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  1. Paralyzed betta? Please help!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Please help, I really hate to be one of "those" folks who come here in a panic, but my betta is sick. His name is Sushi, and I've had him since Christmas. He's been having issues for about a month now swimming upwards; his entire back drops and it's almost like he's paralyzed. I've tried...
  2. My Betta Can't Swim!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Today, I cleaned my betta's tank. I put him in a separate bowl and then into the clean tank. As soon as I put him in, I noticed that he went nose down to the bottom. Ever since then, he keeps trying to swim up but simply can't and will go nose down. Now that I look back, I think he couldn't swim...
  3. Betta fish has broken swim bladder :(

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I am pretty positive my fish's swim bladder is broken and it is breaking my heart. Basically, he can't really swim well anymore. He's kind of stuck in a vertical position and it takes a ton of effort for him to get anywhere. I know he's miserable, but I don't know what to do about it. Help!
  4. Need help with diagnosing Beta

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 1 gallon What temperature is your tank? 74 Does your tank have a filter? No Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Yes, air bubbler Is your tank heated? No What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None Food What type of food do you...
  5. Buddy will eat bloodworms, but stopped regular pellets.

    Betta Fish Care
    When I first brought Buddy home, he ate the pellets I got with vigor, several times a day. He would eat them, and have normal bloodworm treats. I went away for a couple of days, leaving him in the care of a friend (I trust she followed the feeding instructions) and when I came home, he would not...
  6. Swim Bladder Disease

    Betta Fish Care
    My three and a half year old veiltail Amazon has been showing symptoms of swim bladder for two days now. A day after I started fasting him things took a turn for the worst. He has completely stopped moving, is struggling very hard to stay upright, and is sinking to the bottom of his aquarium...
  7. Help Please!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I think my fish has swim bladder disorder, please help!! What size is your tank? 0.5gallon, I think - it's just over 2 litres What temperature is your tank? room temp Does your tank have a filter? no Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no Is your tank heated? no What...
  8. Swim forever..

    Betta Memorials
    I have personally lost two betta fish in one month my first was Andi, he died of sickness I watched him die before I went to school, my second Nami.....oh Nami you were my favorite your colors the way you weren't afraid and I accidentally let you go too soon.. I swore I would never ever find...
  9. Swim Bladder Suspicion?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi all, I'm looking for a bit of help in trying to diagnose just what is happening to my betta fish, Herbert. He was purchased June 29, 2013 - so close to being a year old now! - - He seemed to be very healthy and happy. We moved to our new house in November '13, and I slowly changed his...
  10. Swim bladder problem, need help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Lately my betta has been laying on his side at the bottom of his tank all the time. He hasn't been pooping much so my guess is that he's constipated from me accidentally over feeding him. I took out all the rocks so I could monitor his bowel movements easily. I lowered the water level to make it...
  11. Goodbye little Mojo. We'll miss you

    Betta Memorials
    It's been much too long since I've posted on here, and I wish it were under better circumstances that I finally am. Poor little Mojo died today and I thought I should post a little memorial for him on his behalf. SIP little buddy, you broke on through to the other side. You're swimming with your...
  12. How do YOUR bettas swim?

    Betta Chat
    I've been watching my new guy swim around and he's so different from my previous bettas. I've had two VT's in the past and I didn't know better back then so I had them each in very small containers (I think my second one was in a 1/2 gallon or a little smaller). So they didn't have room to swim...
  13. Bye Bye Babies

    Betta Memorials
    I'm sorry MoMo and Michael. If only I never put those other fish in you would still be alive today. You guys were my first bettas (wasn't it obvious?):cry:
  14. Amputation

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So ive heard a few times that if a betta has fin rot, its beneficial to amputate their fins... but what if they have it on all 3 big fins? anal caudal AND dorsal? and what if the anal fin rot is pretty close to the body? would they still be able to swim??
  15. SBD treatment not working

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had this betta for about 2 years now when I bought him from a reputible seller that I'd checked out for almost 6 months before buying from. He's been ill a couple times in the past but nothing big; Popeye that cleared up in 3 days, very mild fin rot that cleared up in a week or so, the...
  16. Betta can't swim

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Please help! Recently my betta cant swim up and stay upright anymore, its like laying on his side all the day although it will react when i come nearby. It started 2 weeks ago when i realize that my betta is having difficulties swimming up for air. I searched the forum and come to conclusion...
  17. Flipper Isn't Working?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    One of my fishy's flippers isn't working... he can only swim in circles. It's like if you took one of Dumbo's ears off.... :( He's eating fine and everything but his flipper won't move. :(