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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi! I recently noticed some white spots with a bit of swelling on my betta's side. He is swimming normally, is active and is eating well. Any idea what it mught be and how to treat it?
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi guys! First time forum user here :) I've kept aquaria for over 20 years, but last year I finally purchased my first betta. He shares his tank with a peaceful colony of RCS, pond snails and two assassin snails and he seems pretty happy. However, there's one problem: he has been developing a...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Jet has had a small lump on one side of his body for a few months. It didn't seem to bother him or affect his appetite or energy, so I assumed it was nothing to be concerned about and figured he might just be eating too much. Recently, it has become much larger and he is lethargic. The last...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, so one of my male bettas, Moka, got sick a week or two (maybe a little more) ago. He developed this whitish sore on his side, behind his fin near his gills. I moved him to a one gallon for treatment, since I didn't want the corys to get sick. Now the sore is gone, but the same spot has...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I noticed yesterday that my fish's mouth seems rather swollen, and was hoping to get some advice from all you knowledgeable folks. Has this ever happened to anyone? What did you do? I started treating him with epsom salt yesterday, since I read that that is supposed to help with swelling...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, My betta had a small belly for 3-4 weeks. Since he likes eating i thought it's because of overfeeding. But 1 week ago he had more swelling so i reduced the food( i was giving 3 granules and 1 dried worm a day, for the last week giving just 1 granule). 2 days ago after water change he swollen...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? Quarantine in 1 gallon, normal 5 gallons What temperature is your tank? 76 degrees Does your tank have a filter? Yes 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 atm...
  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta has had dropsy for the last 2 or so weeks and now her swelling is going down and her scales are almost looking normal again... But she's still not very active... What does this mean?
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So I posted a few days ago about my female betta who has a large swollen lump on one side of the body. Based on my continued research, I really think the most likely diagnosis is a tumor and I'm not sure if there's anything I can do. Should I continue with Epsom Salt? I treated with a full round...
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Sooo for the past month or two I've been trying to figure out what is wrong with my boyfriends betta, at first we thought it was bloat/constipation that caused him swim bladder disorder. Tried to treat him for that with daphnia and Epsom salts. Just recently I have suspected possibly an...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    ** I answered the basic questions and included them at the bottom** **JUST NOW WHEN I TOOK PICTURES TO POST ON HERE I NOTICED SHE HAS SORES ON HER!! THEY'RE ACROSS HER FACE AND BY HER GILLS BILATERALLY** I adopted a small female betta from a local betta fish rescue a couple of days ago. She is...
  12. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    TLDR: Girl was swollen, treated for constipation, turned out to be part of the problem, but noticed large, asymmetrical lump on her side. Looking for identification. About a month ago, my female Sini became egg-heavy with all the other girls in the sorority. However, after everyone else...
  13. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    We were feeding our betta the good freeze dried pellets. In about a year, he bloated up so badly. We tried pieces of peas and fasting him - nothing worked. I never read about freeze dried foods for bettas causing constipation and most often times, death. I will definitely feed the meel worms...
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