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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I left my betta, Casper, overnight and came back and his fins were fused. He is in a 3 gallon tank with heater at 80 F and a filter. Is there anything I can do to help him? First picture is current, 2nd is about 24 hours ago. Please help! I
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    First noticed my betta not swimming as well as usual and, I thought, looking like scales might be starting to pinecone. Treated for dropsy with Kanaplex and regular water changes and while he still stayed at bottom of tank, breathing a little heavy, he also wasn’t appearing to get worse. Noticed...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta is not eating or moving much. The parameters are perfect and also the temperature. Also, sometimes when he is swimming he tumbles to a side! I’m new on this platform so Idk if I can post videos to show u better
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I’ve had my betta Toby for over a year now, i’m not sure how old he was when I bought him but he was fully grown so i estimated about a year old. His energy has been slowly decreasing and he hasn’t been eating a lot (this has been happening for 4 months now). I assumed that he was getting old...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello all, I’m new here and to keeping a betta. He is mostly blue/black with a blue tail but this week I noticed he had a few white scales. Thought maybe it was ick but I can’t find anything that looks like what he has and I want to treat it correctly. It’s not raised and he hasn’t stopped...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I got my betta at PetSmart about 3 months ago, he was labeled as a mermaid betta fish. Not knowing, I bought him a small tank about 3 gallons and he was doing well, but after some research on bettas I decided to get him a new 8 gallon tank. I filled the tank with tap water, put in the water...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    PICTURES INCLUDED Hi guys! Had to skip the introductory post, I’m not new to keeping bettas but my kid has me stumped and now majorly concerned! (Considering euthanasia :( ) Grosso is a male king betta we have kept for the past three years. He had been quite the lemon for us in terms of betta...
  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! I posted in here a week or so ago, but didn't get a response & our fish seems to be getting worse. We're desperate for help! Quick summary: About 8 weeks ago we noticed our Betta Fish looked ill and had a hole in his fin. After researching we learnt this was likely fin rot & took...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone- I’ve been researching like crazy and came across this forum. I haven’t been able to find anything similar to what’s going on with my betta so I decided I’d post and hope for any luck. About 3 weeks ago my female betta, koi koi, started growing a lump on her tail. I started doing...
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    About 6 weeks ago we noticed our Betta Fish (Sideshow Bob) looked ill and had a hole in his fin. After researching we learnt this was likely fin rot & took recommended next steps: more thoroughly cleaning his bowl, using a 'Bettafix' solution, etc. While SB does seem to have improved in this...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I got my first betta a few weeks ago, he’s a male half moon and is currently in a 10 gallon with a heater and filter. I noticed sometime around last week that his fins were starting to look ragged and I was worried he might have fin rot. I bought bettafix but after hearing it was bad (the same...
  12. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! I need Betta expert help, I've exhausted my google fishician degree. My betta's name is King. I've had him for about 2 years, rescued from a Petco as he was large and looked sad in his cup. I have him in a 3 gallon tank with heater, filter, live plants + nerite snail. They have been happy...
  13. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi y’all, I have a small sorority of female bettas and I got home today to find one of them floating in the tank. At first I thought she was already dead, but she’s still breathing and attempts to swim in short bursts if disturbed. There is definitely something going on with her swim bladder...
  14. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, So just this morning as I was feeding George I noticed this bump looking thing right on like the top and edge of his gill flap. You can’t really see in the pictures, but it has a ever so slight yellowish tint, and it sticks out a little bit, kind of bending his gill flap. I don’t...
  15. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone! I’m new to the forum and need help with my 3 year old betta. He’s in a 6-gallon tank with a carbon filter and had a dark spot near the bottom fin for months - the fin was closed up and looked sort of pulled by the dark spot. He then got a pine-cone belly so I took him to the...
  16. Betta Fish Care
    Hello! I just bought this betta and I already love him. But there is some weird grey coloration on his gills and I was wondering if anyone could tell me what it is? Should I even be worried? He is just grey on the gills, with a black line around the outside of the gills and under his head.
  17. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Help!! I went away on vacation for 11 days and came back to my betta looking like he has a growth on his fin. His tank had green stuff floating around, amalgomating in the bottom of his bowl and lining the side of his tank. Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 1.5G Does it have a filter? No...
  18. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I hate having to make so many posts today, it’s just that so many things have been happening with my new betta friend. so to start, i Just got my betta yesterday evening, and he ate three pellets once I put him into the tank. In the morning he ate only one pellet of the three, and ten minutes...
  19. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey guys my name is Alaeddin I’m new here. I wonder if I can get help understanding why my relatively young female betta suddenly stopped swimming around and eating about a week ago. Do these videos show a problem In her breathing? Water parameters are fine, no aggression and all other fish tank...
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