtered tank His systems Finrot ( not cured by salt alone ) Tired ( he will wiggle for me but gets tired quick ) Pale Thin fins So today after seeing that salt wasnt working (it...
  11. 36 gal for a betta?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    You see in about a month I will be moving to go to collage. And when I am on my own I plan to save up on the side for a Craigslist 50/75 gal for my goldies. After they move in there I don't want my cycled 36 gal to go to waste... I have a beloved 2 year old betta King Popzy in a 10 gal right...
  12. Is it time to Euthanize my Old Betta who can no longer swim due to a Tumor?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had my Betta (Berry) for a year and a half. He had an injury and a bad infection almost a year ago that I was able to treat. But the damage to his body was already done and could not be reversed. He has stayed with me well beyond the time anyone expected him to last! Altho he has conserved...
  13. 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...
  14. How do I care for an old betta?

    Betta Fish Care
    Meet Finn Diesel. I've had him over a year, and watched him deteriorate. I thought he was a biter, thought he had fin rot, blah blah. I got him on eBay (from a US "breeder"), and was told he was three months old when I got him, which would still make him young now. I finally got in touch with...
  15. 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...
  16. Old beta loosing color, not eating, lethargic and boated

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello all, I have had my beta fish for four years now. About three weeks ago I noticed he hasn't been actively looking for food when I feed him, and a week from now he hasn't been eaten anything. so I think he probably hasn't eaten anything for almost 3 weeks. He also stopped moving around and...
  17. Sos old betta help not eating fast gill movement

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Ok seriously major helpage time! My betta is 2-3 years old He is currently in a 1.5 gallon (because he was having trouble swimming) Hes only been in it 4 days now and Im trying to scrounge up the money for a filter but he does have a thermometer. My betta is: Not surfacing, stuck on the...
  18. Bump on top of my betta fish

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So I have Nemo for a good 2-3 years now. He's an older guy and I do know his time is coming. Yesterday he was fine, swimming, eating, just being a betta all fine and healthy. So this morning when I woke up I noticed that close to his head there is a tiny bump on his head. It looks like a bubble...
  19. Aging Betta...

    Betta Fish Care
    Ryu was deffinately a year or older when I rescued him from the crappy store he was in...fell in love with the bugger at first glance. I've had him now for sometime. In the last few months he's started to show signs of aging: no more highjinks, sleeping on his leaf hamock almost all day, less...
  20. Betta lethargic HELP! Don't know what to do :(

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 2gal What temperature is your tank? 78 Does your tank have a filter? yes Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no Is your tank heated? no What tank mates does your betta fish live with? no Food What type of food do you feed your betta fish...
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