The ‘Sluggish Betta’ Category

Woops! Betta Food Dumped into Fish Tank

my gold crowntail, originally uploaded by louie imaging. Q: EB wrote, I’ve had my betta fish for a couple months; it was a gift from a friend. Usually he shows the usual healthy signs but I noticed that his color has dimed and he doesn’t have that shininess to him anymore. His eyes aren’t clear [...]

New Betta Fish is Sluggish and Not Eating

Q: H wrote, Hi there – Firstly, I wanted to say that I’ve been reading your (beautiful) site for a while now, before I bought my first betta, and it helped tremendously – many thanks! Secondly – I’m hoping you can give me some advice or suggestions. My betta came home on Saturday of last [...]

Betta Fish with Lump on his Head

Lump on Betta’s Head provided by LH LH wrote, I’ve seen your site and figured I’d get an opinion on my fish if you don’t mind taking the time. I’ve had him since the end of January and about a month after I got him, he had a spot on his face that just grew. [...]

Skittish Betta Fish Too Fightened to Eat

, originally uploaded by prismaviolet. Q: JY wrote, I’m really hoping you can help me. I’ve had bettas before, but I’ve never seen anything like this. I’m at a total loss as to what to do. About a week and a half ago my betta, Billy Pilgrim, began acting like he was very scared of [...]

Top 7 Betta Fish Myths – Don’t Make These Common Mistakes with your Fighting Fish

Betta – Front, originally uploaded by Rhizae. 1. Betta fish are lazy and don’t do much. A healthy betta is an active betta. Bettas constantly explore their surrounding and spend most of their day swimming all around their aquarium. They often respond to their owners by begging for food and wiggling their tails too. If [...]

The 4 Most Common Signs of Illness in Betta Fish

Sick betta fish can be cured, much of the time, if you can figure out what is ailing your betta.

Betta Showing Stress After Aquarium Upgrade

abyss, originally uploaded by sanoi. MD wrote, First, I want to tell you how impressed I am with your website! Thank you so much for providing such a rich resource to betta enthusiasts! I am concerned about my betta fish, Nino. I have had him for three months and he has been a great companion [...]

Female Betta: Eggs Causing Lethargy

Homegirl was practicing her MySpace pose., originally uploaded by mandynickel. YC wrote, Hi Christie! I have a quick question for you. When female bettas arepregnant with eggs, and a male is no longer in sight, do they becomelethargic and have trouble eating? I was wondering how much energy reabsorption of the eggs cost them. A: [...]

Older Bettas & Dropsy

Dropsy itself is not a disease but a symptom that can be caused by several things including a bacterial infection, virus or even parasites. It’s very common in tropical fish, especially Betta splendens and sadly it is usually fatal.

Unstable PH Looks Like Common Bettas Disease

castor, originally uploaded by haleyluna. Q: J wrote, I have a Crowntail Splendid Betta; named Bartholomew, whom I’ve had for 1½ years now. I keep him in a 5½ gallon tank with a filter, heater set at 73 degrees, and an air pump with no added tank mates. The tank environment consists of two plastic [...]

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