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  1. Treating Velvet: Iodide in Salt?

    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. Can Nerite Snails have some AQ salt in the tank?

    Betta Fish Care
    So I have a 10gallon divided tank with 2 make Bettas. One of their tails looks "ripped". Someone said it was fin nipping and I was to add some AQ salt into the tank. I thought this was good as I was going to PetCo tomorrow to get some Nerite Snails. First question: Will the salt affect the...
  3. Bettas and salt?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi, I'm a new fish owner, I've had Sir Bubbles for a few months now and he's got a strange bump on his nose right near his eye. It's not popeye, but it might be Lymphocystis. I've looked up a few things and a lot of people say to use salt to try and help him out but I'm not sure what kind of...
  4. Please help!! Overdose on salt??

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey there! I'm really in a bind right now. About a week and a half ago, I noticed that my betta had a few white spots on his head/upper body. Although he was still eating and not rubbing against plants, etc. I decided to go ahead and treat him for ich. I did a complete tank change-- I even added...
  5. Dumb ? at the end, but maybe very relevant

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    tl;dr and specs form at the bottom My betta buddy has been having problems since soon after he came home. I got him from a lfs around November last year, so I wasn't super concerned about any innate health problems. Alright, so. As of yesterday he has been having some issues. Currently he...
  6. Aquarium Salt Question

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey there, I'm Cassidy and I got my first betta, Gregory, a few weeks ago. There are only 2 pet stores in my area and the PetSmart I got Gregory from isn't the most reputable. After doing a significant amount of reading on this forum and others I was concerned that Gregory was showing signs of...
  7. Betta Fish has Swollen Mouth?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everybody! Newbie in the here :) I've been Google-ing around looking for solutions but I'm unsure. Today when I fed my fish I realize his mouth looks a little...weird? Like if it's swollen or something. He is happy and dances around when I'm nearby, so it doesn't look like he's suffering...
  8. Fin Rot, treating, water changes?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello, so I posted earlier about my bettas fins looking shredded, I have come to the conclusion that it is fin rot. I am going to treat with Salt. From petco not table salt. My question is I have a 3 gallon tank, how often should I treat the water?. Do I change the water? Since it's a small tank...
  9. Betta survived ick, now won't swim, on side

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? - 3 Gallon What temperature is your tank? - 80 to 82 Does your tank have a filter? - Yes Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? - Yes Is your tank heated? - Yes What tank mates does your betta fish live with? - Alone in Care Tank Food What...
  10. Fin Rot Quarantine

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! I'm new to the forums and just purchased my first betta fish. :) His name is undecided, but he has a nice 5 gallon tank with a heater and filter. I am very sure that he has a mild case of fin rot. He is dark red all over, and the ends of his fins look slightly ragged, and the very tip...
  11. 10 days of salt and no fin regrowth. Try Betta Revive now?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello. My betta got some fin rot while I was on vacation. I have been doing daily large water changes and adding 1-2 tsp of aq. salt plus stress coat to his water for 10 days now. His fins are ragged at the edges, but there is no evidence of any blackness or white fuzz. He is active, and very...
  12. Filter, salt, and new beginner questions!

    Betta Fish Care
    I have some questions (I might become a new owner, I want to make sure my future bettas will be healthy)! If I get a five gallon tank, would it be better to change the water often or just get a filter? If I got a filter, what kind would be appropriate (please give me a link)? If I don't buy a...
  13. Saltbath?? (answer ASAP please!)

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    okay so i decided its time that i get into my local petstore(its fairly small, sadly) and buy EVERYTHING i need for my betta. Right now, hes just laying at the top of the water inside the plant leaves(live plant) and doesnt eat! so ive decided im going to try a saltbath, since i was told by...
  14. Plant quarantine?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So I’m not exactly “planting” my tank, per se, I’m adding a coconut tunnel with plants growing on top of it. My questions are: 1) How should I quarantine it? In the fish store it was in a tank with a bunch of other fish and maybe some shrimp. I’ve put it in a separate tank with a filter and...
  15. Baby Betta is sick and nothing's working

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I have a very young betta fish and he is sick. Here's the information about him: Housing 1 Gallon Tank I don't know the temperature but I have the light on during the day, and an automatic heater at night that's supposed to keep it at mid-70s There is an underground filter I don't have an...
  16. Sooooo, Salt?

    Betta Fish Care
    I put a little more than 1/4 of a teaspoon of sea salt in my betta's tank, which is 3/4 of a gallon. I have been doing this since I got him. It has prevented fin rot, and he seems extremely happy! He blows a huge bubble nest after a change out his water every time. I was just reading some...
  17. Salt in fin rot tank. Fin rot help

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    How much aquiarum salt should i put in with my betta as just help for his mild fin rot. As soon as my local fish store is open i'll get medicine but how much salt should i put in per gallon? there is also a african frog and 2 rabasoras. I've had lots of issues with fin rot before, im giving 2...
  18. Betta with Ick!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta has Ick - primarily on tail, it's not in the bad stage yet. I bought API Aquarium Salt for the treatment. It's currently in a 5 G tank. I have the heater set to 83 degrees, feels pretty warm, but Mario is doing great at the moment. This is a new tank, so idk if that's the issue, or...
  19. Is my betta sick?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I got my betta on August 21st 2012 so I've had him for more than a year and lately he's been less active than usual. He's been sitting on the bottom of the tank. He'll come to the top of the tank and swim for a little while occasionally but then he keeps going back down. He's in a...
  20. AQ salt vs. Epsom Salts?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Can someone help me with this debate I offer have for myself? I often see AQ salt and Epsom suggested for illnesses almost interchangeably. Like for treating bloat for example I see some people say use Epsom others AQ salt. So can someone help me with what's the differences or what you prefer?
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