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
HM Red M – Sarawut, originally uploaded by Daniella Vereeken. Q: A wrote, After many days of guessing and hair-pulling, I think I finally figured out what’s been wrong with my little guy. I’m pretty sure he has velvet. I checked for velvet already, last week, but I didn’t see anything. And then, … Read more about Is CopperSafe Safe? – Treating Velvet Disease Safely
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
Jack White, originally uploaded by Tiara Damage. Q: NR wrote, Can bettas regrow their fins? A: Yes, bettas will regrow their fin tissue once it has been lost due to fin rot, physical injury, or tail biting. When the new fin tissue begins to grow it is often clear resembling Saran Wrap and very … Read more about Can Betta Fish Regrow their Fins?
Daffodil, originally uploaded by hypnotic_mist. EP Wrote, Hi Christie! First off, thanks so much for taking the time to read this, it’s a big help! I bought a betta last Friday, (Davey Jones) and I find he’s been acting strange ever since I got him home. Granted, I do know each individual fish … Read more about New Betta Fish Isn’t Very Active
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
betta femmina, originally uploaded by altiebassi. Q: CSM wrote, Hey there, I was wondering if I could trouble you with a quick question. Three days ago I purchased a betta. At the time, he appeared to be in good health, and when i brought him home, he swam in his new tank and ate all of his … Read more about Common Diseases Bettas Bring Home from the Fish Store – Velvet Disease