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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    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?
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I believe my betta, Donnie has fin rot (I've only had him for a few days, I think he probably had it before I got him I just didn't notice). I have put the required dosage of aquarium salt in his tank, should this be enough. How long should it take to heal? (very small grey patch and very small...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi all, this is my first post. I was given a Betta a few days ago from a friend. He was kept by someone at her workplace who now has health problems and nobody wanted to take care of him. He was kept in a vase with a plant and his water was only changed weekly. I had an aquarium as a kid, but...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've never posted here but did on another and got no feedback and even paid for the expert advice. My Betta "Spastic" is in a very advanced stage of fin/tail rot. I thought he had died yesterday as he was laying at the bottom of the tank. I've tried everything but will say that I've learned...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My young betta has just come down with ick - which isn't at all surprising. The day I rescued her I saw a tank FULL of ick covered fish which they were only just starting to treat (literally, whole body covered, it was so sad :/). Anyways, normally I'd raise the temp, AQ salt, and daily water...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi. I'm new to the community and a new betta owner. He was purchased from Petco about a month ago. Elsa (technically my 5 year old daughters fish) was happy and appeared to be healthy. He was blowing bubble nests and tending to them like crazy. He's in a 1.5 gallon tank (I'm aware most people...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 1 gallon bowl What temperature is your tank? Between 78-80°F Does your tank have a filter? No Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Is your tank heated? Not directly. It's in a well heated room. What tank mates does your betta fish live...
  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had my male betta fish for a little over 8 months. Since I'm in college, I had to leave him with a friend over the summer. He lived in a gallon fishbowl with no heater. When I was taking care of him, I usually changed the water every week, but I recently found out that she only changed...
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