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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I bavent been able to find my betta since last night, it took about 10 minutes of removing stuff from his tank to find him and he was laying in the gravel on his side not swimming. I took him out of tank so I would could see if he would swim and he didn't move. He's still breathing. Whay can I do??
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? - 5 gallons Does it have a filter? - yes - it's a Tetra whisper PF10. It's baffled since he has a hard time swimming against the current since he's become sick. Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 79-80 degrees Does your tank have an...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, I’m brand new here but my betta is sick! I got him back in October so around 6 months ago, and for the past month he has only wanted to lay in a plant in the back left corner of his aquarium. He lives in a 10 gallon tank the tank is heated and is 78 degrees the tank is filtered...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Ever since I got my betta I’ve been dosing the water with epsom salt for the appropriate tank size. He wasn’t sick, but on the packaging it said I can add it when starting up my tank/water changes for benefits, never seen anything online saying I shouldn’t. I’ve had him for about five months (a...
  5. Betta Fish Care
    I am new at taking care of beta fish and noticed a change in the color of my betta. He was not eating when I first got him so maybe the change in diet could have changed his color? I noticed his scales and head are darker and black scales. The pictures I attached are before and after. He was...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I got Sushi from Petco about a month ago. I am a first-time betta mom and unfortunately did not do my research beforehand. Sushi’s tank was not cycled nor were the water parameters properly monitored. About 2 weeks after I got sushi, I noticed the tips of his fins turning translucent. He lost a...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    hi everyone, my betta has been acting really weird this week and i’m really concerned. please don’t freak out, she has a 5 gallon tank, i pulled her out to take pictures. i’ll attach some, but here are the symptoms: eats food, but misses all the time and all the food ends up dropping to the...
  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi! My betta has a weird white growth on his head. He is also having trouble swimming to the top and lays on the bottom of the tank. We have done a few treatments of API's fungus cure but it doesn't seem to be helping. We also added aquarium salt to his tank today. Any help is appreciated! I...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Left side with bulge showing Top down view, bulge present on left side Right side, just showing the protrusion of the stomach Hello everyone, thank you for your help in advance! (Questionnaire in a reply) My betta has had this bulge on his left side for around a month now. I originally...
  10. 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...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, My beautiful George has been sick for > 1 year. I have tried many different popeye treatments- no success. He lost one eye already. I have done treatment for velvet- no success. He has been treated with various antibiotics for so long and I am concerned of his organ function and...
  12. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My Beta suddenly can’t seem to to use his tail. All of the sudden about two days ago, he was just sort of a drift in his tank. Also, he was twitching for the first day or so. He now sits at the bottom and will motor to the surface to eat using just his pectoral fins but it seems exhausting. Any...
  13. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey all!! So my sister asked me to post on here for her because she’s kinda confused as to why her betta looks a little....crusty, is what she said haha. I’ll post some pics down below. I will also post her answers to the pre-posting questions below. She is going to reply to comments through my...
  14. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I’ve had my fish for almost three years now! I’ve noticed that he’s gotten less energetic and paler over the time but I thought it was just due to old age. The past couple weeks he’s slower to get to his food. The last three days have gotten worse and I really thought he was going to die...
  15. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi my fish is sick I think. I went to go get his water tested today at PetSmart and the lady said the water was okay, so I moved my betta into the new tank I got him. I got him the tank last week and it’s 3.5 gallons. The tank has a filter and a heater and I also conditioned the water last week...
  16. 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...
  17. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta, Peter Parker, doesn’t feel so good. He’s still acting normal, interested in eating, and generally active, but he looks terrible. It started at the beginning of quarantine because I stayed with a friend for 4 months to get out of my home, leaving Peter in my mom’s care. She fed him...
  18. 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...
  19. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone. I’m new to the forum and I was wondering if anyone could help me figure out what’s wrong with my betta. I’m wondering if maybe he has fin rot or if there is something else wrong with him. He was in with some neon tetras and they were nipping him so I moved him to a different tank...
  20. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 3.5 Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 77 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 use? Bug Bites...
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