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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 20 Does it have a filter? Yes, HOB Does it have a heater? Yes, just switched from preset to adjustable What temperature is your tank? About 84 right now, getting closer to 86 as of last night (normally about 75) Does your tank have an air stone or other...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I purchased a betta fish last week named Franklin and moved him into my now empty 5 gallon. The tank is cycled with a heater at 77 F, and a filter. The parameters are ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 10, pH 7.6. A couple days after having Frank, I noticed he would occasionally flash or itch on...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I recently dealt with Velvet disease with two different bettas in two different tanks. I will give some background on both situations: 1st tank was a 5 gallon with a filter, heater, airstone, and a couple live plants. It housed my betta and a bristlenose pleco. The pleco was only in my...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    hi all! i have a betta fish who i’ve had for about six months now and have been having great luck with. this is my first betta who makes HUGE bubble nests. unfortunately i started to notice his colour changing around the mouth area. at first i thought it was maybe just a colour change as i...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a betta fish who has been sick for over a week now. He started off lethargic and was hiding a lot, swam erratically, and had clamped fins for a few days, and since it looked like he may have had a gold sheen on his scales, I suspected velvet and treated him with copper sulfate (had a...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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)...
  13. 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...
  14. 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?
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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