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  1. First time betta parent, please help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi there, hoping you guys might have some insite. I got this betta from petco because he appeared to be very sick and on his last legs. After a week or so he was doing better and I moved him into his aquarium. I’ve had him around 5 months now and aside from being very skittish he seems to be...
  2. Bad disease-please help

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My 2.5 year old betta fish has been suffering from a white spot/hole on this tail for a month or so now, but it has recently made him have difficultly swimming to the top of his aquarium and lethargic. I also noticed he is starting to pinecone and his color has drastically faded. The picture of...
  3. Help my Neptune!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 10 gallons Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 79-80 degrees 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...
  4. HELP MY BETTA ALMOST DEAD

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    SHE BARLEY IS MOVING AND I AM CRYING AND FREAKING OUT. I just got my beta like last week. I cant leave my house due to quarantine and I have no idea what's wrong with her. Her belly seems a bit bulky and she sits on the bottom of the tank or on her live plants all the time. She also has a little...
  5. Worried my betta might have eaten a piece of substrate - help!

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi guys, This may sound like a ridiculous concern, but I was planting a few small Sagittaria subulata sprigs in my betta's tank, and while doing so, some of the underneath substrate (a small white gravel - larger than a grain of sand, but some are about the size of a betta pellet) floated to...
  6. Please Help!! Popeye?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi! I have a female betta (Barb) who I’ve had for almost a year. Last week her heater broke and I installed a new one two days ago. She is in a two gallon tank with gravel, a filter, a mystery snail, and java ferns. On Thursday, within the span of 10 hours she got a HUGE bubble over her right...
  7. Sick Betta with Bad Fin Rot

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    This is my sister's betta that I am trying to help. It is currently in a 1/2 gallon quarantine tank with an airstone and a heater at about 79-80F. I don't have information on the tank conditions previous to me getting the fish. I know it was in a 2 gallon tank with a filter but no heater. The...
  8. Swim bladder issues?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 3 Does it have a filter? no Does it have a heater? yes What temperature is your tank? 78F 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? Aqueon colour...
  9. Finley is Sick - Velvet? Tail Rot? Questionairre filled out here.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? about 3 Does it have a filter? yes Does it have a heater? yes What temperature is your tank? 79.9 today - that's very average for it with the heater - varies a degree at most Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Umm, the filter...
  10. Help with Fin Rot?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I would really appreciate help identifying what my betta fish has and how to go about treating it. I was unsure if he was tail-biting, or had cut his fins, but at this point I'm fairly positive he has fin rot. I've had him for a number of months and he's always been healthy and active with...
  11. Maybe Sick Betta? Please Help!

    Betta Chat
    Hello! I've just got back from a three week trip abroad. While I was gone, I had a friend of mine take care of my Betta, Rune. I had just changed the water a few days before I left as I had started to notice a little bit of red beginning to form on his fin close to his body. I told my friend to...
  12. Advice on Vacation Care

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello, I was wondering if anyone had any advice on the best care for my betta when I go out of town. I am a graduate student and have a break coming up next week, before I leave I have to move out of my current apartment and will not be able to move into my new apartment until I return 3 weeks...
  13. URGENT. What is going on, please help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've posted about this before but its changed. Please help!! Original here, for reference: http://www.bettafish.com/99-betta-fish-diseases-and-emergencies/765678-urgent-what-going-new-post.html Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 2.35 (lowered because of illness, just to be safe. It's a...
  14. Velvet, Stress or Something Else?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta has been home since Friday afternoon. He hasn't been hiding since then and is actively swimming around. However, I've noticed he swims somewhat quickly and has clamped fins, at least during the day (I noticed last night after shinning a light in his tank, his fins were completely open)...
  15. Need advise on this betta

    Betta Chat
    Hi guys. i got this betta from fish market for cheap price for MYR 6. Would like to asks some advise from everyone here 1. Base on the scales color is him sick? 2. Is there anything wrong with the fin? as what i see the edge of the fin seems uneven. 3. I did put water conditioner as the water is...
  16. HELP my fish is paralyzed

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Help, I have one and a half year old fish that is like paralyzed. He never swims around his tank and just lays on his side on the top of the water floating like a dead fish would. I thought he was dead at first but when I feed him he sadly wiggles to the food but he eats fine. He lives in a...
  17. dead betta no apparent reason? (sudden dropsy???)

    Betta Fish Care
    The first betta fish that I got about 6 months ago died a few days ago and I don't understand what I did wrong. He used to live in a 30l (about 8gal) Mirabello newa tank, the pump, heater, light and 2 filters came with it, I only had to add the media to the pump. I cycled the tank before...
  18. Permanent Swimbladder?

    Betta Fish Care
    *PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT I POSTED THIS (BEGINNING) PART NEARLY A MONTH AGO* November 10th, 2017 Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 20 gallons Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? Always between 76-80F Does your tank have an air stone or other...
  19. Mysterious Red Fins

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi - I have had my betta for two months now. He's currently in a 10 gal heated and filtered tank and he's in there all by himself. I do ~15-20% water changes a week and I feed him 2 pellets in the morning and two pellets in the evening. When I first got him, he was white and blue marbled -...
  20. Nerite Snail Dillema

    Other Fish
    So this morning I was messing with my 5g betta tank, of which he shares with two snails(it's by a window so they work together on the algae) well sometime while I was doing this, one of my snails must have crawled out (first time!) and I didn't find him until about 4 or so hours later. He was...
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