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  1. Betta not getting better - finally think I've correctly diagnosed him with Columnaris but would appreciate input

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi there, I'm brand new here, I came from fishlore.com which seems to have disappeared overnight, very strange. Anyway - hoping y'all can help me save my beloved betta Simon. Here's the fish disease/emergency form below, but first in a nutshell: I have a 20g divided betta tank, each betta...
  2. Alpha's suffering tail rot...please help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi guys, I got Alpha as a Christmas gift last year when he was a baby. Now he's fully grown but since two weeks ago, he started to suffer from tail rot. I've tried tea tree oil but it didn't seem to work. Now his tail looks really ragged and he stays at the bottom of the tank. Please give any...
  3. Tail rot? Please help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi guys, I got Alpha as a Christmas gift last year. She was a baby girl when I got her and was mostly black with a little bit of red on her fins. Now she's red and blue and is very active, but I've recently noticed that the tip of her tail is translucent and seems a little tattered. She eats...
  4. Fin rot or tail biting?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Recently got a yellow halfmoon betta fish with a ripped tail, however that area is regrowing now. I just noticed now that there's little rips along the edge of his tail and those weren't there before. Is he biting his tail or is it fin rot? Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 2.5 Does it...
  5. Does my Betta have fin/tail rot, or is he biting?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My male butterfly betta is acting a bit unusual, and his fins have receded greatly this past month. He darts around his tank, occasionally digs into his gravel, and does not make bubble nests. I was thinking fin rot or tail biting, but I'm not sure. No matter what it is though, I'd like to find...
  6. Annoying Tail Rot

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    In early November my Betta ripped his tail on a sharp plant (I removed it right away and replaced it with a safe one) and he was fine except the injury got infected with a very aggressive tail rot. I treated with Maracyn-2 and the tail rot went away for about a month. His tail was healing very...
  7. Tail Rot Treatment - help

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I got a betta fish and an aquaponics tank for Christmas, and I've kept him alive so far, but I've never had a fish before, and I need a little help. The aquaponics tank instructions advertise that with the plants, I never have to clean the tank or change out the water. Over the past week or so...
  8. Emergency Fin/Tail Rot!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've never posted here but did on another and got no feedback and even paid for the expert advice. My Betta "Spastic" is in a very advanced stage of fin/tail rot. I thought he had died yesterday as he was laying at the bottom of the tank. I've tried everything but will say that I've learned...
  9. Fin Rot and Tail Rot Disease

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    An informational video on the fast progressive Tail Rot and Fin Rot disease in fishes. The video shows how to identify the disease and the course of treatment for the same. It is notoriously known for attacking long finned fishes like the Betta. Click below link for video...
  10. Fin Rot or Tail Biting???

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I put Pakoh in a 1 gallon tank with half the dose of Bettafix (people say it's effective at a lower dose) and a full teaspoon of aquarium salt. The damaged occurred after only one night in his new tank (a five gallon with a filter and heater). I made sure the tank was cycled beforehand. I'm...
  11. Sick betta...possible tail rot? sitting at bottom of tank

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Sorry the pics are upside down....grrrrr I need help with my betta. Here are the answers to questions to start: What size is your tank? 3 gallon What temperature is your tank? 70 degrees (heater went out about 2 weeks ago waiting on new one) Does your tank have a filter? yes Does your tank...
  12. Help! I think he might be chewing his tail!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta is missing some of his tail, is it tail rot? What can I do?
  13. Tail biting, tearing or fin rot?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi all, I'm new here. It's been a year or two since I've kept a Betta (I've had two before and my husband has kept a couple as well) and a week ago I bought a new one. The problem: Two days ago I thought perhaps his tail was degenerating, but wasn't sure. Yesterday I was more sure and did a...
  14. Fin rot getting worse please please help

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I got my betta on fri. An hour after putting him in the tank he stated swimming around jerkily. on sat i notice his fins and tail are frayed. Googled, placed him in and isolation bowl and added 1tsp AQ salt. Sunday more bits of his tail and fins went missing. so added 2tsp AQ salt. monday his...
  15. Is this fin rot?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Otay so I think my red CT Sheeran has fin rot. I just noticed this today since I finally got him to flare for the mirror again. I have some Malafix that worked for Lucifer's mild fin rot after one dose a few months ago, but should I switch to AQ Salt? I have a QT I'm about to set up but the back...
  16. Shredded looking tail not improving

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Alright so around two weeks ago, I noticed that my fish's tail started to look raggedy and split. I thought it was because of the plastic plant I had in his tank and I was planning on buying him a new one, even though he's been living with the plastic one fine for probably about a year now. It...
  17. Fin rot and a new tank

    Betta Fish Care
    I purchased my betta, sulu, at petco a little while ago and have now been treating him for fin and tail rot for about 3 weeks. He was labeled as a female and was not in very good condition. For the time he has been with me he has been living in a one gallon tank with daily 100% water changes to...
  18. HELP PLEASE ( Fin rot )

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I bought my betta, Charles, about 3 weeks ago, and he had a very mild case of fin rot. I thought I could save him, but maybe I was wrong. :-? When I bought him, it was upstate New York. However, I live in New York City. He survived the four hour car drive ( I wasn't expecting him to have to come...
  19. Benito Needs Help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I just rescued this betta from my sister, she kept him in really bad conditions for quite some time and I'm trying to help him back to normal, but I need some help. Housing What size is your tank? 12g What temperature is your tank? 80-82 Does your tank have a filter? Yes, a Tetra Whisper 10i...
  20. Please help me save my Kitty Kat!! T.T

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, my poor fish, Kitty Kat, is ill. It was fine two days ago and suddenly, it has bright blood-red edges at the end of its tail, which seems to be getting shorter. The rest of its tail and fins are partly transparent (I think?) because it is still young (< six months old). Its body...
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