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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi Everyone- I posted a week or so ago about my little buddy’s current issues, and as things clear up, I’m starting to wonder if he has a swim bladder problem. I’ve given more information below on what I’ve done for him so far and would love any advice you can give. I recently moved out of my...
  2. Betta Fish Care
    Hello! Today I have put an order in for some fish, there's four in total which I believe need some extra loving. The two girls are missing an eye. The two boys have deformed backs. One of the boys also has Swim Bladder. As far as I can tell, the deformities and missing eyes are from poor...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I rescued a betta(black orchid double/crown tail???) from petsmart around three days ago. I got him because he was crooked and I knew he’d die there. After some research, I figured he was crooked due to overfeeding and a swim bladder issue. I’ve kept him off food for those three days. I just did...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    The past 10 days he hasn’t eaten at all. He just looks at the food and doesn’t eat it. He has been having trouble swimming downwards and just floats, sometimes on his sides (scaring me). His fins also look a bit frayed. I think he might be nipping them. It could be finrot but I’m not sure. He...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey guys! Looking for some advice for our newest little adoption! Yesterday we brought home a new betta who seems to not be doing well. Before getting the little guy home in his cup at the pet store it was clear he was on the smaller side and a bit lethargic, upon further observation we...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! I’m new here🤗 just hoping to get some answers my newly betta (1 month) has been sluggish the last day or two he’s still fairly active and can reach surface but seems to be laying down all the time any answers as to what could be wrong and how to help him🥺
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So I recently rescued this Betta from Petsmart (yes I know you shouldn’t get them from the petstore but they gave him to me for free since he could barely swim). His name is Tony Stark or Iron Man, he is in a cycled 5 gallon tank with filter and heater. He just stays against the filter and I’m...
  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I recently got a betta from a local pet store, he was in pretty bad shape to start with and his improvement has plateaued for the last few weeks. His two front fins are essentially shreds which hasn’t improved though he’s shown no other signs of fin rot and he’s had a huge issue with reoccurring...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I just get a beta fish for my daughter a few days ago,and I've noticed that all he's done is lay at the bottom of that tank on his moss ball . he doesn't swim around much, like at all, apart from eating or coming up for air. Is this normal? My first thought is a swim bladder issue, because he...
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone. So just to give you a quick run down, my betta has always had a hard time with digesting (he’d always bloat and then it’d go down within a few days). Around a week and a half ago, I noticed my fish no longer being as active as he normally is (he’s very hyper, normally). He was...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? He is currently in a 2.2 gallon hospital tank. This is not his long term home. Does it have a filter? Yes, I have a cycled sponge filter inside, the flow is very low. Does it have a heater? Yes. What temperature is your tank? 78 F Does your tank have an...
  12. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi guys! About two months ago I got a dumbo ear male who, since practically the first week, has been having health issues related to bloat and swim bladder disease. I started feeding him azoo flakes, but stopped after the first episode of bloat, then I gave him pre-soaked bettabit pellets (i...
  13. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, my betta has Swim Bladder Disease so I have not fed him for 6 days except for one pea today. On the third day I moved him to a separate tank with no live plants in it, but it still is not getting any better. What should I do?
  14. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have had Prince Bubblegum for 7 days as of December 23. I'm starting to think that he won't be able to recover and that maybe his swim bladder issues were caused by an injury. Is there anything I can do to improve his quality of life? Does anyone have any ideas on how I can help my little...
  15. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Before I begin, I’d like to say that my concern has a LOT of context behind it, and I would greatly appreciate it if you read everything in my post before answering. It’s the only way to get the full details and really narrow down the possibility of TB being the culprit. On that note, let me...
  16. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    my betta has had constipation/sbd for a little over a month now. i've been trying since day 1 to get rid of it, tons of fasting, pea feeding, epsom salt bathing, diet switching. i am now doing a long term epsom salt treatment plan where he stays in quarantine under moderated epsom salt...
  17. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My crowntail suffers from chronic SBD, most likely genetic as I've tried literally everything on the list for the past month and a half other than daphnia. (Peas, epsom salt, bacterial/parasitic medication, fasting.) My last resort is daphnia before I ultimately may have to put him to sleep...
  18. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, my betta has been staying at the bottom of his tank a bit more than usual the past two weeks but was still eating fine and when he wasn't at the bottom of the tank, he is energetic as ever. His dorsal fin and tail also have become slightly lighter blue at the tops (his fins are a darker...
  19. 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...
  20. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, I just decided to get an account here because I've been stalking the forums a great deal for advise already! Recently I bought a very sick fish from the store in hopes that I could nurse him back to health. He had telltale signs of Swim Bladder Disease: he was bound to the bottom...
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