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  1. Curling Fins?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had my betta spot for 6 weeks. After week one i noticed that his top, bottom and front fins were being to curl. I thought it might be fin rot so I got him some IAL and began water changes every other day. Still got worse, so I began adding very small amounts of aquarium salt. Still got...
  2. Noticed Torn Fin...with a red spot?

    Betta Fish Care
    I've had my betta for a month. He is in a 5 gallon, cycled tank with a heater and filter. Water change every 1-2 weeks. He is a Elephant Ear Betta (Man, I love these) Today, I noticed he tore one of his front long fins. I am almost positive he tore it on this fake plant I have in the tank...
  3. Need Diagnosis for Bubbly/Discolored Top Fin

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi All, My office has a fish named WebEx that most people treat with amusement but lately it has gotten sick and its breaking my heart - I am a fish lover. I don't have total control of the tank/care situation since it's not my fish but I could use some advice so that I can try to influence the...
  4. Dorsal Fin Gone, Advanced Body rot?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 3gal Does it have a filter? yes Does it have a heater? no What temperature is your tank? 76-80 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? National...
  5. Tail biting/mechanical damage? Pics

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Pebbles has acquired some long rips in his fins :( I do not believe it is fun rot and he seems to be active and eating well. After some research, I'm thinking it's either tail biting or mechanical rips from his aquarium plant, but I would like a second opinion. In the mean time I am treating...
  6. Could This be Fin Rot?

    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 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? TOPFIN (i know...
  7. Annoying Tail Rot

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    In early November my Betta ripped his tail on a sharp plant (I removed it right away and replaced it with a safe one) and he was fine except the injury got infected with a very aggressive tail rot. I treated with Maracyn-2 and the tail rot went away for about a month. His tail was healing very...
  8. Halfmoon's fins disintegrating, please help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta, Sunday, is sadly struggling with his tail and I don't know what else to do. It started over the Christmas holidays about 3 weeks after I added him to the tank and although I have been vigilant with daily water changes (and frequent testing with a WC whenever it was above 0 ammonia) it...
  9. How to treat fin rot?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone! Arthur has been battling what I think is fin rot for a few weeks. I've done partial water changes daily, but it doesn't look like things have improved at all. I just moved him into a larger tank yesterday (2.6 gal). I'm not sure how to treat this. Keeping the water clean, of...
  10. Some possibly lethal fin rot on the scene. Not sure what to do.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So here's my story. I joined the forum a while ago due to ammonium poisoning and ended up switching from a bowl to a small tank with a heater and filter, better food, and a good cycle. He was doing great for a while. I ran out of cartages for the filter and discovered the filter replacements...
  11. Severe fin rot???

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My Berra has had sever fin rot for months now and I've tried everything. I do a 30% water change every other day and full water change once a week. The temp is 25 degrees c. I've tried aquarium salt and water conditioner but it doesn't work. I've tried adding more aquarium salt but it makes my...
  12. Fin rot? Unsure

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    While feeding Merlin, I noticed he tore one of his fins. While examining him, I also noticed he had a bit of black on his fins that wasn't there before. His top fin seems to be receding more, however I may be wrong, since he didn't have a tank light before, and now I can see him way better. I...
  13. Betta fin regrowth?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello, I'm Michael, or ExplosiveFish. I have been taking care of fish for a little longer than a year, but, I have a problem. It's with my Male Dumbo Halfmoon Plakat named Elf. I got him at PetSmart on 12/23/14. He was VERY gorgeous back then. I kept him in a 2.5 gallon tank with heated water...
  14. Is this Fin rot?!?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hey everyone, I'm still new to this betta fish care but I did my research before getting him. It struck me when I realized the very bottom of his fin it was twisted. (It was like that when I bought him.) Is he okay?! Is that also fin rot? (I wish not to spend more because i spent more than a...
  15. Recurring Fin Rot

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi! My Betta Fish has had recurring fin rot. Whenever it heals, it is fine for about a month and then it starts again. I'm getting very concerned because I do not want to lose him :( He's still super active and eats and whatnot but his fins definitely are not okay! Any help is welcome! Housing...
  16. Fin rot

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I bought a betta fish about 9 months ago when I was starting my freshman year of college. I had had one when I was younger and we just kept him in a simple bowl and it wasn't very hard to take care of him so I thought a betta would be easy to take care of. Long story short he started to look a...
  17. Transparent fins

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, I went on holiday for two weeks and had my family betta sit my veiltail. I've come home and he is looking totally normal and happy but his fins are very strange looking. They're transparent around the edges and are very thin looking. Any ideas what is wrong? :cry: I have...
  18. Is this fin biting or fin rot?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello friends! I am somewhat new to the betta world and would love some knowledge on how to better care for my bettas. I have owned bettas in the past but none of them had any fin problems. I currently have two bettas in the same tank. They are separated by a divider. My other betta doesn't...
  19. Fin rot

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    hello, My male betta is naturally red and I can't tell if the poor guy has fin rot. He has very mild tattering on his tail and fin. what should I do? Thanks, me:-)
  20. please help... fin rot?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi I'm new to fish keeping so please be kind. I've had my first Betta, Dexter, for about a month now. I cycled his tank before I got him etc. However he has fin rot, or so I think, his tail has gone all ragged and is getting shorter. He is kept in a 5gallon tank with heater 78℉ and a filter, he...
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