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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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?
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello So, one of my bettas is sick again. Now this guy is notorious for getting constipated but this time, I think it may be a bit worse. He’s swimming very oddly and can’t seem to swim to the bottom of the tank easily. I think he may be backed up again but he’s not bloated, from what I can...
  14. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 2 gal Does it have a filter? Yes, but it's off because the current is too strong for him Does it have a heater? Yes, but I took it out recently in case it was what was bothering him What temperature is your tank? Not sure Does your tank have an air stone...
  15. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 2.5, currently in a 1 gallon QT tank Does it have a filter? No Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 78° - 80° Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? No Food: What...
  16. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a small female betta fish who I got in December of 2013. She has always been somewhat delicate and is prone to slime coat issues and fin rot. I got back from a 9 day trip to find her lying on the bottom of the tank on her side, her breathing seems labored. I initially suspected swim...
  17. Betta Fish Care
    I just got a Betta (his names Karl Pilkington :lol:) who is prone to swim bladder. What would be a good feeding schedule to keep it under control?
  18. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I bought a Twintail betta at Petsmart yesterday. He was in horrible condition and barely looked alive. He lost part of his tail, its a stub with a bit of regrowth, and his fins are nonexistent. He was the only betta that looked like this and the other twintails had large, beautiful...
  19. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone! I'm new to the site and using this as a last resort because my betta Colin is very sick. ): To provide some background information, I got him about a year ago and he has always been really healthy. I keep him in a 5 gallon tank with a filter and a heater that keeps the water ~80-82...
  20. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I am a fish beginner and my 1st betta already passed away a week ago. She lived about 3 weeks in my home and then left due to my terrible mistake, 50W heater at 1 gallon :cry:. I am really sorry about her and don't want to repeat similar stupid actions for my new DT male bettas, Roy and Rio...
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