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  1. Fish swimming vertically, sinks to bottom

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Morning, all. I have a question about a small female I got from a store where she was being kept in terrible conditions. She is a dragonscale, and I noticed when I saw her that she was missing scales on her gills :( I brought her home and am keeping her in a critter keeper with a small heater...
  2. SICK FISH! Emergency

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have had two male betta fish for 2 years each. Last week they started acting odd, not eating as much, and the really weird thing was that they would face upward in their tanks and sink to the bottom. They have not been able to reach up to the top of their tanks to get food or air. I need...
  3. Vertical Fish

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey guys, I have a fish named Logan who is probably just under a year old. He's a really small fish, and he's always been really really active. He lives in a 25L fluval chi which is cycled. Lately, he's been either laying on the bottom, or hanging kind of diagonally/vertically at the top. I...
  4. Female betta - strange behaviour

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey everyone. One of my females, Butters, has been acting strange lately. She lives in a 10g with 3 other girls, temp is kept at 24C, pH always around 6, and she is normally very active and vibrant. About a week ago, I noticed she would hang out at the bottom of the tank while her sisters swam...
  5. Female has verticals, but hides from male?

    Breeding Betta Fish
    Tank info: 8gal, filtered, heated, lightly planted, divided with a piece of wood and a safe net. They both live on their own side. Tank mates: 6 neon tetras (they can go through the net to each side) 2 Ancistrus and 1 Helena snail. The male has made a huge, thick, bubble nest (10x4 inches)...
  6. Betta floating veritical

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I have a Betta, named Oscar, who up until I changed his tank today was fine. Now he is floating vertically, with his head towards the bottom of the tank when he isn't swimming around. He keeps rubbing himself against his rocks and the little chest in his tank. He also keeps going to the...
  7. Vertical

    Betta Fish Care
    Hey all I have a problem with my crowntail female Marilyn, she, for the past 2-3 weeks whenever she rests, she is vertical to the top of the tank.:shock: She swims fine other wise....I've tried AQ salt when I do her regular water change (which is once a week). I have been feeding her flakes...
  8. Eep! Swim bladder, dropsy, or constipation?!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had my betta for less then a year, and I feel TERRIBLE because I know something's wrong. It's been 4-5 days i've had him in around 75 degree quarantine (I know, it's low, but it's for changing the water each day) because he shows signs of either swim bladder disease or dropsy. With the...
  9. Betta Fish showing weird mixture of symptoms

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I got my betta fish, Finn, about a year ago. As soon as I noticed something was wrong, I changed the water in his tank, and I treat the water before I put him back in. It's been about 2 days and nothing has changed. He is vertical in his tank, with his mouth at the top like he's gasping for...