sick betta

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    Sick betta

    Hi! New here. My betta has been sick for almost 2 months now, and no medication seems to work. Tried medication for ich, dropsy, velvet, added aquarium salt, nothing seems to help. There was fin rot but it seems to have stopped. I had previously thought it was velvet but there’s no more gold...
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    Please help, my betta looks terrible!

    Hi all, and thanks in advance for reading! My betta fish has recently started looking real scruffy, and occasionally looks red in the fins and head. I've attached pictures of him about 2 months ago, and a picture of him today so you can see the difference. He's still happily eating and doesn't...
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    Fin Rot?

    Hi all! I'm new to forums but I joined this one because I'm concerned about my betta. I got her at the beginning of March as a surprise gift. I've done extensive research and tried to give her the best care I can. I honestly can't believe how attached I've become She's a feisty, flitty little...
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    Another panicked noob!

    Hey guys, I'm entirely new to the world of fish and have had my Betta for 6 months now and have been learning as I have been going! He is showing generic signs of being ill clamped fins, lethargic and slight discoloration. This is coming off the back of him having swim bladder disease due to...
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    EMERGENCY!!!!: I purchased a betta 4-5 days ago and he was put in a heated and filtered 2.5 gallon tank. I noticed he had fin rot shortly after purchasing him but he was eating just fine. This morning I woke up to him with white fuzz covering him (I’m guessing fungi) and most of the color gone...
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    White Spot on Betta

    Hello all, I am a bit worried about a white spot I spotted on one of our little guy’s scales. Any idea what it could be? I’m worried it could be the start of ick but worry about starting treatment without knowing the cause. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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    My Betta is Sick! Please Help!

    Hi, good evening! I'm fairly new to fish-keeping. This is my third fish, Vodka. He is a male betta (like my previous two) and ever since I got him he was very active and curious. He would always be aware of everything going on around the tank and would rush to the food whenever I fed him...
  8. Flinkbag

    Bulging growth on head with fluid bubble and popeye?

    Hello all! I’m hoping you’re able to help my poor betta fish Flippy. I have a lot of experience keeping bettas, I know all about proper water quality and how prevention is key, but i’m struggling with getting on top of whatever is wrong with my betta. He is currently in a 16L hospital tank...
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    Female Betta Has Flaky Scales

    Hi, So this is my first time asking any questions on here, so if I placed this thread in the wrong location, sorry. Anyways, about a week and a half ago, I saw a female betta at the pet store (one of the big commercial ones), who was looking not so great. I purchased her because I wanted to...
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    Strange betta behavior swim bladder??

    I have a female beta in my community take. I have had her for about 3 months. She has been great! She gets along with all the other fish and they all get along with her. There have been no issues whatsoever. Since the day we got her she has always been a “lazy fish”. She would swim for a bit and...
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    Betta Sick for Several Weeks

    Hi there, I've had a beautiful betta for about 8 months now. He's been doing great--had lots of fin rot when I got him, but recovered and is a super active little guy. About two weeks ago I noticed some signs of fin rot. Nothing in his routine had changed. Switched to 25% water changes daily...
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    What is wrong with my betta?

    He has been sick for about a month now. At first I tried betta fix and melafix but neither of those did a thing. The next thing I tried was Aquariam salt with methylene blue and kaplaxyn but that didn’t help much either. He’s now on his third day of maracyn 2 but it doesn’t seem to be helping...
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    Sick or dying Betta?

    I have a female betta in a community tank. She was never a big swimmer, kind of a lazy fish. I have had her about 5-6 weeks. For the past 3 days she has been laying in her floating log with almost no movement. I keep checking to see if she is dead. About once a day she will take a swim around...
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    What's wrong with my betta?

    He is lethargic and appears to be breathing heavily, he is not eating and he has some kind of growth or hole on the top of his head, but no other spots or holes or anything. The lethargy started about 2 weeks ago and the other symptoms came after. I treated him with API fin and body cure for...
  15. Kayra101

    Is My Betta Sick??

    Hello everyone ,I care extremely about my betta and I have been very worried after watching a bunch of videos on them and I just need somebody to re assure me that he is not ill.he does spit his food out and doesn’t eat a lot a lot ,also his eyes do look a bit red. Please do get back to me.
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    sick betta fish help please

    ive had my betta since september of 2018 in within the last month he’s completely change. he’s in a 5 gallon tank with a filter and a heater. I had two live plants and one died so I took it out. I originally thought my fish had swim bladder so I tried to whole fasting it/ feeding it a pea and...
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    Help! My betta fish is acting strange

    i just bought a half-moon betta a month ago and he was perfectly fine for most of that time. I started him out in water that had been cleaned with filter charcoal. After about 3 weeks he got lethargic and started to sit at the bottom of the tank more often. My tank has a waterfall filter so I...
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    Sick Betta. HELP!

    My betta fish, Clifford, is in a 3.5 gallon tank with a heater and filter (and two moss balls). Last week I noticed blackish fin edges vs. his normal white fin edges. I suspected fin rot so I put him on tetra lifeguard and have been doing 50% water changes every day, at the end of treatment he...
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    Friend’s sick betta

    My friend has two betta fish. One of them died today. We can’t figure out what’s going on so I seek help here. The symptoms are: -not eating (it’s been a week now) -swim bladder -stays at the bottom of the tank and only goes up for air My friend has tried everything, epsom salt baths, treated...
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    Should I Change My Bettas Tank?

    Hello, I've had my fish for about 2 years now and he's not the same fish that he used to be. He's a lot bigger now and he's been sitting at the bottom of the tank all the time now. Is Would buying a new/bigger tank be too much of a change for such an old fish or should I just let him live out...