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  1. Scales falling off Betta's face

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello Everyone, I am in dire need of help as I can not find any info on this anomaly anywhere. A bit of history from the fish itself. I got him for free on gumtree listed as a female, which he obviously isn't as I soon found out. I don't know his age or "breed", but he is quite a big boy...
  2. Strange scale discoloration

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a 2 year old dragon scaled male betta (Iroh). He is in a 5 gallon heated and filtered tank. 5 days ago I put a platy in with him, who is currently doing wonderful. Today Iroh was hanging at the bottom the tank more than usual and I noticed dark to black discoloration on his side and...
  3. She Looks like she is shedding her scales

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I tried to look and see if there was a similar post, but I didn't see anything related. This afternoon I noticed that a patch of scales on Rosie's left side looked like they were raised and going to fall off. How Bizarre!! I immediately became alarmed. Input? Housing: How many gallons is your...
  4. My betta got a silver/grey patch?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi everyone, I have a betta fish that has been perfectly fine for the past 2 months, and I've been changing his water once a week and nothing's happened so far but this: Over the past 2 weeks, my betta (Socks) developed a small silver/grey patch of scales under his mouth/gills and near his...
  5. Fin rot, possibly slightly raised scales?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    On Saturday I received a shipment of a half moon male and a HM dumbo female that I purchased on aquabid, from different sellers. The male arrived with a pretty big hole in his dorsal fin, which I assumed happened because he bit it or something. He is really active and was nudging the bag to get...
  6. Scales turning silvery/gray? Surface film?

    Betta Fish Care
    I recently got a new betta, Milton, about a week ago. I put him in a cycled and heated 10 gallon tank with a marina s10 filter turned to half flow. He seems to be pretty healthy and active so far, exploring and such. he's even blown a bubble nest in the corner of the tank. But I'm worried by a...
  7. Oh my god i need help now!!!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I just came home to find that a few scales have flaked off my betta. He's not acting like he is in pain, I don't know what to do!!! Housing What size is your tank? 10 Gallons What temperature is your tank? 78 F Does your tank have a filter? Yes Does your tank have an air stone or other type of...
  8. Flaking Scales

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello. This time I'm here for one of my females. Her scales are flaking off. It started with a single sliver of white on one side, and it's continued to grow, to the point that flesh is beginning to show in the wound. She doesn't seem overly bothered by it, but I am. Housing: How many gallons...
  9. What's wrong with my Betta?!?!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Has anyone seen this?? Or know what it might be? I came home from work and he was laying on the bottom of the tank and hasn't really been moving. He's also got this weird patch on his torso, that he's never had before..... The tank conditions are normal nothings change in the last 6 months I've...
  10. Is something wrong? Help

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi there fellow Betta lovers, I've had my betta for about a month (first betta i've owned, have had a guppie/ dwarf rasbora tank for about 3 months. Don't worry they're spate tanks!) , I noticed when I looked at him from above on the second week that his swim bladder was noticeable/swollen. I...
  11. Clump Of White Scales? Bump? HELP!!!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi! My precious fish that i've had for about a year now has some sort of bump on him.It's a different color than the rest of his scales. He is still acting normally, eating fine, and responding to when I come near the tank. It's raised up a bit, and if it's something serious I want to catch it...
  12. Scared for Houdini

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey guys, In the past several weeks, my 2 year old betta has been kind of... off. His fins were getting more ragged, but I couldnt see any rot. I treated with aquarium salt, and left him be. Last week I noticed what I thought could be columnaris, and I treated with water changes and Furan 2...
  13. White patch on fins (and a misc. question...)

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi all, Last night I noticed a small white patch on Arty's left side, above his ventral fin (which unfortunately suffered a recent tear :-(). I performed a 100% water change this morning. He is still very eager to eat and doesn't appear to be behaving differently. The patch appears to be a...
  14. Unhealthy looking betta...Need a diagnosis...or do I?... (w/ pictures - please look)

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    hi. I will keep this post simple, as I think my last one didnt get many replies due to its length... I was rambling a bit. :-| Housing What size is your tank? 2.5 gal What temperature is your tank? around 78 C Does your tank have a filter? no Does your tank have an air stone or other type of...
  15. Betta turning brown? Losing scales?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, my betta Severus seems to have this weird color to his body near his dorsal fin on his right side. It might just be a scrape, but something tells me it's a little more serious than that. I'm worried about him though because I didn't notice it yesterday during his water change...
  16. HELP His scales are gone?!??

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Um hi, I just checked on my betta fish for the first time in a few hours and he is missing kind of a large portion of scales on top of his head. I looked at him maybe 4 hours ago and he was fine, but now all of these are gone. I'm really worried about him because this just can't be good. I...
  17. Gold scales on face & white chin??

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, i'm new to this site, and new to Betta care as well. my Betta Rhaegar is a blue veil fin, and when i first got him his face was very dark. in the past few days i've noticed a few of the scales on his face have turned gold, and right under his chin is white. he lives in a 2 gallon tank with...
  18. Missing a Few Scales?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Fed Scout today, and just noticed it looks like he's lost two or three scales on his back, just before his dorsal fin. I'm not sure whether this should be here or somewhere else, so, sorry if this isn't in the right place, I'm just a little confused as to what he's losing scales too.
  19. Urgent- please help- female betta has abcsse- pine-cone scales

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So- I returned from a two day vacation to find my female betta, Zirconia, had developed a strange abcess on her body. She is a wild type with a slight blue tinge on her fins. She seems duller in color and personailty then usual. I'm really worried about her. I wish that I could have stayed home-...
  20. anatomical scales steps

    Betta Art
    for anyone who's curious as how to draw them, and maybe paint them... might do other bits and pieces if people found it helpful or interested. hope you found it helpful!
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