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  1. swim bladder?

    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...
  2. Experts, Klaus needs help!

    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...
  3. Swim bladder issues?

    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...
  4. Finley is Sick - Velvet? Tail Rot? Questionairre filled out here.

    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...
  5. Permanent Swimbladder?

    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...
  6. Sinky butt (SBD?)

    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...
  7. My betta is severely bloated/swollen and I'm not sure why.

    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...
  8. incurable swim bladder disorder

    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...
  9. Mr. Blue is sick but not sure what is going on, please help!

    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...
  10. 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...
  11. HELP! Betta alive but upside down!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My friend just got a new betta. She bought him at Petsmart, but she said he was fine in the cup (as fine as he could be). When I met him for the first time, she had already set him up in his tank (uncycled). He has been fine for about three days. Today I was watching him swim, and he was fine...
  12. sideways betta ammonia poisoning EMERGENCY

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I'm the owner of a betta that I purchased from PetCo in August 2015. I've kept him in a 1 gallon tank (I've since learned that they do better in larger tanks and I'm going to get him a larger one next week when I get home for summer if he makes it) I have always fed him Tetra BettaMin...
  13. I think my betta instantly got swim bladder disorder.

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi! New member here. First post. This just happened perhaps 30 minutes ago. I left my room to do laundry and when I came back, my nephew had my betta fish tank open and had dumped a lot of pellets into the tank! I do not really know how many my fish ate but when I got there, he had eaten...
  14. Swim Bladder Disease?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So I have a sorority of 7 girls in a 40 gallon tank. About a week ago, I noticed one of my girls was spending a lot of time on the ground. When I'd come up to the tank, she'd pick herself up and greet me like everyone else, but she has to continue to swim up in order to stay at the same...
  15. Confusing with betta fish behaviors - Need advice

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Confusing with betta fish behaviors - Need advice Hello, betta lovers. I am from Sri Lanka. I have been caring my 2nd old loving betta fish recent 8months and recent two days I have noticed His stomach full . So i fasted him for 2days (up to now ) I thought its Swim's bladder and gave some...
  16. Sick Betta - Am I Missing Anything?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone! This community was so wonderful to me when I first got my betta, Karl, with advice on how to care for him (first time betta owner; I rescued him from a bowl in the middle of a conference table at work), I'm hoping for some help once more. I noticed a few days ago that Karl has...
  17. Swollen Swim Bladder

    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...
  18. Will epsom salt kill my live plants?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, I'm pretty sure my male veiltail betta has swim bladder. I've seen him just sitting at the bottom of his tank laying on his side. I'm going to treat with some epsom salt but I've got some java moss and a few moss balls in there with him right now. Will the epsom salt harm the...
  19. Grandma's Getting Sicker and Sicker

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi all, Sorry for the number of posts, but I can't figure out what's wrong with my female betta, Grandma. Around the week before Christmas, she stopped eating. I tried switching up her diet by feeding her some frozen brine shrimp, but she still refused to eat. Then, after about a week, she...
  20. Bettas with suspected swim bladder issues

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? One is a 10 g (Tyson) and a 2.5 g (Blue) Does it have a filter? Both have a filter Does it have a heater? Both have a heater What temperature is your tank? Around 78-79 degree F for both. Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration...
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