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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have had my beta for about 4 months now. He started of very white with some colour in his tail. Over the first week he became very colourful with different colours/ shades of blue. He then started to gain colours for yellow on his head and red in his tail. All of a sudden Wednesday I noticed...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Two days ago a bought a betta fish from Petco. Full disclosure, I’m new to the aquarium hobby and have never owned a betta before. So when I saw the fish at the store he look ok, he was alert, not laying lethargic at the bottom of the deli or floating at the surface. But by the way he was...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 34L Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 26C 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? Fluval bug...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I rescued a betta(black orchid double/crown tail???) from petsmart around three days ago. I got him because he was crooked and I knew he’d die there. After some research, I figured he was crooked due to overfeeding and a swim bladder issue. I’ve kept him off food for those three days. I just did...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, i’m writing for my first time bc concerned about my bettas health. Like three weeks ago I noticed a whole in his fin, so I treated w salt which has worked before. I also noticed red marks on his fins that’s he’s had for while but they seemed to be getting worse. The salt might have helped...
  6. 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...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I accidentally gave my fish and betta too much food this morning! He is really big now and is laying on his side!!! Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 10 gallon divided. Does it have a filter? yes Does it have a heater? yes What temperature is your tank? 78-79 F Does your tank have an air...
  8. Betta Chat
    last night when I was about to do a partial water change on my dragon scales tank I realized that she was swimming kinda sideways, there was a slight curve in her spine and she was sitting at the bottom and sometimes when she would go to swim she would just go to the bottom of the tank, I am...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So, he is not terrible. But I have noticed him slightly bloating and clamped fins. He also sometimes lays on the ground. Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 5 Does it have a filter? its a divided tank. On the other section has a filter Does it have a heater? in the other section What...
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! Archie is a 2 year old delta tail male. He has been lying on his side and gasping for air since last night. I also saw some red on his tail fin that I think might be blood. Please help! below is my questionnaire response Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 5 Does it have a filter...
  11. 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...
  12. 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🥺
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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? -...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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