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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, I’m new to the community this is my first post. I’ve had my Betta fish for a couple of years he is housed in a 5 gallon tank. Yesterday I noticed him on the bottom of the tank gasping for breath. I moved him to a quarantine tanks just so I could clean out his 5 gallon if I need to...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone I have a male dumbo betta who hasn’t eaten in 5 days. He is normally a very energetic fish but one day he just was on the ground not moving with his fins clamped and a left cloudy eye. It’s been 5 days now and he’s still the same. He lives in a 5 gallon tank by himself, the water...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone! Wish my new post could've been about something positive, however I believe Rosey is unwell, and I'm hoping to catch whatever she has early on before it gets too bad. Housing: How many gallons is your tank? -10 Gallons Does it have a filter? -Yes, 1 box filter Does it have a...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi there! I am new here. I am very desperate for some help with my beta! My beta is a purple female, and her name is magenta. She has such character and LOVES TO EAT. For the past 4-6 months she has grown in her stomach. You can see the white spot protruding where normally feces would come out...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, so Ive been having issues with my betta for a few weeks now, I got him around two months ago at PetSmart and the worker there helped me out a lot and gave me really good tips and I've followed them all so far and everything was going great until recently. He had a swelled belly and it was...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a female beta whose name is blue she is the love of my life OG and she’s my blue-eyed beauty I have had her since December 2020 and she is in a 10 gallon with a heater and a filter all her decorations are silk and soft and for the last several months she has been doing amazing she’s...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Earl has always struggled with fin rot. I regularly change his water and medicate it and it just comes and goes. More recently, he’s been lying on the floor of his tank most of the time, very off his food, and I’ve noticed the scales around his face don’t look right. He also seems to have a...
  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I recently noticed my betta had been acting erratic (I.e banging against things, not really eating) and just the other day I saw this white spot that had formed on his belly. Not sure if it’s ich or something else. Any help would be appreciated!
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had my boy, Donut, for a few weeks. He's very active and friendly. His was flaring his gills, today, and I noticed something hanging from the right side of his beard. It looks kinda like a large semi-translucent flake or a scale (pictures below), but I don't recall seeing it before today...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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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