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  1. helpppp betta is lethargic and won't eat

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    plz help! My Betta Stephen who i've had for about 2.5 months has been lethargic for about 2 weeks now and at first I got the water tested and I had a nitrite problem but I fixed that within a few days and now the tests show no water parameter problems at all but no improvement for him. He has...
  2. Sick Fish - Lethargic, Hiding, please help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, Our fish Quasi, whom we've had since February, has suddenly changed his temperament. Drastically. He has always been in great health, very funny and playful and sociable. He has never been one to hide anywhere, always in your face wanting attention. He recently went about 3 weeks or so...
  3. Betta won't eat, sits at the bottom of tank all day?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 2 gal Does it have a filter? Yes, but it's off because the current is too strong for him Does it have a heater? Yes, but I took it out recently in case it was what was bothering him What temperature is your tank? Not sure Does your tank have an air stone...
  4. Lethargic betts hasn't eaten in 4 days?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Along with fin rot, my Berta has now been lethargic for over a week now. She won't swim. And he doesn't seem to see the food unless it's very close to him and he would randomly bite the water, missing the food. It's gotten even worse now, to the point where he lies on his side and doesn't eat at...
  5. My betta won't eat and is always lying on the bottom

    Betta Fish Care
    I just bought a new Half Moon Betta, unless I'm there trying to play with him he is always hiding in his plant and stays there all the time and he also won't eat. I have no idea what to do, my water seems a teny tiny bit foggy but I think it's because of the plant. Someone help, I'm worried...
  6. Frustrated Betta Owner, need advice

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Not too long ago, I posted on this forum asking for help for my betta, Germaine. He hadn't been eating and was very lethargic and I was beginning to get worried. So I frantically typed up a thread with all the details (which you'd likely be able to find through my profile or something), posted...
  7. Help! Betta is sick!!!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 1 gallon What temperature is your tank? 73 degrees Does your tank have a filter? no Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no Is your tank heated? no What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none, he has a little house in his bowl...
  8. He wants to eat, but can't.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, my betta fish Severus has been having some trouble eating lately. He definitely wants to eat, but it's like he can't. I feed him usually about 4 omega one pellets a day (broken up over hours of time, so like I'll feed him one pellet then come back 3 hrs later and feed him another and so...
  9. New Betta Won't Eat

    Betta Fish Care
    I got a new betta fish 10 days ago from Petco, at first he was very active in his new home. (2.5 gallon filtered and heated to a constant 81 degrees Fahrenheit) He was constantly surfing the glass and flaring at his reflection, but he wouldn't eat. I knew this was common as he was adjusting to...
  10. Sick Betta? Please help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So my betta is almost a year and a half old. About 6 months ago, he got fin rot, so he's pretty much just a body now (it's pretty sad :-( ) but he seemed healthy until recently. He won't eat (or even look at food) and he sits at the bottom of the tank all day. He doesn't react to my finger or...
  11. Please help my tiny companion, Swimmy!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? --5.5 gallons What temperature is your tank? --80 F Does your tank have a filter? --yes Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? --no Is your tank heated? --yes What tank mates does your betta fish live with? --none Food What type of food do...
  12. Male Betta sick. Help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Please help, I'm really worried! 6 days ago, I did a 100% water change in my 1.5 gallon tank. He is the only resident. 5 days ago he was fine. I fed him his normal 3 pellets in the morning, then fed him an additional 3 pellets that evening, since he would not be fed again for about 30 hours...
  13. Fin and Body Rot

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta fish (named Birthday Fish) started out with what I believe to be cotton wool disease. I treated him with API's Tetracycline and while the cottony growths are gone, he has extensive fin and body rot. I've begun his second course of treatment as this too requires this antibiotic...he just...
  14. Velvet

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey all. So my husband and I recently got a little double half moon male but we didn't realize he had velvet we just thought he was stressed at the store. We have been trying to cure him for about a week and a half now by using methylane blue and a little bit of salt and changing every day. The...
  15. Won't eat and lays on his side on the bottom.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Our poor little guy is very sick. He had always been very attentive and loved to eat until a few weeks ago. He all of a sudden quit eating. Sometimes he would start to eat but then would spit it out. He was still swimming around though. We have bought BettaFix and tried feeding him...
  16. New member seeking help for fish!

    Betta Chat
    Hello everyone, My fish, MJ, is about 3 years old and lives in a 2.5 gallon tank that is heated to 76 degrees. I do water changes weekly and try to keep it nice and clean. He normally eats about 2-4 little pellets per day, which I thought was a pretty good appetite. Then all of a sudden he lost...
  17. New Betta Won't Eat

    Betta Fish Care
    My girlfriend and I each bought a Betta fish yesterday at the local Petsmart (hers is a teal male named Hector and mine is a royal blue male crown named Achilles). Both seem to be enjoying their new bowls and are swimming around the new plants and such quite actively. I am a little bit...
  18. One week old-not eating

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have had bettas my whole life. All of them have lived 3 to 5 years. My latest one just passed, so I went and adopted a new one. He is blue and really pretty..will post a picture soon. I got him a brand new 5 gallon aquarium with LED light and low flow whisper filter. Lots of plants. He seems...
  19. 4 days floating on his side

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Saturday morning I found my Betta floating on his side, struggling to swim around. He's in a 10 gal heated, filtered tank with a couple other fish. They've all been happy and healthy for the last 10 months or so. After reading up online I figured he was constipated since he's only been eating...
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