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  1. Velvet? And also early signs of fish rot?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Uoza is my first betta fish I ever had, I got him a 5 gallon tank and he seemed to be the most happiest fish ever! But when I did my first water change she seemed rather.. Troubled. Before he swam normally but now he kinda lurches forward a bit when he tries to swim. I also noticed him wanting...
  2. Betta Fish Eating and Floating?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My grandma just got a new Betta fish. We have had him for two days. He eats, but barely and he spits some of it out and he isn't moving a lot. He tends to like to be towards the top of the tank and sometimes he is just sitting at the bottom corner. My grandma is worried that something is...
  3. Is This Normal Behavior?

    Betta Chat
    Hello, This is my first betta fish and I'm not too familiar yet with their habits and behavior. I took a short video, and I attached it with a link (I hope it works). My betta fish for the most part is pretty active and everything, but sometimes when I walk up to the bowl and look at him, he...
  4. My fish can't swim up, what's wrong

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I am worried about my daughter's betta fish. She is just over 1 year old and for the past several weeks she has been unable to or had great difficulty swimming to the top of the tank. She can get to the top, but she struggles really hard and sinks back to the bottom. She also seems to have an...
  5. New betta keeps swimming next to glass.

    Betta Fish Care
    I got him 3 days ago. He keeps swimming next to the glass and doesn't venture to the center of his aquarium. He doesn't use his cave which as multiple hiding spots, and he doesn't swim through his plant. Yesterday I taped a background to the back of his aquarium becuase I noticed he was dueling...
  6. Betta Is Swimming Weirdly?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi. I'm new to posting up here. I have a dragon scale betta. Have had him since June and have had no problems since. Today I noticed he was swimming differently, not sideways. He started swimming with his head pointed down and goes kinda vertically and goes across the tank. His body is slightly...
  7. irregular behavior

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    i'm not exactly sure how this site works, because i'm new to it; but i have some questions about my betta..i'm not sure if he's sick or just being himself! i recently bought a betta fish (about a week ago), and for the first three days he was in a classic bowl (your typical fish bowl, not sure...
  8. Swimming with the other fishys

    Betta Memorials
    My betta Swimmy Passed away a few months ago! Im now beginning to get over it! But what I keep in mind, "Remember The Good Times With Him, And Forget The End Of It." SIP Swimmy
  9. Is it normal for a betta to "rest" on the bottom of the tank?

    Betta Fish Care
    I'm new to bettas. I got mine a few days ago and everything has been going swimmingly. However, the past few nights I've noticed that he lays on the bottom of the tank and sort of "breathes" heavily for long periods at a time. Only after getting his attention does he get up and start swimming...
  10. got 2 of my betta's caught on video

    Betta Pictures
    here are the videos http://youtu.be/brubipa3Zok http://youtu.be/69uHELS3xZU
  11. 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??
  12. Trouble Swimming!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    First the questions Answered: Housing What size is your tank? 1.5 gallon What temperature is your tank? Room Temperature (70 or so) Does your tank have a filter? Yes Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No though the filter is "oxygenating" Is your tank heated? No What...
  13. Whaaaaaat?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So I recently stopped by Fin and Feather, to take a peek at their bettas. I was disappointed by what I saw. They were in tiny vases with no lids. There was the most gorgeous pastel veiltail ever. But he was swimming eratically, on his side sort of, but not really. He was just a little tilted. He...
  14. PLS HELP! My Betta is freaking out, hurting himself.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi all, hopefully one of you can help me. I bought two male Bettas a couple days ago. I have one of them in a 5 gallon round bowl, and another one in a 2 gallon square tank. "Pony", the one in the 2 gallon square tank, started freaking out one night when i awoke around 2 in the morning to use...
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