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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    hey everyone. i am a tad bit paranoid and think my betta has like every illness out there even though i may be overthinking but here are the pictures. he has a slight pink tinge to his fin and i cant tell if he is having. harad time stayin afloat or if he just likes to swim down and hide and...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    i have a separate thread where you can see the progression of my betta, harry’s illness. (the only other one i had) and i decided to start a new one. just tonight i noticed him pineconing and i don’t know what to do. Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 10 Does it have a filter? yes HOB...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I’ve had my betta for about a year and a half now and I love him to death. Recently I noticed he wasn’t coming out of his hideout for a couple of days and started getting concerned. I keep an eye on him very often and saw him come out of his hideout for a brief 10 seconds before he swam...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I really need some help for my male crowntail, Setsuna. First off, here is the form for disease help: Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 3.5 Does it have a filter? Yes, hang back Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? between 78-80 Does your tank have an air stone...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta fins have been getting smaller, shrinking, and tearing so I did a water change in his fish tank about a week ago, and he hasn't been getting better. Today I noticed that he has scales missing on the lower end of his body, and I'm wondering how I could treat him. He lives in a filtered 5...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, this morning I noticed that my betta fish has a white cottonish growth near his right eye. This is brand new and seems to have grown overnight. Is this columnaris? Or something else? How do I treat this? Thank you in advance. Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 5.5 Does it have a...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My Little Prince passed to the betta's heaven. I hope he is resting in peace with other little buddies in heaven. We'll miss him. We never knew what his problem was. I would've like to know what his illness was to avoid it in the future. My appreciation for all of the help several members...
  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta fish Sushi became quite constipated when I left him under a friend's care while I was out of town. This was almost 2 weeks ago, and his behavior was normal. I first tried fasting him for a couple of days with no success. I also tried giving him some pea, which has always worked in the...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Good evening to the forum. My betta Siddhartha has had some pretty persistent fin rot for about a week. He has been getting a daily dose of API Pimafix for 4 days now. I am also in the process of doing an In-Fish Cycle in his 5 gallon. I am only in the first stages of that as the ammonia is...
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Need help with this. I just saw this today after feeding him with dried freeze bloodworms. I saw a red part earlier with a blood like mucus but it disappears now.
  11. 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...
  12. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, this is my little guy Squish. I’ve had him since October 2019 with little to no health problems along the way. He is in a heated &filtered 5-gallon tank with places to hide and silk plants throughout. About 3 days ago I noticed he may have been starting to show signs of swim bladder disease...
  13. 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??
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
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