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  1. What happened to his eye?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 5 gallons Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 78-79˚F Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? No. Food: What food brand do you use? Omega...
  2. Anchor worm?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey there! I am kind of a newbie in this world. I have had my Betta for around two months and there is a white thing that has been growing for like a month already in his ventral fin. Do you think this might be an anchor worm or some other parasite? He is right now on a 5 gallon, heated and...
  3. Treating Velvet: Iodide in Salt?

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    I know that salt containing iodine is not safe to use, but what about iodide? They're two side to the same coin, but is one safer than the other?
  4. Help identifying two issues with two different Bettas

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! Thank you for having me here. Just need some help with concerns I have about my Bettas. I will post the questions below, but first a short background. My wife came home about 8 or 9 months ago with two Bettas from Petco and these tiny little tanks. I did not like the tanks at all and...
  5. Is this a parasite? Urgent :C

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I just got this boy in and I've been monitoring his behaviors and appearance for about 4 days. At first I never noticed this on the little guy because his body seemed clean and he is a very active and happy Betta. I decided to do a full body check because I wanted to make sure he wasn't carrying...
  6. Help! Betta's Stomach still Swollen!

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    So, I posted a question a few weeks ago about my fish having an extremely bloated stomach. Since then I have bought new food for him with two proteins as the first ingredients, and it has more fiber to help him if he's constipated. I also bought some anti-parasite liquid and have started...
  7. Parasite?? Was in my fish's gill

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    Hello, This bug-thing came out of one of my fish's gills, and I grabbed and isolated it as I would like to know what it is I'm sorry the pictures aren't the best quality, but it is all I can do with what I have :/ This little thing is disgusting me, coming out of my fish like that...Came...
  8. Parasite?!

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    Hello, This bug-thing came out of one of my fish's gills, and I grabbed and isolated it as I would like to know what it is I'm sorry the pictures aren't the best quality, but it is all I can do with what I have :/ This little thing is disgusting me, coming out of my fish like that...Came...
  9. Cause of death for my Betta fish?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello. In March I purchased a beautiful crown tailed betta. This was my first time ever owning a betta fish, so I did a bit of research before I bought him. I got him a 1.5 gallon bowl, BetaSafe tap water conditioner ( I gave him spring water from the store however ), Hydor 7.5w Slim Heater...
  10. HELP!! Tiny DUST Size White BUGS Swimming In Tank and Crawling On Betta!!

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    There are TINY DUST size white bugs swimming in my tank and crawling on my betta!!:surprise: He shakes his head to get them off, I feel so bad for him, they are literally BUGGING him! :crying:Sometimes he even EATS one. They are so tiny that i cannot get a picture of them and there are TONS of...
  11. Parasite on Double Tail Betta?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I noticed this white growth (?) on my betta, Peacock. At first I thought gill flukes seeing as it's so close to his gills. However, he doesn't act like he notices it and doesn't rub any more than usual on the decorations. It doesn't appear to move any, but looks slightly fuzzy? It also looks a...
  12. Curious, Multiple Diseases

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    I bought my daughter a veil tail betta for her birthday 6 weeks ago. The fish seemed healthy, but the poor guy has been on a downward spiral since we bought him. I have been scouring this forum for answers. Each time we think we identify the problem, treatments seem to work and then he gets...
  13. Not sure if its fungal?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, just adopted this guy from a Petco, I just noticed these white growths over his eyes. (pic included) Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 2.5 Does it have a filter? yes Does it have a heater? yes What temperature is your tank? 75 F Does your tank have an air stone or other type of...
  14. Growth on my betta fish

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My husband and I have had our betta fish Squirt since April of 2015, within the past week and a half we've noticed a growth on the end of what looks like a string located between his fins. At the bottom of his bowl we found two more sacks that have fallen off or that he has scratched off. I was...
  15. Bump on Betta's Face, please help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    About a week ago, I noticed a bump on my Betta's face, right I front of his eye. I was really worried about it, but could find nothing on the internet that informed me what it was or how to treat it. The bump has been getting bigger and bigger throughout the week and got some red spots on it...
  16. What is this? Parasite? Please help me...

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I found something weird in my betta 3days ago. It is white(not transparent), and projected his right cheek, gills(under the face)... (It was freaking me out) It didn't move with its own purpose. Just move when betta moves. And the shape is blunter and thick than fluke i think. Also it didn't...
  17. Mysterious lump won't respond to treatment!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello betta fish community! This is my first time posting. I am hoping to get help with my poor friend, whom I call The King, who has been sick for over a month. My explanation is long, but please hear me out! My betta has had quite the treatment journey, so I figured it would be helpful to...
  18. Small little fish in with male betta?!

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi, I was watching my betta swim around today, then I noticed a little fry in the tank with him! It's not easy to find, but is noticeable. I have NEVER bred bettas before, nor do I have a female, so how is there a baby fry in there? Someone please help! :-?
  19. Two betta's that have velvet. Need some help here?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Like the title says, unfortunately both my boys have velvet. They are in a divided tank. I'm not quite sure how they got infected, but i'm 100% sure they have it. Both look as if they have gold dust sprinkled all over them and it seems like my betta Sterling has this parasite working together...
  20. Good microorganism or evil parasite?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I posted earlier about microorganisms crawling and swimming around, and said I'd post a video of one of em. Watch it here. I haven't really been able to find out what this little dude is called and whether or not it's a good or bad type of microorganism. As of now, Athena doesn't seem to be...
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