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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Baldur had some orange spots on his head when my gf brought him home three weeks ago, but we thought it was just his natural color. A few days letter he lost those scales near his dorsal fin, but I read that that could be normal stress from moving. Then we went through the "Is the orange growing...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 3.5 Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 77 degrees Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? No Food: What food brand do you use? Bug Bites...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I’m fostering Fishy. He’s been swimming erratically and rubbing against rocks so I did some research. I’m worried he has velvet. I don’t want to treat with copper unless I’m sure. Can anyone say with certainty that this is velvet and if so is he beyond saving? Don’t want his last days to be...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My mom surprise bought me a betta from a local shop since the one I ordered died. It's a tiny little blue lady, and I don't know what to identify her as yet in terms of type. The housing is temporary as we're waiting on money for moving and then upgrading stuff afterward. She'll move up to my...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? about 3 Does it have a filter? yes Does it have a heater? yes What temperature is your tank? 79.9 today - that's very average for it with the heater - varies a degree at most Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Umm, the filter...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    A bit of background: I have a royal blue male betta named Sunny. My dad bought him on a whim someday (about 2 months ago), and had him kept in a tiny bowl. After a few weeks after being kept in there, my parents bought him a slightly bigger (double in size) bowl, but isn't even a half gallon. I...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta has been home since Friday afternoon. He hasn't been hiding since then and is actively swimming around. However, I've noticed he swims somewhat quickly and has clamped fins, at least during the day (I noticed last night after shinning a light in his tank, his fins were completely open)...
  8. Betta Fish Care
    Hello everyone! In mid January I posted a thread in another section of the forum about my fish Felix. He had velvet which was caught too late and passed away despite 2 weeks of treatment and best efforts. It was a sad time and I was a sad panda. It was my first time handling a parasitic...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I know that salt containing iodine is not safe to use, but what about iodide? They're two side to the same coin, but is one safer than the other?
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I thought it would be easier to directly ask in a new thread rather than have my question buried in my previous thread. Here is my previous post: http://www.bettafish.com/99-betta-fish-diseases-emergencies/747346-lethargic-laying-side-not-eating-struggling-eat-please-help.html I've...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Good morning, I've had this betta for a few months now and over the past couple of weeks I've been having some issues. Hoping for some expert advice, so thank you in advance. Housing How many gallons is your tank? 5 Gallons Does it have a filter? Yes, Top Fin "Small" Filter Cartridge Does it...
  12. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi all. I posted on another forum and got no response and it's kind of an emergency... My two boys pinky and George are not feeling well. After I did a water change yesterday, they were both acting pretty strangely. Over the course of the evening, they both seemed to be acting sick. Both were on...
  13. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My new fish, Bojo, has velvet, and the only thing I could get for him where I live is Nox-Ich. I'm finding the directions a little confusing. Here's what the directions are: Add one drop per gallon of water for control of external parasitic diseases including Ich and Velvet. Use for 3...
  14. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Mr. Blue needs help and I am not sure what he needs. I keep getting told differently by pet store employees and hoping to get some expert help before it's too late! After doing some research due to the goldish/brown wondering if he could have velvet? His bump in front of his tail ( you can see...
  15. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Let me make my situation simple. I got a fish, stuck it in a half gallon bowl, realized that that's the worst thing you can do to a betta, brought out my 3 1/2 gallon. I then go stuck doing a fish in cycle, so I did I fish in cycle for about a month and I realized something was up. My fish...
  16. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm going to save some time and tell you that I was NOT prepared in the way I should have been when I purchased my bettas. I used to have them as a kid, but I wasn't the one who really took care of them. I am a teacher, and I thought the fish would liven up the classroom. I made a lot of...
  17. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I bought my daughter a veil tail betta for her birthday 6 weeks ago. The fish seemed healthy, but the poor guy has been on a downward spiral since we bought him. I have been scouring this forum for answers. Each time we think we identify the problem, treatments seem to work and then he gets...
  18. 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...
  19. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My fish has been sick for a while but I just noticed it recently. I bought "Bettafix" and on the bottle it says it "Heals betta fins and skin". I have only been using it for 3 days, but I have seen no progress. My fish, Frankie, is still active and eats regularly. Edit: I clean his tank...
  20. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    hello! i was researching diseases for my friend because her betta is sick. i found a page about velvet and noticed by betta, azul, is a bit goldish near his face. i looked for symptoms and it said it looked more speckled. my betta is naturally shiny/sparkly, but i dont remember seeing the gold...
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