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  1. Stunted Cory? Or Parasites?

    Other Fish
    I have a pepper cory, who is missing an eye, he has been dubbed the name Eyesik (Issac). I've had him for about 6 months now and he doesn't seem to have grown at all! He's about 1inch at the moment, and at first I wasn't too worried because Cory cats grow slower than other fish but my group of...
  2. Please help me save my boy!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a male half moon double tail betta fish. I bought him 4 months ago at Petco. He had a mild case of fin rot, but I knew just being out of a dirty cup, and into warm clean water would do wonders. And it did. He has always been spunky, very active, and a very good eater. My tank has been...
  3. *Help!*Constipation/Dropsy/Worms?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So this is my third post, and it has been almost two months now. My betta's stomach is still severely swollen, and he has gotten bigger. It can't be comfortable for him with how large he is. The problem is that after two months, he still hasn't started to pinecone, so I'm hesitant to call it on...
  4. PLEASE HELP - What's inside my betta?!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Thanks to all who responded to my original post! (http://www.bettafish.com/99-betta-fish-diseases-emergencies/709233-please-help-very-sick-betta-dropsy.html) My little guy is still hanging on, somehow. As I mentioned before, my male Betta has been really bloated for the past few weeks and...
  5. Betta acting distressed and sick

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I came home last night and found my betta, Romeo, up in the corner of his tank on top of the heater. He was not moving AT ALL. He honestly looked dead and his gills weren't moving. I tried lightly tapping on the glass... nothing. Finally he woke up or snapped out of whatever he was doing and...
  6. Treating internal parasites with Prazipro

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 5.5 gallons Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? Varies from 79 - 82 degrees Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? Yes, 2 red cherry shrimp...
  7. HELP!! Tiny DUST Size White BUGS Swimming In Tank and Crawling On Betta!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    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...
  8. White strings hanging from betta's gills?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone! Right before heading to bed tonight I checked up on my betta, Julius (double tail betta whom I rescued a few months ago), and noticed that there were 1-2 white strings hanging from the bottom of his gills (see picture). Anyone know what they might be? Could they be worms? He also...
  9. What's wrong with Ariel?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone. This is my first time posting here but we are hoping someone can help us with our girl, Ariel who we believe is at death's door. Short version- Is this velvet? Long version- Two weeks ago we bought our first fish, Ariel for our daughter's birthday. She was in a tank with 7 or 8...
  10. Betta exhibiting assorted symptoms! Development hard to identify

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I've been trying to keep an eye on my betta over the last week or so (he started exhibiting symptoms maybe five days ago after a water change). After doing a 50% water change, he started twitching a bit, just a little in movement. By the end of the night he was being jerked all around the...
  11. Please help

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My VT betta of 1.5 years is amid the healing process from some wicked fin rot and a fungal infection, and seemed to be on upside of the mend.. He was treated with Jungle Fungus Clear and aquarium salt (mildly used) and the fungus cleared and my little baby was back to swimming like a champ. Two...
  12. Sick Sorority!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My sorority is producing sick fishes, please help! One lady (Mae) has died, another (Kat) is now sick. Please read my story and see if you can help me treat my sick girl, and perhaps keep a healthier tank. Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 29 gallons Does it have a filter? Yes: both an...
  13. Is my betta sick?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I recently got a baby male betta from petco after researching a ton about betta fish and becoming obsessed with them and he seems perfectly healthy, he tries to eat everything and he is very energetic I have him in a 10 gallon tank with a gold inca snail. The only thing is he doesn't ever poop...
  14. urgent! Very sick betta.. meds not working HELP

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Suzy has had problems for over a month now. I later figured out she had parasites after I saw lots of white poop, deterioration and color loss. I ordered API General Cure ASAP. I have a spare ten gallon, so I just put a pack of the powder into the ten gallon and scooped two gallons out to put...
  15. String hanging from Betta

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello. I've always read through the various forms on bettafish.com but I've never had the need to post myself. I'm really hoping someone can help me out because I'm really worried about my betta. I've had him for about 6 months and he has never had any major problems before except swim bladder...
  16. Internal Parasites

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So I realized that the female Betta I just purchased follows all the symptoms of internal parasites... And I don't know the cure. 1) minimal movement 2) sits at bottom 3) white poo, or eggs... I don't know (string from her egg spot that's lumpy and looks like a chain of eggs) 4) doesn't eat 5)...
  17. Does my betta have parasites?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    He's acting normal now that I've moved him to a bigger tank (3 gal) and added a live plant, but today in his smaller tank (1.5 gal) he had clear and reddish stringy poop. Does he have parasites?
  18. Help

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone! I'm new to the site and using this as a last resort because my betta Colin is very sick. ): To provide some background information, I got him about a year ago and he has always been really healthy. I keep him in a 5 gallon tank with a filter and a heater that keeps the water ~80-82...
  19. Black dot-like creatures in aquarium???

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey guys, in the past 2 or 3 weeks I started noticing these black dots sticking on the aquarium glass but I only noticed right now, after a closer inspection, that they have legs and almost looks like fleas or insects. I did an 80% water change 4 days ago and removed the black things on the...
  20. Tiny, white bugs on my betta tank glass?!

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello, I have a heated, filtered 5-gallon tank with one betta, four ghost shrimp and several live plants and mosses. Today, I noticed tiny, TINY white specks against the glass. A few of them move occasionally, so I know they're living things. What are they?? Are they harmful? Do I need to...
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