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  1. Missing scales on bettas head??

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    [LEF[/LEFT] Hello, My betta has a patch on his head, it appears that maybe scales are missing? I'm not sure as I am new to betta keeping. Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 8 Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 78/25.5 Does your tank...
  2. White spot on side, missing scales

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Good afternoon, all. I was at Petco during my lunch break and saw a betta that had been there for a few weeks (I had seen him there a few times before). He has a white spot on his side and is missing scales in that location. After discussing this betta (who my friend lovingly dubbed Sashimi)...
  3. OMG! Killian is missing 4 scales! Calling all Aussies!

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi all! So some of you have seen my previous posts about one of my newest additions, one of them being my HM Killian. Everything seemed well and good, until tonight when I look at him swimming in his tank... I noticed he lost 4 scales on his back... and I'm furious! I found the culprit... it...
  4. Egg Bound, Tumor, Internal Infection????

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Okay, so my beautiful, feisty girl betta needs some help. I've had this girl, Echo, for maybe 2 1/2 years. She has a bulging area and I am wondering if it is an internal infection or a tumor, or if she might be egg bound. If you have a suspicion of what she has after reading, how would you treat...
  5. swollen betta dying...help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    This is my first post to this forum, but I have been reading it since we got our betta fish August of 2012. We didn't know it when we bought him that he was very sick, and we have been through almost every parasite, fungus, bacterial infection there is. Through reading here he has lived a very...
  6. A few scales are coming of my betta!

    Betta Fish Care
    Hey, i just did a water change today and i just realized that 3 pieces of my betta scales had came off with one still haning on? Not sure if he is shedding or he injured him self from swimming away from me doing a water change. The decorations that i have are live plants: red ludwigia and java...
  7. How Do I Know When Cottonmouth Is Gone?

    Betta Fish Care
    I rescued my first fish, a male betta, and because of my inexperience, he got sick. When I had him in a ten gallon tank and he hid a lot, so when I finally did the first water change, I saw he had the tell-tale cotton around his mouth and a small wound on his chin. I quickly got medicine for...
  8. Why is my Half Moon missing scales from his head?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I recently bought a gorgeous half moon betta from PetSmart about a week ago, i have him in a 5.5 gallon tank, i have several live plants in there, i had only one plastic one, but then i took it out because i started to notice that he was missing like.... scales on the top of his head. i also...
  9. Betta and mystery snail disaster?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 8 gallons What temperature is your tank? 80 Does your tank have a filter? Yes Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Yes Is your tank heated? No, live in florida, maintains its own temp. in summer What tank mates does your betta fish live...
  10. Boo got into a fight :(

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Well first off let me say that I don't know how it happen, but my poor betta somehow got past the divider in my 8 gal tank and I think got into a fight with my other betta Spirit. The divider was still in place and reached from the bottom of the tank under the gravel to the lid at the very top...
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