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  1. Sudden dark spot on my Betta's body... body rot? What to do!?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Discovered this dark spot on my betta's body Thursday evening. Added salt to his water but I don't think it has improved. Is it body rot or something else? He's currently in a small 2liter tank.. I was gonna have him share a sub-divided 24 liter tank with another betta, but I don't want to put...
  2. Betta Fish Is Staying Platonic After Full Water Change?

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    I have a 3.5 gallon tank that my betta fish lives in alone. I have a filter that for this tank. I noticed the water was dirty towards the bottom so I did a 100% water change on the tank. After I put him back in, he started becoming platonic for minutes at a time, then suddenly swimming quickly...
  3. Help! My betta is looking scruffy

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    Hi all, and thanks in advance for reading! My betta fish has recently started looking real scruffy, and occasionally looks red in the fins and head. I've attached pictures of him about 2 months ago, and a picture of him today so you can see the difference. He's still happily eating and doesn't...
  4. New Betta; Questionable Spots

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi all! I got a new betta last week and noticed some dark coloring/spots along his bottom, tail and a few on his sides. Just concerned and wanting to make sure he is getting help if he is sick! A photo of each side of Alpha are attached! Sorry if it’s just coloring or something normal, I just...
  5. My Female Betta is Panting and Acting Strange/Can Not Leave Bottom of Tank

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    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 3.5 Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 78-79 Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? One ghost shrimp Food: What food brand do you use...
  6. Klaus needs help!

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    **included one photo from when he was healthy, one from the first couple days after getting the new tank (he’s at the bottom by the stone fixture). The other 3 were taken yesterday Housing: Marineland Portrait Glass Aquarium with hidden filtration. Find at...
  7. Help: My Betta is sick

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    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...
  8. I really need help

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    A few months ago my mom found a betta in an abandoned appartment she had to clean, it was in a plastic container that was covered in algae and barely had any water left in it, to the point where the betta was sideways just so it could stay under water, she brought the fish home with her knowing...
  9. What’s wrong with my betta? Disease??

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    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 5 gallons Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 79° Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? 1 ghost shrimp Food: What food brand do you use...
  10. What’s wrong with my betta?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta has not eaten in days and he will swim to the top of the water and just quite literally let himself fall and essentially slam into the bottom of whatever he hits. His appearance is not any different physically other than a white ball hanging from the bottom of him?? I did a 50% water...
  11. Desperate need of help! My Betta is Dying

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So I'm desperate for answers. I had a Betta fish for only a year that died back in October 2019 (RIP Nox). I was very attached to him and he would follow me around the tank whenever I'd walk by. One day he started to act very lethargic. Shortly after his tail started to tear and his color...
  12. Raven is sick

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 5.5 * Does it have a filter? Yes * Does it have a heater? Yes * What temperature is your tank? 74 I have a preset 25w heater. It never gets to 78 though. I have a 2nd heater just like it but scared if I use it the water will be too warm? * Does your...
  13. Betta Tumor... options?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    What options do I have for a betta with a tumor on his spine (base of his dorsal). I am sure it is a tumor, I just want to know what I can do (if anything) to improve my betta, Milo's, life.
  14. Betta not moving! Need help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi there! Hope you can help me with this! I just set up my first tank and purchased a lovely little betta fish. I did plenty of research beforehand, so I let my new 9 gallon aquarium cycle for a week and a half (with bio boost). It's got a few plants, as well as a small cave. I additionally...
  15. Help

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, Hoping someone can shed some light on me. I've had bettas in the past and never had a problem with them. Wasn't knowledgeable about their care whatsoever and thankfully never ran into trouble before (when caring for a single betta). Recently got a male as a present and got all pumped up...
  16. Help! Dropsy?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Yesterday I noticed my betta's stomach looked a bit round and bloated, so I started looking up what it could be. I found that he could just be bloated but became worried when one site said that it could be dropsy because it is more noticeable when you look from the top of the water down at the...
  17. Help! Bettas tail is melting??????

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    Hey all, Ive had a red Betta for 2 weeks from bad conditions in the pet store. He is in a fully cycled 2.5gal tank. Sometimes he likes to put his fins in the filter grills but im not sure that is the main cause. Please HELP, Images attached.:frown2::frown2::frown2: The state of his tail has been...
  18. Betta with head in rocks

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi there! My male betta has been acting strange lately. He is 2.5 years old and has been 100% healthy up until now. I noticed what looks like a small bubble on his back fin (fin colored). Additionally, he has been hanging at the bottom of the tank, specifically with his head kind of buried in...
  19. Unhealthy Betta?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had my fish for 4 months now, and I never thought he was unhealthy but I'm concerned about his activity level. First, He's in a 10 gal tank all by himself with plenty of decorations, a few moss balls, a few silk plants, indian almond leaf, and a betta hammock. It's filtered and heated and I...
  20. Betta Fish sinks to the Bottom of the Tank

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My Betta Fish (Halfmoon) just spends all his time on the bottom of the tank lethargic. The tank is fully cycled, heated (25oC) and filtered. It is a 5 gallon tank and gets regular 20% water change. His tank mates are 2 ghost shrimps and there is 3 large Marimo moss balls in the tank and that's...
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