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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello friends! First time poster here. Fairly new to the hobby, I've had my little Betta for about a year now.... I rescued him from deplorable conditions but he's been a real fighter and has been happy and healthy since!! It appears that he's fallen ill once again.... he is flashing/scratching...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta has suddenly gotten fin rot. I first noticed a tiny hole in his caudal fin. He was swimming fine and eating just fine, but I noticed the tiny hole and began to get worried. Not sure what caused it as his tank is clean, but I do have some ideas of what may have caused it. I'm filling out...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I recently got a betta from a local pet store, he was in pretty bad shape to start with and his improvement has plateaued for the last few weeks. His two front fins are essentially shreds which hasn’t improved though he’s shown no other signs of fin rot and he’s had a huge issue with reoccurring...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My friend has a king male betta that she’s had for a year. Earlier this week he suddenly was staying at the bottom of the tank and wasn’t very active. She noticed a white patch on his head under his eye and I first i though it might be ich but the spot was large. So I assume it’s a bacteria or...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My Betta, Suneater has just started looking very bad, when I left for work earlier he was swimming slowly but still moving. When I got him he was already not looking good, I got him a year ago from someone who was not taking good care of him so I took him. I don't know his age, and he had always...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I rescued my betta about two weeks ago and I'm worried his health is declining. Ever since I got him I've been trying to determine what he may have and based on his symptoms the only things I've been able to pin point potentially are: fin rot, based on the white coloring and fraying of his fins...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I got my betta a little over a week ago. We are new to this and he’s our first fish but truly trying to learn as much as possible and fix anything we may be doing wrong. first we got him a 1 gallon tank but two days ago we upgraded him to a bit bigger tank. we used a water conditioner and his...
  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello everyone Today I got my first Betta fish. A friend of a friend was moving away and needed to rehome him. I have set up a 46L (12ish gal) tank for him to move in to eventually which will be cycling for the next few weeks. She brought him over this morning with his 21L (5.5gal) tank which...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I was out of town and I think the babysitters overfed him. His back fin is practically gone. I bought API FIN & BODY CURE. This med helped, but then his eyes ballooned. I waited two days and started KANAPLEX. He’s better, but not %100. Is there another medicine I can use? He’s more reactive, but...
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  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello everyone, I have had this betta for 3 months now. For the past 3 weeks, my betta has been extremely lazy and inactive. I have seen it resting on its side at the bottom or at tbe top. On the recommendation of the shop form where I bought it, I have done methyleme blue and aquarium salt...
  12. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I just got my new friend Kalipso less than a week ago. Last night he had discoloration in a saddle form near his dorsal fin. This morning he was on the bottom of the tank on his side breathing hard. I am so sad! I have fought this fight before and I always lose, I need some encouragement to get...
  13. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have looked all over the internet to find out what is wrong with my female betta Jelly and nothing fits the exact description of what she has so i was hoping to find some help on here. Here are some answers to a questionnaire i found: She is currently in a 10 gallon tank with a heater at 80...
  14. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello Friends, Gobi was once white. bought him from a pet store before christmas. He has since changed colours from white with brown to his current mix. Recently i have noticed one side of his head is white and has white spots localized along with an elevated white lesion looks like a bump...
  15. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Our Betta has been a healthy and active fish for about a year. The past month he has had a big lump on his side that weighs him down, he swims sort of on his side. He is still eating and I originally treated it as constipation but the lump has not gone. We have not done anything different from...
  16. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Good morning all. I am a bit of a novice at owning my beta Bernard. I've had him already almost two years. I've always known him to be a bit of a hothead, always worked up, curious, active, and always flaring and chasing and trying to attack random things like plants and hammocks...! Lately I'm...
  17. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    It seems like after one fish heals, another gets sick.:cry: One of my female bettas, Baybi, started to develop a weird white stringy growth on her body and fins. I'm not sure if it's cotton wool disease or where she has been stressed. She currently lives in a small tank, less than 1 gallon...
  18. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So unfortunately this whole situation I'm about to tell you is horrible. I've had my Betta for about two years, he was originally given to me by my friends as a joke (the joke being I can't keep anything alive). I'm a college student incredibly short on money and have done my best to keep this...
  19. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello guys, I have had my betta, Teriyaki, going on two years now. He is normally a very active, big eating, playful fish. But for a week now he has not been himself. I noticed some white spots on his fins, him not eating, and staying at the bottom of the tank. I did some research and...
  20. Betta Fish Care
    Hello, My little guy (named Apollo) seems pretty sick and as the title states I can't figure it out. Basically he's been more and more lethargic over the past week, seems to be constipated despite my best efforts, and is now starting to act strange. His ammonia level is good, but I haven't had a...
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