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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 Diseases and Emergencies
    my beta hasn’t been able to swim when he tries he just sinks he’s been like this for 5 days now i’ve gave him salt baths to try and help and he’s still lying on the bottom of the tank i’m not sure if he will be able recover and it’s almost as if it’s a waiting game at this point should i just...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, new here. My fish is approx 2yo A year ago he was having bouyancy issues, sinking like a rock. I fasted him for a few days, fed daphnia and I floated him in a container for a week to reduce water pressure, then floated in a breeder box for a few weeks while fasting for a few days and...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, this is my little guy Squish. I’ve had him since October 2019 with little to no health problems along the way. He is in a heated &filtered 5-gallon tank with places to hide and silk plants throughout. About 3 days ago I noticed he may have been starting to show signs of swim bladder disease...
  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
    I've had this betta for around 5 months now and he has always seemed to have some sort of swim bladder disorder. When I first got him it was really bad and he could barely move so once we was adjusted to the tank I fed him a pea and the fasted him for 3 days. Now I feed him 3 soaked pellets 2...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, i bought 2 female giant betta yesterday and they looked super healthy. I drip acclimated them and set them free in my 120gal tank (only snails in it before. Ph 7.4, amonia 0 nitrite 0 and nitrate 20mg/l. In water since 4 months) But today one of the females looks like shes having issues...
  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello everyone! My betta Jonathan is not doing very well and I believe he has swim bladder. His tank is at the correct temperature and his water information seems to all be correct. He has trouble staying buoyant and will just lay on the bottom of the tank and stay there. If he swims up, he just...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I can't post a video but this is Cleetus. We have had him about a year now. He's always been rather lethargic but recently worryingly so. He lays on his side gasping all day and can't swim properly. He is bloated but even when I fast him he still is the same. I have tried swim bladder...
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    hi there. I bought my betta, long ha, a few weeks back on a whim. I have owned a betta in the past and contemplated getting a new one for a while. When he came home, almost instantly, I noticed swelling in his abdomen, he slants to his left and hovers towards the top of the tank. I fasted him...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta, Klaus, has been through the ringer. He did have swim bladder, so we fasted him for 3 days and switched foods per a forum expert’s advice. He was fine for a couple of weeks. Then, one week ago, he started to exhibit similar symptoms. We assumed we were feeding too much (3 pellets 4x...
  12. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 3 Does it have a filter? no Does it have a heater? yes What temperature is your tank? 78F Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? no Food: What food brand do you use? Aqueon colour...
  13. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? about 3 Does it have a filter? yes Does it have a heater? yes What temperature is your tank? 79.9 today - that's very average for it with the heater - varies a degree at most Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Umm, the filter...
  14. Betta Fish Care
    *PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT I POSTED THIS (BEGINNING) PART NEARLY A MONTH AGO* November 10th, 2017 Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 20 gallons Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? Always between 76-80F Does your tank have an air stone or other...
  15. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    parameters: Tank: 5.5g, heated, filtered, 28*C, contains a few live plants Ammonia: negligible nitrite: negligible nitrate: 5ppm pH: 7.0 I keep a cleaned indian almond leaf in the tank at all times and change it out when I change the water, so my water is usually a shade of murky brown...
  16. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta is severely bloated/swollen and I'm not sure why. - Imgur It's been like this for about 10 days, I was fasting the first 4, then I would give him 1/4 a pea every 2/3 days after. Nothing has helped and he still looks bloated. I've given him a 50% water change in the last few days, along...
  17. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    about a month ago, i switched my betta to flake food because i forgot to bring back his pellets from college. since then, he's had swim bladder issues for exactly a month now. the tank params are fine, and he switches between a 2.5 gal and a 5.5 gal between college/home breaks, both tanks are...
  18. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Mr. Blue needs help and I am not sure what he needs. I keep getting told differently by pet store employees and hoping to get some expert help before it's too late! After doing some research due to the goldish/brown wondering if he could have velvet? His bump in front of his tail ( you can see...
  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...
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