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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    his tank is pretty empty rn ive taken out anything that could be damaging his fins, theyve been gone for about a week now and its still getting worse. Hes upgrading to a 10 gallon soon so will have new stuff, and sand substrate. Hopefully live plants soon in the future whenever i can afford it...
  12. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi! I’m a fairly new beta fish owner and have been having a hard time figuring out how to care best for my betta. I’ve had my fish named Opal for about 3 months now. A few weeks ago he decided that he like liked laying next to the filter and a few days later I noticed a few rips in his tail. I...
  13. Betta Fish Care
    Hi everyone, Really need some advice, I'm new to betta keeping and have no idea what's going on. I purchased this fish 5 days ago, and he's been doing great. He was a great looking fish when I got him, however I was working away for about 36 hours and have come back to my betta in a really bad...
  14. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a 2 year old betta with clamped fins. He doesnt belong to me, im just taking care of him for now while hes sick. I have my own betta whos younger and is well taken care of. The fish belongs to my cousin, we'll call her anna just to shorten things up. When i received him his tank has a...
  15. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: beginners fish tank How many gallons is your tank? 21L (5.5Gallons) Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? No What temperature is your tank? 23.4 c (74.12 f) Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Yes air stone and air pump Does your Betta have tank...
  16. Betta Fish Care
    Hi, I wish some can give me advice or share experience in successfully treating sick bettas. I kept a lot of betta splendens without any success keeping them long enough. My longest one lasted about 2years? I wished he lived longer (I did not see signs of getting too old). I just lost my...
  17. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had my fish eclipse for 10 months now, so far he had been very active and healthy. However lately he has been a lot less active and I am noticing a change in his spine. He is in a 6.7 gallons tank all by himself with a filter and a heater. He does eat and comes to me when I call him, but I...
  18. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Disclaimer: I know the tank is too small and he should have a heater, but I’m a broke college student and no one else wanted him, so I’m doing the best I can with what I’ve got. Symptoms and Treatment: Photos at the bottom. I rescued this fish from my brother, who’d kept it in the tiny plastic...
  19. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I am in desperate need of help and I hope someone can help explain what is wrong with my Betta. I woke up this morning to find his face full of spots and a flakey-like, yellow substance stuck in his bum. The bottom on his tank is filled of crusty looking substances- I don’t know if it’s...
  20. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    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? 81˚ 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? Omega One...
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