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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi guys! About two months ago I got a dumbo ear male who, since practically the first week, has been having health issues related to bloat and swim bladder disease. I started feeding him azoo flakes, but stopped after the first episode of bloat, then I gave him pre-soaked bettabit pellets (i...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Finnigan's had some bad fin curling in his old(?) age, for reasons I haven't been able to narrow down between high GH, bad genetics, water current, and so on. He's also a wild-type doubletail, which, when I got him from Petco, I didn't exactly know what I was gonna get into concerning SBD and...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    A couple of days ago, almost a week ago, my fish started to swim sideways and was really bloated at one point. I obviously assumed it was SBD and started treatment right away. I did small water changes daily, increased the temp of the tank to 80-82 degrees and fasted her. However, the...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    A week ago I got a new betta. After putting him in the tank, I fed him a only few flakes. The next day I noticed that he was floating at the top, and if he swam down into the water, he would just float back up. I started treating him for SBD- fasted for 4 days, and then the day before...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, My male betta of about 1 1/2 years of age has been acting strangely ever since I moved, not acting like his usual energetic self. I know that moving fish around can create a lot of stressful factors, but I have moved him before and things always went back to normal. He did not show any signs...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi guys! I apologize in advance for the lengthy post but some backstory may be necessary here. In January, we got our 5 year old daughter a female Betta named Ariel. Shorty after she got a little bloated and seemed sick. Turned out this was just her needing a better heater and she has...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta is in a 10 gallon filtered and heated tank (constant 78 degrees), just checked water again and everything is perfect. So at the beginning of last week I noticed he was bloated. i.e floating right back up to the top of the tank and not able to swim down. While swimming upright he...
  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So I know I went into this mommy hood uneducated on bettas, and I feel absolutely horrible about that! Since, I've done a lot of research and learned I was a very horrible mom, with the best intentions ever. Prior to his sickness I was changing his water once every week, and feeding him 2x per...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I think my fish has swim bladder...I recently noticed that his belly is swollen and that he tilts to the side and floats to the top. I heard about this and I am a new fish owner..I know I am not over feeding him but I believe its the blood worms that I feed him. Are the only treatments...
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 2.5, currently in a 1 gallon QT tank Does it have a filter? No Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 78° - 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...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had my beta fish for a little over 3 years and about 5 days ago he started floating on his side on top of the tank. I did some research and read about sbd. I cleaned the water and the gravel yesterday and for a few hours after that he was actually floating vertically and then returned to...
  12. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! I'm brand new to the forum but I've read so many posts because, well, my fish Tungsten has basically been sick since I brought him home. Here's the background 'n stuff on him: Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 1.5 gallons Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What...
  13. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi guys, I recently was in petco and saw this little guy on his side at the top of his little cup. I asked the fish guy if I could take him home and he let me have him, free of charge (which was pretty nice). I got him in a 2 gallon tank with lots of live plants, and a heater keeping it at...
  14. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! I have had Steve a little over 1 year, and last week I noticed he was extremely bloated. After some research, I decided to fast him until the bloating when down, and do a water change. I changed about 90% of the water and cleaned everything in his tank. Although most sites recommended...
  15. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My male crown tail, Finley, has been through a lot these past 3 weeks. He had a very bad case of temperature shock, but somehow made it through He got fin rot and really lethargic He developed weird white/silvery discoloration around his chin and belly area This discoloration is freaking me out...
  16. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, I could really use some help as I am at a loss. Please see the answers to the questions below. My betta, Pico, has had swim bladder issues for over a month. He sinks to the bottom of his tank like a rock. Once at the bottom, he will lean to one side or the other. If we are...
  17. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey everyone! I'm new to this forum but I really dig it. I got my first betta fish about half a year ago and now I've upgraded him from a 1 gallon tank to a 10 gallon. Some algae had gotten into his 1 gallon tank and I couldn't get rid of it, so I just decided to upgrade since petsmart had a...
  18. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 2 gallons What temperature is your tank? 78 degrees Fahrenheit Does your tank have a filter? Yes Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? filter also has a bubbler Is your tank heated? Yes What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None...
  19. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm sorry for starting a new thread but my poor little betta isn't improving and I don't know what to do about it. I'm panicking. Housing: - 10 gallon - 80 degrees - Filter, yes. Heater, yes. No air stone or air tube. - Tank mates: two oto catfish. - I put live plants in his tank last week. He...
  20. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    This is my first time on this website. I have a problem. It's ben a few days and my fish, Nichevoya, is dying due to what I believe is swim bladder disorder. She lies on the bottom of her tank, gasping for air. She is hardly moving, but if I try to catch her she musters the strength to try and...
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