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  1. Betta injured, please help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I have had my betta for 3 months, I have him in a 3 gallon tank with a filter and heater. I bought a suction hose to clean his gravel and tried to use it for the first time today. Turns out my tank is too tall and not wide enough for me to create the suction it needs, needless to say I was...
  2. Concerning tail fin and tiny black spots

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 3.7 Does it have a filter? Yes-- Input too strong, put plastic mesh over Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 80* Fahrenheit Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? n/a Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? A...
  3. PLEASE help me figure out what is happening :(

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi guys, I recently graduated from college and started moving back home on Sunday (5/15). I brought my Betta who I've had for a few months at my apartment with me and got him all settled into his new home. I noticed yesterday however, that he has two new tears in his fins. For anyone who...
  4. Torn fins!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! I'm new to using any kind of forum but I've gotten desperate. I have had my betta for a little over three months. I started him out in a small fish bowl when I first got him. After reading up more on betta my father and I, after a couple of weeks, went out to buy an aquarium that fit his...
  5. Long time, Torn fins

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello Bettafish community, I've been handling bettas for a good amount of time, and I've never had this experience with a boy who's fins won't heal. I come from mostly a ciclid background, but have fallen in love with several of the wild-betta types. On that note, the kids really like the...
  6. Betta fins keep tearing/white spot(s) on dorsal

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've noticed my betta's fins have been have been tearing and just looking poor lately, and I took out the plastic plants for a while and nothing seemed to change. His dorsal fin has been kind of weird looking for a while too. It looks sort of twisted/collapsed. I thought maybe it got hurt when I...
  7. I NEED HELP, PLEASE.... His fins are obliterated.

    Betta Fish Care
    Okay, so my betta's name is Carl and I bought him February 4th. He is the 2nd betta I've ever owned and the first one died to my poor knowledge on how to care for Bettas. He lives in a heated 3.5 gallon tank with a small API filter. I feed him once a day in the morning: 2 little pellets, and...
  8. Torn fins - Should I be worried?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello Betta lovers! Meet Nereu, I bought him from a shop near my house. Actually, he might have bought me... :P But now, as you might have noticed in the picture above, his fins are a bit torn at the region that the dorsal fin meets the caudal fin. He is resting, he is a bit weird I saw...
  9. Ripped fins with flora-max

    Planted Betta Tanks
    I feel like the worst fish mom ever. I thought I was doing good by my lil Wal-Mart rescue, Darth Zoro aka D. Z. or Dizzy. ( Story on name at end) I bought him plants and thought I should get a real plant substrate. Well he's been swimming/ patrolling around the bottom along the gravel and...
  10. Torn up and dying! Help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta, Spitfire, somehow squeezed himself into my loach's coral rock to get the loach's algae tablet (he and the yoyo get along fine even when they steal each other's food) and got stuck on the way out. He's COMPLETELY torn up! He has NO SCALES left and his fins are SHREDDED. 98% of them are...
  11. Betta Fins shredded. Fin rot?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi I'm really new to betta fish and I just bought this pretty veil tail a couple months ago and was given a 1.5 tetra brand tank with filter. The heater is pointless right now since were I live is pretty hot so I don't want to over heat him. I usually leave for 2 days to cost family and every...
  12. Is this normal?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My new betta Glacier is acting very strange. I wonder is he is sick or if he is just adjusting. He is currently out of the tank because my girl Vapor keeps escaping to his side of the tank and bullying him. His fins are in worse shape than they were yesterday and I don't know if it is Vapor's...
  13. Is my Betta's ventral fins (I think they're called) torn??

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Are my Betta's ventral fins (I think they're called) torn?? I've had my fish for quite a few months now, and about a month or so ago I noticed his ventral fins looking a bit torn and there are bits of white on the tips of them but cannot recall if it has always been there or not. I also have a...
  14. Suggestions For A Blind Betta?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello, everyone! If any of you saw my first post, you'll know I own a partially blind betta. He has a very hard time seeing out of his right eye, and his left he can only see maybe a third that normal fish can. I have him in a bright, low filtered tank with turquoise smooth glass pebbles and...
  15. Help my betta got stuck and now he's hurt

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta Gogi got stuck in his house two days ago and i was really worried about him. Hi fins are now starting to turn red on the entire fin and parts are starting to fall off. The part of his body that was stuck has pieces of scales falling off but that looks like it is healing. Are his fins...
  16. Lethargic?

    Betta Fish Care
    So I've noticed my HM Lucifer has just been.. bleh. He's in a divided 10 gal with my red CT Sheeran, but Sheeran actually swims around and well, does stuff while Lucifer just sits in the front left corner by the divider or on the floor in the same place or in the front middle of the floor. It's...
  17. Shredded fins

    Betta Fish Care
    Hey guys, so my 2 half-moons, Merry and Pippin, have got some seriously torn up fins. I don't know whats going on. At first, I thought it was my ghost shrimp because I actually saw one come up and tear at Merrys tail, but I have since removed the shrimp, but Merry's fins have got like 50 times...
  18. How to lower very high pH - Help please

    Betta Fish Care
    So, I just moved back into my college dorm, and have run into the problem of only having access to tap water. Previously, I purchased Deionized water from the grocery store, but this year I do not have access to a car and it would be very impractical to attempt to do this. The tap water measures...
  19. Clamped/Torn Fins, Please Help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? - About 1 gallon. What temperature is your tank? - Between 77-80 degrees Fahrenheit. Does your tank have a filter? - Yes, sometimes we turn it off though because it disrupts the water more noticeably. Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? -...
  20. Badly torn fins not healing! Please help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Ok so a couple weeks ago my male betta got a tear in his fin. So I thought maybe it was because of over flaring or a sharp plant. So I covered the sides of the tank and took out the sharpest plants and replaced them with silk ones. At first I thought he was getting better because I started...
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