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  1. Help!!! Fish sinking and dying!!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I don't know what is going on, I have a community, and last week one of my Bettas died, and today I just witnessed one of my guppies died. I don't know what is going on, I need to figure this out before I lose more. I had two female bettas, they were seperated in the tank, Betta that died...
  2. Elodea help! Sinking and won't float

    Planted Betta Tanks
    Not sure if I'm in the right place... So my elodea is now recovering from a melt induced by Flourish Excel and has sprouted a bunch of new growth (I added Seachem Iron). However, when I went down to check on the tank this morning, all of them had sank to the bottom. I tried pulling them back to...
  3. Emergency - betta fish seems sick

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had my betta fish for over a year, she's always been healthy. Today she started seeming like she was problems breathing (gills moving abnormally), and she was in the bottom of the tank. Every once in a while she swims really quickly to the top, and then sinks all the way to the bottom...
  4. Laying on bottom of tank, sinking vertically, help

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've woken up this morning and my betta is laying unmoving on the bottom of his hospital tank looking very poorly. He's suffering from finrot already hence why he is in the hospital, however I have been doing 100% water changes every day with clean water. I have not been adding AQ salt or...
  5. Possible swim bladder problem and chronic bloating

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    If he's not swimming vigorously or resting on something, he sinks. It seems like it's an effort for him just to get to the surface. He's still eating well, but he gets bloated at the drop of a hat. I try to feed him a variety of foods, including daphnia every few days. He had a mild case of fin...
  6. What's Wrong with my Betta?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I just bought a Betta from Petco and he looked rather sickly and not well taken care of so I decided to bring him home with me (hopeing I could get him in better condition). It looked like he had some fin rot so I got some medication and I have a water conditioner since his bowl is filled with...
  7. Sick Betta! Help! Ammonia poisoning and popeye

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So people stopped replying to my other thread (http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=554378), so I started another one with updated information. Franky's gotten worse over the last few days and I don't know what to do! What size is your tank? -10g What temperature is your tank? - 82* Does...
  8. My fish can't swim up, what's wrong

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I am worried about my daughter's betta fish. She is just over 1 year old and for the past several weeks she has been unable to or had great difficulty swimming to the top of the tank. She can get to the top, but she struggles really hard and sinks back to the bottom. She also seems to have an...
  9. Mysterious Betta Fish Death

    Betta Chat
    ... or perhaps not so mysterious. I'm hoping to find out what may have killed my betta, Carl. Carl was a veil finned betta, of unknown origin. He was supplied by the college as part of a study in my biology class, about two years ago, regarding the agnostic displays of male bettas. He was...
  10. New betta not moving, sulking at the bottom.

    Betta Fish Care
    My new betta (bought yesterday) was not moving. Well. It does sometimes, but most of the time it just sits at the bottom of the tank. Sometimes it goes frantically swimming (not the elegant swimming I see with my previous betta) as if it is searching for something for a few seconds, then back at...
  11. Betta fish sinking to bottom?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta is a female veiltail so she struggles with swim bladder a lot. I started a treatment for fin rot since she had that and I used tetra life guard since AQsalt wasn't working. Sunday night after the five day treatment I changed her water. She was acting fine after that, happy and such. I...
  12. Male half moon beta floating on his side, less vibrant and shrinking fins!!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I got my half moon, a couple of days ago, he looked very vibrant and active at the store, but today we noticed him not being able to swim very well. It looks as though his bum sinks (back half, tail area). That was in the morning. When I came home from school, he was floating on his side and...
  13. My betta hasn't eaten in 3 weeks and sinks to the bottom!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    3 weeks ago my betta developed a little bump on the bottom of his neck. At first I thought it was bloating, so I fasted him. Ever since then, he still hasn't eaten and sinks to the bottom of the bowl. Nowadays he is very tired and just lays sideways breathing heavily through gills and mouth...
  14. SICK FISH! Emergency

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have had two male betta fish for 2 years each. Last week they started acting odd, not eating as much, and the really weird thing was that they would face upward in their tanks and sink to the bottom. They have not been able to reach up to the top of their tanks to get food or air. I need...
  15. Swimming Problems

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, recently my Betta fish seemed a little constipated and was having buoyancy issues. This was causing him to float to the top on and kind of stay on his side sometimes. I'm pretty sure this happened due to overfeeding since I made a mistake and accidentally served him an extra meal. So...
  16. Possible Gill Disease - Please Help

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So yesterday I noticed Tardis, my blue betta, acting funny. He would hang out at the bottom of his tank and not move, then dash to the surface for air and immediately sink to the bottom of the tank and stay wherever he lands until he has to breathe again. So I ran water tests and made sure the...
  17. Clamped, lethargic... possible SBD?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 2 gal What temperature is your tank? 80-82 F Does your tank have a filter? no Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no Is your tank heated? yes What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none Food What type of food do you feed your...
  18. Heavy breathing and struggling to the surface

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? Divided 20 gal What temperature is your tank? 78 degrees Does your tank have a filter? Yes - sponge filters Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Sponge filters Is your tank heated? Yes What tank mates does your betta fish live with? 2 large...
  19. Betta constipated, SB disease for 1 month

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello everybody, I've been trying to fix my 3yr old Betta fish's constipation problem for a month now and nothing has changed so I would really like some additional advice here. Background: I have my fish Kappy in a 1.5 gallon tank at 80 degrees. I feed him Omega 1 Betta flakes (I've...
  20. Stiiiiill sick little man...

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi all, I posted here month or so ago regarding my sick little buddy.... Well two months on and he's still sick :-( My thoughts are now is he's severely constipated. He's been moved a week ago into a small hospital tank (15lt half full so he doesn't haveto work so hard to breathe), tank is...
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