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Betta with Severely Swollen Abdomen

Q: SK wrote: I came across your website by the recommendation of a few people. My betta seems to be having a pseudo-unique health problem. He seems constipated but really grossly, but he swims as energetically as always and his appetite hasn’t waned in the slightest. He is however, grotesquely swollen. For the past week, [...]

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Yucky Floating Debris in Betta Tank

Photo provided by reader JE. Here you can see all the floating debris suspended in the water. Is this detritus or something else? Q: JE wrote, I hate to be a bother but I can’t find any literature that describes what on earth is going on with my Betta Elton. I’ve had him since October. [...]

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Darting Betta Stuck on One Side

Glisten, originally uploaded by liyah73. Q: MM wrote, Hi…I bought a betta about 2 months ago. He was swimming on his side so I bought him on purpose so they wouldn’t just “flush” him before he had the chance to be treated…I treated him with Maracyn-2 and in a matter of a day or 2, [...]

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Nippyfish: On Yahoo! Messenger

Hicks watching the fishes, originally uploaded by jonnyfez. Just a quick announcement today folks. I signed Nippyfish up for a Yahoo! Messenger account. If you guys are on and ever want to chat about bettas, aquaria or just say hi feel free to do so. My Yahoo! Messenger ID is: nippyfish Hope everyone had a [...]

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