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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've tried other forums and got no answers and I really am worried sick. One of my bettas (my first fish ever) has something wrong with him and I don't know what it is. I'll try give as much info as I can so please please bear with me. Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 15 Does it have a...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I got my betta fish a week ago and he was doing great until yesterday morning when his fins appeared clamped, I came to the conclusion his heater had been damaged as it had be exposed to air the day before, I removed the heater and purchased a new one and put it in last night, this morning he...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So, I already have one Betta that I've had since Feb. who lives in a 1.5 gallon tank. When I got him, I sat him in a tank of water that was pumped from our well after letting his filter circulate for about five hours. He seemed to be doing fine until about a month later he ended up with fin rot...
  4. 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...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey guys. I've recently had a terrible experience with giving my Betta, Finley, a temperature shock. I feel horrible, and I want to do everything in my power to help him get better. Day 1 - I made the mistake of taking him out during a water change in my 5 gallon. My intention was to clean the...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So it's a long story, and I'm not proud of it. But my male crown tail Finley (1 year old) recently got into an almost fatal temperature shock. I took him out of his 5 gal filtered tank to do a 75% water change (recent nematode infestation due to live plants). His water was 5 degrees too warm...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 5 Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? No What temperature is your tank? 73 Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? Used to have a mystery snail, but I moved it to another tank...
  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi all, my first post here and it's not great news. We now suspect that our betta suffered a serious temperature shock when the new 50w heater (installed 48 hours ago) raised the temperature from a steady 73`F to 78`F within a few hours. I'll try to be thorough: Housing What size is your...
  9. Betta Fish Care
    I'm just super worried. My little buddy Elso has been lying at the bottom of the tank since around 7:51 PM; he lays straight up, not slanted at all. He only occasionally goes up for air when needed. He then proceeded, at about 8:30 PM, to start swimming around and acting normal, yet after about...
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Okay, I have to admit, fish freak me out. I hate them. But my daughter received one as a girl scout gift. The poor fish (female red beta) was in a bowl and miserable. I went to the pet store and was told the fish was not miserable, that is just how betas behave. Based upon the book I bought...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Not sure if it's shock or not. My friend did a water change earlier today, about a couple hours ago, and he randomly started doing weird things. I can only go by what she told me, since I wasn't there, but he started out by laying on the bottom of the tank and then he started "flopping around."...
  12. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta fish jumped out of his tank, and I do not know for how long but no more than an hour. He was mostly dried up but i put him back in his tank and he started moving. I took him to work with me , but he looks like he is dead. He is not belly up, and will randomly move...Is he in shock? If...
  13. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    PLEASE HELP! I was told by the fish store that my Betta could live in an unheated bowl, which he's been in since Saturday when he came home. I've read up all about him and now know that he needs to be heated! I have a larger tank and heater ready to go... Here's the problem The water he's in...
  14. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Note: I am a first-time betta owner - trying my best here. I started testing the amonia and ph levels in my bettas' tanks and found that the water I was using was very base (ph 7.5.+). So, I put one of the bettas in a bowl and tried adjusting his tank water using "ph up". I tried to keep the...
  15. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a betta fish, Casper, and I just got him about three days ago from Petco. They had a deal going on, 2 crowntails for $3.98. I couldn't help myself. Well the one I kept is acting very strange and I'm really worried. When I first brought him home, he was doing great, I moved him into a...
  16. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    A couple days ago I was changing the water in my fishies bowl and he went down the garbage disposal :-( I managed to get him out and watched him closely that first night. He was withdrawn and stayed up close to the top of the bowl, just breathing not swimming around or really even flapping his...
  17. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I got a new betta today, and I had them before. It's been a long time since I had one, so I forgot they needed warmwater. I gave him bottled water, but It was way cold. When I put him into the colder water he instantly looked dead. I then put him into warmer water and after a while his fins and...
  18. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 10gal, filled 6 inches What temperature is your tank? 78* Does your tank have a filter? No Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Is your tank heated? Yes What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None Food What type of food do you...
  19. Betta Pictures
    This is Shock. :) He is my newest Betta since Phillip died from unknown causes. RIP Phillip. Anywho, Shock is a veil tail and is purple and red. I found him at the local family owned pet store. I was so surprised when I saw him and I had to get him even though I wasn't planning on another one...
  20. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    The water I put Moses in was too warm and he seems to have gone into heat shock. He was swimming frantically and then was completely upside down. we moved him into a cup with a better water temperature, and now he just looks like his breathing is shallow. His bowl is ready for him, but I just...
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