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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone! Okay, so I'm a little concerned with my boy, Squiggles. When I first got him just over a month ago, he fell quite sick with suspected swim bladder. Thankfully, that has cleared up nicely and he's been a happy boy since. However, around that time, I noticed that his tail fin...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have three bettas. Yesterday, my halfmoon(Sushi) died from what I believe was a fungal infection. It started with white, clear-ish, fungus growing out of his gills then it slowly spread pver his body within three days. He quickly became lethargic and just stayed wrapped around his heater. He...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    This is my first betta fish, Hector, and I'm really worried that he's sick: this morning at around 7am I noticed two very small fuzzy-ish looking dots (each around the size of a needle eye or smaller) on the right side of his anal fin. They're a little hard to see in the photos, sorry -- I'll...
  4. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello! We just got our very first Betta fish about 2 weeks ago. He was such a happy little guy. But, in the last three days his tail fin has begun fraying. I noticed the plastic tree stump in his tank was rather sharp, so I took that out immediately and it seems to have helped a lot. His fins...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Our Betta, Clyde, looked fine last night. Have yet to test the water conditions but that is going to be the first thing I'm going to do. His tank is about at 78 degrees and we have a heater to keep it from fluctuating. We have a filter and have been doing water changes about twice a month. I...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had this betta for about a year and a half. He's been a very... odd fish, to say the least, going through phases where nothing would stop him from biting his fins down to almost nothing, refusing to eat anything but a specific brand of food, and then becoming extremely demanding of exactly...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've noticed this in both of my fish before I even get started and I don't know whether it's because they're both white fish or what, but there's something going on. Both of my Betta were white when I bought them. The first one, Yukine, I've had since Valentine's Day of this year, and the...
  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So the other day one of my bettas died and I wanna know why. I had him for a few months and everything was fine then one day he started freaking out swimming everywhere it looked like he was gasping for air and then he kept sinking towards his left side I thought that maybe he was constipated or...
  9. Betta Fish Care
    Hello! I recently got my first beta named Emerald Herald! I've been doing lots of research (including on this forum) to make sure I give him optimal conditions. However, he seems to have developed (I believe these were there when I got him, but they look worse now) some weird white...
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi there! I'm wondering if there is a way to tell whether my little guy has fin melt or if his fins are just clamped? Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 5.5 Does it have a filter? No Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 80-81 degrees f. Does your tank have an air...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I need honest opinions here, folks. My first betta, Sherlock, has had Lymphocytosis for almost a year now, and up until now it appeared to be manageable and not spreading. He for a while has had four spots near his eye that I figured would grow eventually, but now they are beginning to. He also...
  12. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta was being kept in a ten gallon tank with a filter and a heater. I keep my room pretty cold, like 65F. The heater broke and I didn't realize anything was wrong until he got lethargic. So, I rewarmed his water to about 78F, but he didn't show any improvement. He started sitting on the...
  13. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi! So I just changed my fishes tank, and after everything was done I went to put Sam, my year-old betta back. He didn’t want to leave the large vase I put him in and my net would fit in it so I had to try to pour him back in, which made me feel terrible! Right when he got in he swam to the...
  14. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi! I just joined here, so sorry if I make any mistakes.;-) I have a vailtail betta named Sam, who I think is about a year old. He is blue/ green, very pretty. I got him from Petsmart about 7 months ago. He had mild finrot for a while, which got better. I think it was from being in the crappy...
  15. Betta Fish Care
    Hey guys. I definitely think I made a big mistake with my tank and now I'm freaking out! Sorry this is a bit lengthy but I just want you guys to know all the details in case you need it.. Any advice is appreciated!!! I had a betta for a few years and she got sick and recently passed away. Once...
  16. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I had ordered this about two weeks ago: http://www.amazon.com/Ornament-Aquariums-Saltwater-Blue-Spotted/dp/B00G3O3IMO/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1428021404&sr=8-3&keywords=betta+log Just found out today that it is most probably the cause for making my fish so sick :[!! The water smells like...
  17. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I made a new account to post this, so sorry if I come off as obviously new, but I need some advice. I got my betta a little over a month ago. He had a lump on his side when I got him that I assumed was a tumor. Just this morning, I saw some white marks developing on the lump. From what it looks...
  18. Other Fish
    Hello! This is a very urgent message! This morning I found one of my tetras stuck in one of my silk plants. I gently shook him out and he seemed fine, just a little disoriented. But now, only 30 minutes later he is floating vertically at the top of the tank (still alive) and it looks like one of...
  19. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 3.5 gallon What temperature is your tank? 80 degrees Does your tank have a filter? no Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no Is your tank heated? yes What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none Food What type of food do you feed...
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