tema röd, originally uploaded by miluhe. In the last Nippyfish Poll we asked our readers; which common betta illness has you stressed? The results are in and they are all over the board. 54% (13 Votes) Fin Rot 25% (6 Votes) Swim Bladder Disorder 12% (3 Votes) Parasites (Ich, Velvet, Etc.) 20% … Read more about Betta Fish Poll Results: Which Common Betta Illness has you Stressed?
Dropsy is not a disease itself, but rather a symptom of another problem. Dropsy is the term we use to describe the severe bloating or pinecone appearance our betta fish take on as a result of organ failure. It is generally believed by fish keepers that Dropsy can be caused by a variety of things … Read more about Symptoms of Dropsy in Betta Fish
Laverne’s color has also developed quite a bit., originally uploaded by Krista76. CM wrote I have a one year old red VT betta, Baron. He was such an active guy, great personality, flared nearly all night long (would only flare at night with the room lights off and his tank light on), and ate like … Read more about Internal Parasites and Swim Bladder Disorder in Betta Fish
Sick betta fish can be cured, much of the time, if you can figure out what is ailing your betta. Tiny white speckles, like sugar granules are probably a sign of Ich parasites while swollen body with puffed out scales is likely a signal your betta has Dropsy. Fins melting away? Fin rot is probably to … Read more about The 4 Most Common Signs of Illness in Betta Fish
Q: TA wrote, A few weeks ago my betta died from Dropsy (I think) and I want to get a new one. How do I sanitize my aquarium so that my new betta doesn’t pick up the germs? Is bleach safe to use in an aquarium? A: Bleach is one of the safest and most effective methods for sanitizing an aquarium … Read more about How to Disinfect (Sanitize) Your Aquarium with Bleach
pastel rainbow / un arcoiris color pastel, originally uploaded by Citlali257. Q: SL wrote, My beta Spooky most definitely has dropsy, but out of all the articles i’ve read on it, none have talked about other problems I’m having with him, which is making me to believe this is a really bad case. … Read more about Abdominal Bleeding in Betta with Dropsy
beauty in the bottle, originally uploaded by anzyAprico. Q: LM & SM wrote, What is your tank size? Dudley’s normal home is a 20 Gal Have you tested for ammonia- what were the results? Yes, I’m a bit of a fanatic here – I use the Mardel master kit strips at least twice a week. All … Read more about Betta Illness Develops After New Fish Arrive
Photo provided by original emailer. If abdominal bloating doesn’t subside after a few days of fasting, the diagnosis may turn to Dropsy. Q: AC wrote, I think i have a problem, for the last month my betta has been getting fatter and fatter. Until recently I thought it was just a bit of … Read more about Dropsy: Ruling Out Constipation