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  1. Goodbye to Xander, the fierce orchid

    Betta Memorials
    I want to say goodbye to Xander who was not even 1 year old. I got you on the 25th of May when you were 7 months old and even though I only had you for three months, the bond felt much more stronger than that. But then you developed a sudden case of dropsy and pineconed within a single day. I...
  2. Split Caudal Fin

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So my Betta Poseidon somehow managed to split his caudal fin almost to the base of the fin. Is there anything else I should be doing besides keeping up on water changes, keeping the temperature stable, and keeping water parameters perfect? My tank is a 5g filtered, but not cycled. Parameters...
  3. Tail split problems

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I have three very spoiled boys with heated tanks, silk plants, and a terra cotta pot for decoration/hiding. The tanks are 2.5, 2.5, and 3 gallons respectively. I'm having problems with biting/tail splits and the only thing I can think that would have caused it is that some of the silk leaves are...
  4. Nigel lost to Dropsy/Internal malfunction

    Betta Memorials
    On the 25th of November, 2014, my very first aquatic friend is no longer any more. He succumbed to extreme bloating and dropsy, but seemed to heal slightly then showed me he completely is incapable of activity anymore. Knowing all this was just making his life a misery, I had no choice but let...
  5. Rest in peace Tess:C

    Betta Memorials
    Tess, our beautful little bebe
  6. Swim forever..

    Betta Memorials
    I have personally lost two betta fish in one month my first was Andi, he died of sickness I watched him die before I went to school, my second Nami.....oh Nami you were my favorite your colors the way you weren't afraid and I accidentally let you go too soon.. I swore I would never ever find...
  7. RIP Jean Val Jacques

    Betta Memorials
    You were in our care from April 29, 2013 to July 27, 2014. You were the best fishy ever. We miss you. Much love, Mom and Taylor
  8. How do I put him down?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So Mr. Fish has not eaten since jan 11, two weeks ago today. I am so sad and realize he is not getting better. I made his home as comfortable as I could for him to pass in, because I wanted him to go on his own. He still is with us and I feel cruel just letting him starve to death. I don't know...
  9. Self Biting or Fin Rot? Need opinions

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Recently have received this Betta that was in a tank with 3 goldfish. I have the Betta in a 30 gal tank with 5 neon tetras and 5 black tetras that been established for about 5 weeks. The fish do not fight, flare, nip, or anything. The tank has one live plant which is an anubias on some...
  10. Teddy Salad, Brief but Glorious

    Betta Memorials
    Teddy Salad was given a funeral at sea after being found dead on Friday morning. He died in the relative comfort of his own home, still fighting against swim bladder issues and advanced fin rot. Though he only moved in with me as a baby a few months ago, I think we both matured together...
  11. R.I.P. Remi :(

    Betta Memorials
    I loved my betta. His name was Remi and I rescued him and he died the day after I got him due to neglect from his last owner... :( :-( R.I.P. Remi :cry:
  12. <3 RIP Rose of Sharon Cassidy <3

    Betta Memorials
    It is with a very heavy heart that I tell you all that this afternoon, after much deliberation and discussion, my girlfriend and I decided to euthanize our lovely little fish, Rose of Sharon Cassidy. After a bout with severe dropsy, and after using Maracyn Two and then Kanaplex to treat her, to...
  13. RIP Jadis my adf :(

    Other Fish
    I woke up this morning and found my adf, Jadis dead. He was a great frog and he would sing and come to the front of his cage when I passed by. I had him for 3 years and took good care of him so I don't know why he died. I loved him a lot and I feel so sad now that he's gone. I cried for half...
  14. RIP Bruce, My very first betta

    Betta Memorials
    Well, I'm sad to say that last night my very first betta fish, Bruce, passed away. I had Bruce for over a year and 2 months and I knew it was coming. He had been all droopy, laying on the bottom of the tank, not moving or eating anything. I felt bad and I wanted him to feel a little bit better...
  15. To my dear 5 fish

    Betta Memorials
    Petals, betta fish, blue, male, smart, and sick fish died :cry: Flowers, betta fish, red, unknown, sick from chemicals the first day we got him, fish died :cry: Pebbles, betta fish, red, female, smart, curious, jumped out of the glass bowl, fish died. :cry: Sparkles, betta fish, silver...
  16. R.I.P. Leo & Harvey... :(

    Betta Memorials
    Leo So.. last week I found my dear Leo in his tank, dead.. a friend had gifted me a filter since I wanted a different more gentle one, but little did I know it was made very cheaply.. he died while I was at work. A piece of the filter intake broke off and he got sucked into the tube. It was...
  17. to Spiky, may you RIP

    Betta Memorials
    Today I got home from a visit to my Mom's to find an unpleasant surprise. My short lived fish, Spiky, had passed away. I don't why, I think it either had something to do with bad water and/or Swim Bladder Disorder. When I first got him he was full of energy, he swam to all areas of his small...
  18. What can I do to help my sick/injured betta?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, this is my first time on here so I hope this is in the right spot to post this! Anyway, I came home today and found my betta laying on the bottom of his tank. He was gasping and had a lot of trouble swimming and his fins were completely shredded. He doesn't have any tankmates (it's a 5gal)...
  19. I'm so frustrated! >_<

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Okay... it's been about a week since I started one of my boys in AQ salt treatment (to promote growth and recovery of some pinholes). Well, today I noticed one area where he had a pinhole, the section is ripped. GAH!! :evil: Everything else with him is fine, there is no sign of rot! I'm...
  20. Tiny hole in fin?

    Betta Fish Care
    I noticed a super tiny hole in my CT males anal fin. WTH? I've been all through the care threads but I feel like this is an unadressed issue... :-? He has only live plants, there is no way he has ripped on anything in his tank. Besides, it doesn't look like a rip, just a hole... grrr. I have...
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