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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I’ve had my betta for about a year and a half and he has been healthy until about 3 weeks ago I noticed a small white growth on his gills. I’ve treated it multiple times but it keeps coming back. It doesn’t look hard, more like a fuzzy growth but it’s not spreading anywhere. Also, it is...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! I’m new here🤗 just hoping to get some answers my newly betta (1 month) has been sluggish the last day or two he’s still fairly active and can reach surface but seems to be laying down all the time any answers as to what could be wrong and how to help him🥺
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I’ve had my betta fish Pepper since he was a little baby and I love him so much. Anybody who shares this love with their betta can understand how upsetting it is when you’re trying everything you possibly can to help them get better and nothing is helping. I have no idea at this point what is...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had my beloved boy Shadowfax for about 7 months now. No idea how old he was when I got him but he's always been a handsome and very active fish. About a month ago I noticed two small protrusions on his body near his (I'm assuming anal) fin. Since Shadowfax is white you can even see the two...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? - 5 Gallon Does it have a filter? - Aqueon QuietFlow Internal Power Filter, model AT10 Does it have a heater? - Orlushy 50W Aquarium Heater What temperature is your tank? - Constant 79 degrees Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? -...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have owned my betta since July of last year, so about 8 months. I left home for 2 days and came back and he was not swimming properly. I assumed this was swim bladder and just tried to fast him and clean his tank. That did not work. I tried to feed him a pea, that also did not help. This has...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey there! This is my first post on here but I have had bettas for a long time. My copper betta, Houdini, appears to have scales growing over his eyes, as you can see in the photo attached. I got this little guy from Petco about 8 months ago and it seems to have appeared in the past 2 months. I...
  8. Betta Chat
    I just found my first betta Sammy lying dead at the bottom of his tank this morning... I'm really sad and I feel like it was my fault. I only had him for about a month and I noticed he was looking sick and not eating about 2 weeks ago so I bought BettaFix to treat him. He seemed to be getting...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    i think my betta fish castiel has dropsy. i followed the instructions i found on google and set up an aquarium tank with iodine-free salt, water treatment, a bubbler, a heater, a thermometer, and i added two (fake) betta leaves for him to hide/rest. I've added bettafix medication. i fed him the...
  10. Betta Fish Care
    Hello! I have a double tail male betta fish named Martin and I just got him a few days ago. I looked over at him just now and he is just floating at the top of his bowl. Not upside down or anything, and he's not dead. I know he's not dead. Is he bored or sick or something? I need some advice on...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, my betta Whiteboard has had a small but noticeable white patch or growth(?) on his left side for awhile now. It was already present when I bought him from the store, but I had thought it was part of the ich which he also had. I treated him for ich and all the ich spots went away within...
  12. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey guys! Have been dealing with swim bladder issues with Tavington for about a week now, and have been feeding brine shrimp sparingly. Tonight I went to feed him, and noticed his gills got stuck "open." He tried but couldn't eat, and couldn't breathe, and gasped at the surface of the tank for...
  13. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    recently, ive had 3 bettas develop fin rot. let me give you some background info: my female (airés) and one of my males (galaxy, the one with more severe fin rot) were recently in bowls. airés was in a bowl for over a month; this was due to me traveling and her staying at my friends house. the...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    The first picture is what he looked like a few weeks ago and the second picture is what he looks like right now. I am so sad/stressed out over this. I think I over fed him last week and he got SBD, rounded belly, swimming funny, etc. I noticed some fin rot as well so I made a quarantine tank to...
  17. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi there! I have a sick betta fish (Jaws, ~3 years) who lives in a 5 gallon by himself. He is bloated, breathing heavily, has white spots on his face, has red gills, and is usually on his side on the bottom or the tank. I initially thought it was swim bladder, but after I stopped feeding him two...
  18. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 3 Does it have a filter? Yes, (carbon) Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 79 Fahrenheit Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? No Food: What food brand do you use...
  19. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I was convinced it was fin rot , so I got api melafix and Pimafix. But it looks like his fins are getting worse and worse. Is it normal for them to get worse before they get better while using medicine? I have him in a 3 gallon tank, I did a water change before I started giving him...
  20. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Okay so hes not actually mine hes my cousins but im watching him for awhile since their living conditions are not the greatest right now and i have my own betta. this guy is about 2 years old, a bit over. He lives in what i think is a 2 gallon i have no idea, but his tank is very prone to algae...
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