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  1. Betta lays at the bottom of tank all day/night, has some white film on body

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 5 gallons Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 81˚ 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? Omega One...
  2. Is this Dropsy?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey everyone, I am not a normal member of this site but I thought I could come here for a quick question. I purchased my sad little betta about two months back because he was in this disgusting container from Walmart and it has been a roller coaster since. STATS: My mom bought me a 3.5 gallon...
  3. Guppy Fins Too Heavy- What To Do?

    Other Fish
    Hello all, I purchased a few male guppies a while back, and one of them had amazing, HUGE fins. I named him Hydra. All was well until they began to get shredded by the friendly option over food between the four. I now have only two males, Nicholas and Hydra, who get along great and very bonded...
  4. HELP! New Betta Dying!?!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello all, i'm hoping you can give me some advice as it seems my fish may be at the end. I bought him Saturday with a 2.5 gallon tank, a filter, a heater,and an aerator. Filled the tank, added in some instant water conditioner and let it run for about a half hour and placed him in there. He...
  5. Bloated belly when stressed?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Roscoe only just started doing this two days ago and it usually happens right after he's flared at his reflection in the tank glass (which is rarely ever). He practically became a Betta beach ball. He swims around okay, is slightly lethargic, continues to be greedy for food and his fins stay...
  6. Unknown illness?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    A little background info: Male crowntail About 9 month old 2.5 gallon tank 2 new pond snails Heater, thermometer, and filter Regularly clean his tank Fast him once a week Unfortunately high pH (working on lowering it) Use conditioner and aquarium salt Here are his symptoms: bloated stomach...
  7. Help my betta is sick..i think?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello. my betta, Jehoshaphat has not moved all day. he also hasn't eaten either. I read on here and on other sites that he could be sick, but I don't know what he's sick with and how to cure it. I got him only a week ago so i didn't expect this to happen. also i cleaned his bowl a few days ago...
  8. Betta Fish Urgency

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My Betta fish, Pearl, is 9 months old from the time I purchased her as a baby betta. I've been looking at her recently and she's developed a dark red color on her gills and her eyes are a little bit more red, and she has a small white bump under her body between her bottom two fins. I recently...
  9. PLEASE HELP, LIFE OR DEATH: Betta lying at bottom of tank, curved spine!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 3 gallons Does it have a filter? No Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 79 F Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? None Food: What food brand do you use? Aqueon...
  10. HELP, FAST!! Cant diagnose. My sweet Betta is on thin ice!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Here's the story. I have had my betta, Ajna, in a 10 gallon for around a year, and I've NEVER seen any problems with his health. If he ever lost color or seemed lethargic, I sprinkled ginger in there, and the next day he'd be bubbly and vibrant as ever. I wanted to put him in a community tank...
  11. I can't figure it out! HELP!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Alright so I've had my betta for almost a year. His name is Blueberry, Berry for short, and about a week ago I noticed he had some white patches on him that looked pretty cottony. I assumed it was a fungal infection (due to some pictured on google images being quite similar) but used a water...
  12. Hole in tail..

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm not sure how this happened, but Buddy has a hole in his tail. Help...:-(
  13. Betta skin tag on tummy!! What is it? (Picture attached)

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I do water changes once a week, then a scrubbing every other week. But for the past few weeks my tank has stayed persistently cloudy. I'm not sure why, it's never done this before. I'm hoping it has something to do with the filter, which I'll be changing tomorrow. I've had the same sponge filter...
  14. Male Betta Diagnosis Help

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So my betta, Heisenberg, has been lethargic on the bottom of the tank since Monday (11/10) morning. When I move the objects around him, he becomes more active and starts swimming, but not at all to his usual speed. He also sometimes starts moving on his own and then goes back to laying at the...
  15. My betta's head is turning white - help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So I bought my betta a few days ago, and unfortunately I did not cycle the tank before placing my betta in. I have floating lily pads in the tank, and a filter, and I change the water every day 25%. Today, I noticed that my betta's head (which is normally a very dark blue, almost black) is...
  16. Help!! Early signs of dropsy

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta fish is showing what I think is the early signs of dropsy. He is bloated (and has been for about two days) and his scales appear to maybe be starting to pinecone. I did a 100% water change and took all of the plants and decorations out of his tank. What else should i do to help him...
  17. Stress Lines, Color Fade and Possible Fin Rot?!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Same stuff, different day! It seems that I'm having yet another issue with my baby boy :-( I'll start from the beginning... When I bought my little Scuba home, he was an ordinary, blue betta. Of course, as he settled into the small container I kept him in, he became brighter, but his head...
  18. White fuzz spots along body

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Help! Hi Guys. So my 1 year-old red veil male, Mako has been experiencing a lot of symptoms. He was lethargic, but his energy levels returned. He had trouble with balance but a water change seemed to fix that. Now he has white fuzzy spots erupting from his body. He has not been eating the...
  19. Strange Surface Behavior

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi Guys, I'm a new Betta owner and my boy, Mako, a red veil betta, has had a strange change in behavior after I changed the water in his bowl on Monday this week (Feb 17 today Feb 21). A little background, Mako was given to me this past September as a birthday gift. He was always healthy and...
  20. Halfmoon Betta has Protruding Gills... Sickness?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I just noticed that the betta I got just two weeks ago suddenly has gills that protrude slightly... Here are a couple of pictures: Pardon the fuzzy images. I suppose it's possible that I purchased him like this, but I didn't notice it until this afternoon, so it may be some problem with the...
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