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  1. Need help fast! Stressed betta and tumors.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm sorry for the title, but I truly had no idea how to call this issue or how to sum it up. Long story short: 1) Is the betta in the photos below just a very pretty female? Are stress stripes female-only? 2) What about betta fish that have a tumor? Is there anything infectious about...
  2. Swim Bladder Help

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I bought a betta about 1 week ago. He obviously had SB issues, and I didn't think they would help him. I brought him home, put him in a heated tank, and did the deed... the deed being fasting for 3 days and feeding part of a pea on day four. He did fine with that. When he still didn't show much...
  3. Female betta with stress?

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    I have 2 betta, a male and a female. I intend on breeding them and did all the conditioning on them. When I got the female she had stress stripes which I assumed was due to being in a small cup all the time. After i moved her into a large tank with lots of hiding places the stripes still...
  4. Female always stressed?

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    I have two females in a community tank of gourami, guppies, bumble bee gobys, mollies and two baby plecos, one female always seems to show stress stripes I'm assuming, and especially when the lights on the tank are on even though I bought her from a shop that always kept the light on over her...
  5. New king betta w/ stress stripes, advice?

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    Hi guys, I went ahead and purchased a king betta Silas from Petco (I had to make an hour and a half journey) the shipment came in today and I had them reserve him for me as he was the only one that came with the shipment. I picked him up and brought him home. He is currently in a 5g semi...
  6. Brightly colored plants a stress factor

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    Hello! So on top of Pavlov not eating his breakfast this morning, I noticed faint stress stripes and he seems to be attacking the bright purple leaves on his plant. Could it be that he thinks it's another betta? I might try picking him up a solid green one like Sherlock has to see if that helps...
  7. Very restless Betta???

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    I just got my new betta, Casey, 4 days ago. I temporarily have him in a 1.5gal tank for the time being until I can purchase a larger one. Ever since I took him home he has been glass surfing constantly, rarely venturing into the middle of the tank. I had a plastic plant in it but every time he...
  8. could this be stress stripes?!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi there, I was reading through some posts and came across something that mentioned stress stripes, which I didnt even know was a thing until reading here. Well now I'm concered because my boyfried just got me a female betta (Persi) and she has a stripe. I thought she was just unique, it hasnt...
  9. What are stress stripes

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    I gave archy his first water change and he was NOT happy (well I did the first part wig him in there and he enjoyed that but when it came time for him to leave his tank that was a huge no) anyways by the time I got him out of his bowl he was light brown with 2 horizontal stripes running down his...
  10. Stress stripes

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm a bit worried about my female betta. I've had her for two weeks now but her stress stripes haven't Faded at all. My other female (in a separate tank) had them for a day or two then they completely vanished. She is in a 10g tank with 4 cory cats, I don't think they are stressing her out, they...
  11. stress stripes/fin rot/ich crisis

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi fish community! I've been looking at this site since I got my first betta, but I just joined because I'm having a huge problem. I picked up this dude at Petsmart yesterday because I really couldn't bear to leave him. He's a twin tail halfmoon betta with a major case of fin rot, he also some...
  12. Seriously Stressed/Sick Betta! NEWBIE HELP!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 10g What temperature is your tank? Seems to stay about 78F Does your tank have a filter? Tetra Whisper PF10, with a (cleaned) midsection of plastic bottle diverting the current to the sides. Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Used to use...
  13. Suggestions to help New fish?

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    I went to Petco yesterday to buy some supplies and happened;-) to look at the bettas. Well, there was this little black crowntailed female who was swimming frantically around her little cup. I wanted to take her home sooo bad but using my self control I walked away. (this was at 4:00) Fast...
  14. why is my new girl so nervous?

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    I got a female betta yesterday (the story and her picture is in the pictures section in the thread titled "new girl!"), and when I got her she had stress stripes. But the thing I noticed is that they would come and go very easily. Her color was almost totally faded and her stripes were really...
  15. Stressful Water Changes

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    So I did my first water change for my 5g housing my rosetail Sebastion. As soon as I placed the cup in the water to catch him and some water, he immediately freaked out and gained the most pronounced stress stripes I had ever seen on a fish. He literally turned from black to a light brown with...
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