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  1. Swimming Sideways, but not really bloated

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    A couple of days ago, almost a week ago, my fish started to swim sideways and was really bloated at one point. I obviously assumed it was SBD and started treatment right away. I did small water changes daily, increased the temp of the tank to 80-82 degrees and fasted her. However, the...
  2. My First Betta... I seem to be having a problem, please help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 5.5 gallon Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? No, I live in Arizona, and it can get very warm here... I inquired about a heater before I got the betta but was told I didn't need one due to how hot it can get here What temperature is your...
  3. Betta laying on side/lose of color/heavy breathing

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    For the past couple of weeks our betta has been laying on the bottom of the tank on his side breathing heavy. He seems to have lost most of his color. I dont know exactly how big his tank is but I want to say its about 6 inches X 6 inches. Does anybody know what could be wrong with him? and how...
  4. Resting sideways- only sometimes, what's wrong with him?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have two betta fish. One half moon and one called "male betta" on his cup. These guys have recently been giving me a fit because it seems like evry time I do something to improve their lives, they get a new symptom and appear sicker. Right now, my half moon I simply call Red Fish, seems to be...
  5. Double Tail Swim Bladder

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey guys, my double tail Spickles has been acting like he is having some swim bladder issues lately. He tends to lean against the side of the tank and lay sideways in his plant. When he tries to swim to the bottom, it looks like he is fighting to get down. He is currently in a large vase...
  6. Help me- betta emergency

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    What if I have a fish with swim bladder? I fed him a pea... He is at the top struggling and thrashing. He's bloated too, and goes sideways. I have a divider with another male in hopes that he will flare and a bowel movement will be produced. I don't know what to do. He's pretty much hopeless...
  7. Sideways Betta

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi there! I am new here and just have a couple of quick questions. I am very concerned about my betta fish. I've had him for several years and he's been doing great. I recently upgraded his tank to a 5 gallon with a small filter. The temperature is 76 degrees and I feed him 2-3 pebbles a day...
  8. Betta has slightly darkish gills, on side and twitches?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi my mustard gas betta has been acting out of the norm latley. First, I have noticed that when he swims he would twitch, I mainly noticed this in his tail region. When he is laying at the bottom of his tank or in his little pottery bowl that he loves, his back is curved to the left...
  9. Please Help! Detailed History!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm desperate, I've lost a fish recently :cry: (from a different tank) and now my other betta is acting up. Please help me save MARTY! When I first got him he was in a 1 gallon jar with no filter, heater, etc! NOTHING, and he loved it! I decided to go big time and get him a palace (10 gal.) with...
  10. Betta has heat shock

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had my betta over two years with NO problems and I let my friend babysit it for Thanksgiving and get it back laying on it's side pretty much unresponsive at the bottom of the bowl. She said it looked cold so she kept dumping half of the cold water out and putting hot water in to warm it up...
  11. Can't find the right diagnosis - please help.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have kept Bettas off and on for about six years with good lifespans on any fish that survived the first month home from the pet store - with one exception. I brought Indigo home about two months ago and he seemed fine. The other Bettas we bought at the same time died pretty quickly, but he...
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