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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi betta lovers, this is Spot. Spot has two problems. I brought him home in April 2021. 4 months later, He is still active, ready to eat and responds to me. Water changes happen weekly of 30-50%. I have live Java ferns in the aquarium and also a sponge filter. I live in a tropical country so the...
  2. Betta Fish Care
    I'm looking for any suggestions to make my betta's quality of life better with what appear to be two tumors on his side. I thought originally it was just an abscess but after about 5 weeks I've noticed a 2nd one (right at the base of his tail) and the first one (on his side) nearly doubled in...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I adopted my Betta fish knowing that he has cancer, and he’s been living a happy life for two months now. However last week, he started laying at the bottom of the tank (sometimes on his side) and acting really dormant. His scales are turning from purplish pink to almost translucent red. He will...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I don't now when this got here, I swear it wasn't there yesterday. Google makes it sound like something horrible but that's always the case. If it's a tumor, how did it grow so fast overnight? Is there anything I can do?
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    New fish, didn’t notice eye growth when purchased. Young betta. What should I do?
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi All, this is my first post as I am relatively new to betta keeping. Yesterday I noticed a raised lump on my fish's side. I don't know if this has to do with what the problem is or if it is just how he looks, but where it is raised, the scales are showing white underneath. I am certain that he...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I noticed about a week ago that mt male beta who ive had over 3 years has a small bump on his tail fin close to his body. He is still eating and he is still active. I have him isolated and am treating his water for fungal just as a precaution and am throwing away all his decor and gravel and...
  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, We have a young male betta we purchased from PetSmart on Feb 18, 2020. He had a dark blue spot on the top right side of his head near his gills when we got him, but we thought nothing of it other than a 'character mark'. Here's a picture of him when we received him: The spot has...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! I am rather new to the betta world and my current betta, Proteus, is the only one I have ever owned. I have had him for around half a year now, though I have noticed that he has some strange growth on his side. I think the lump appeared around 2 or 3 months ago, but I had assumed it was...
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, Thanks for taking the time to read my post. I've actually rewritten this multiple times because it just gets insanely long, so I'm going to be super brief this time. I know I can elaborate if more information is needed. The filled out form is listed below, but here are some bullet...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    What options do I have for a betta with a tumor on his spine (base of his dorsal). I am sure it is a tumor, I just want to know what I can do (if anything) to improve my betta, Milo's, life.
  12. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi all! I'm having some issues with my poor delta dragon metallic boy, Wada. Housing: How many gallons is your tank? He is usually in a 5 gallon tank but he's in a 1 gallon hospital tank right now. Does it have a filter? Yes, sponge Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 78...
  13. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm sorry for the title, but I truly had no idea how to call this issue or how to sum it up. Long story short: 1) Is the betta in the photos below just a very pretty female? Are stress stripes female-only? 2) What about betta fish that have a tumor? Is there anything infectious about...
  14. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    This is Helios, I have had him for 3 years and got him from a local pet store. About 4-5 months ago he developed odd white lumps under his eye and on this tail. I kept an eye on these and added aquarium salt and IAL to help any possible issues naturally and placed him in a 1g medical tank, I...
  15. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 10 gallons Does it have a filter? YES Does it have a heater? NO, I live in a tropical area and water is stable between 78-80 F What temperature is your tank? 78F Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? YES Does your Betta have tank...
  16. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank?5 gal Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 76 Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? 3 Cherry shrimp and some pond snails Food: What food...
  17. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I got my betta fish Kevin at Petco as a baby last June, so he's now a little over a year old. A few months ago, I noticed a small bump on his side. It didn't seem to be effecting him much, and after lots of research I concluded that it was probably a tumor, and there wasn't really anything I...
  18. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, so one of my male bettas, Moka, got sick a week or two (maybe a little more) ago. He developed this whitish sore on his side, behind his fin near his gills. I moved him to a one gallon for treatment, since I didn't want the corys to get sick. Now the sore is gone, but the same spot has...
  19. Betta Fish Care
    Last month, I got a betta from a close by pet shop. He always had this little bump on his side but it didn't effect him. Now it has gotten pretty large and he floats to the top of the tap and I feel really bad for him.It seems as if that large bump is a tumor and it is causing him to stay at the...
  20. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello betta fish community! This is my first time posting. I am hoping to get help with my poor friend, whom I call The King, who has been sick for over a month. My explanation is long, but please hear me out! My betta has had quite the treatment journey, so I figured it would be helpful to...
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