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  1. Strange Betta Behavior and Symptoms

    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...
  2. Help! 😢

    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...
  3. New Betta Fish Looks Sick?

    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...
  4. Sick Betta

    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...
  5. HELP, something is wrong with my betta

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  6. Help: My Betta is sick

    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...
  7. Kalipso has Columnaris...I need help walking through this again! :(

    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...
  8. Betta has bulging side help!

    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...
  9. Help my gobi!

    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...
  10. Sick betta! Please help! Lump!

    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...
  11. What is wrong with my betta?

    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...
  12. Help! Betta with White Stringy growth!

    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...
  13. Should I euthanize?

    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...
  14. Please help, betta shows signs of illness

    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...
  15. I can't figure out what's wrong

    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...
  16. Betta is sick?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello, I have had my betta since October, and just last week he started acting very strangely. He is extremely skiddish, and dashes to the bottom of the cage whenever someone approaches his tank. This is unusual for him, as he is usually pretty social. He also stopped eating around the same...
  17. Please diagnose my betta

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had him for about a month, everything was fine until 2 days ago. He's started being sluggish especially after the morning hours. In the morning he looks just fine but after a while he just acts weird. He eats normally and there's no sign of illness except him not moving much, heavy...
  18. Betta Lethargic, Fins Damaged

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm very new to this, so thank you in advance for any help. I've had my betta for about a month with no issues. I change 50 - 75% of his water every 4 or 5 days. I changed his water yesterday and noticed that he was not looking too good later on in the evening. He didn't look to have moved...
  19. Betta with Pop-Eye

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a betta fish who I noticed this morning has a pop-eye. He was actually hiding. I have him for 2 years since I got him from Petco. I think he is about 2.5 to 3 years old right now. He is in 6 gallon / cycled tank. The water parameters are good: 0 ammonia; 0 nitrite; 5ppm nitrate; pH 7.6. I...
  20. Help! Betta's tail getting shredded!

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello! I recently got my male betta fish after seeing how cute my friend's was. She told me that he'd be okay in a one gallon glass bowl. After purchasing everything, however, I read up and discovered that my poor baby deserved better. So i freaked out and bought a 2.5 gallon tank with a heater...
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