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  1. My betta fish is sick???

    Betta Fish Care
    My betta fish is having a hard time swimming around. He tries to swim to the top of the tank, but completely fails and falls to the bottom of the tank. I decided to take him out of the tank for the rest of the day, and now he's just laying on the bottom of the cup. Age of betta: 6+ months (I've...
  2. Parasite? Old Age? Marbling?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I have been a lurker on this site for a long time but finally have made an account today. Over the past three weeks something strange has been happening to my double half-moon betta, Sokka. It started off with the scales just under his dorsal fin turning pure white, then his dorsal fin...
  3. Betta Injury? White Scales on head

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My male betta has a couple of scattered white/pale scales on the top of his head. I just noticed it now, I didn't see them this morning. I've been keeping his water at 78 dergrees and changed his water 100% two days ago. I don't know if it's an injury maybe or something else. He is behaving...
  4. white scales on head of my betta...

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    as you can clearly see in this picture my betta has white scales on his head. I was a week gone but when I returned I saw him like this. I immediately did a 50% water change and cleaned his tank.. should I be worried? do something else?
  5. Slime coat deterioration???

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    One of my bettas has something I've never seen before. I think it could be some sort of slime coat issue. His scales are going white - almost looks like flaky, dry skin. He's in a 5 gallon filtered, heated (78 degrees) tank and I do water changes every 1-2 weeks. I'm using API Stress Coat and...
  6. Master-Beta is losing color and has sores on his mouth.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Poor little guy.. he looks so unhappy. He has lost his appetite, and his color has gone from bright red to a dull pinkish maroon. His gills seem swollen and his mouth looks torn up, like he's been making out with a pumas rock. He also has alot of sickly white looking areas around his face. What...