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    Betta has one red eye

    No the eye is not cloudy. It is slightly bloody looking at the edge, only along the top portion. I can only notice it when looking from straight above him. Looking straight on his eyes look fine. His behavior is normal and energy levels are great. And no, I cannot see any other external symptoms.
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    Question Questions about feeding vegetables

    My guess would be that fish that eat seaweed would be more accepting of vegetables. I would not feed vegetables to carniverous fish. Also sugar doesnt appear in a fish’s diet as far as Im aware. In fact I think sugar can be quite toxic to fish. I would never feed fruit to a fish.
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    Question What Is The Forums Thoughts On Melafix For Fin Rot?

    I found low doses of seachem stress guard or paraguard to work wonders for fin rot. I was able to cure fin rot using paraguard by slowly working up the dose (1/4 first day, 1/2 second day, 3/4 dose for 4 more days) and this cured a stubborn case of paraguard for my betta fish. However I think...
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    Betta has one red eye

    Hello all, My betta fish has had an eye that is slightly red and the tiniest bit inflamed. It has been like this for about a week or two now. His health seems perfect besides this. My ammonia was around 0.25 for a few weeks despite doing daily 10% water changes. I was using prime the whole...
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    Help Betta Fish With Clamped Fins And Lethargic

    Tank conditions such as ammonia levels, nitrite levels, nitrate levels, pH and temperature are required. Also what is the tank size? I would say at the very minimum 5 gallons is required for 2 fish. Just because the other one is okay, maybe the young fish is more sensitive. Definitely measure...
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    Fish Twitched When Adding Paraguard

    Thank you so much for the kind words. I have been having such a hard time with this. I have come to the point of crying a few times because it feels like fighting an uphill battle. I just started my PhD degree and I have been spending hours every day trying to keep everything ideal for Rex. It...
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    Fish Twitched When Adding Paraguard

    Here are the best pictures I could get. The gold is most prominent at the bottom. This is actually where his fin rot initially was. Also in the pic where he is showing his top fin, the discoloration along the edge is also gold. I know he is very skinny ☹️ He was like this when I bought him and...
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    Fish Twitched When Adding Paraguard

    So basically I have been treating my betta fish with paraguard for the past 9 days. Initially he was very lethargic, scratching against the gravel and had some fin rot. He immediately bounced back after I started treatment with paraguard. He has way better energy, is no longer scratching and I...
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    Tap Water Ph Drastically Changed

    My tap water pH has been 6.6 since Ive had my fish. Today it is reading 8.0. I called my water district and it is supposed to be 8.0 apparently. I read smart water has a pH of about 6.8. Is it okay if I use smart water for water changes? It is supposed to have electrolytes such as potassium...
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    Betta Fish Illness (please Help)

    Maybe I am wrong, but aquarium salt may be harmful to a fish missing scales? I know that scaleless fish do worse with salt. Can anyone possibly confirm?
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    Malachite Green Good For 24 Hours?

    My gf bubbly betta posted about my fish recently. So basically I noticed he had gold powder on him. His top fin was clamped and he was scratching a lot and very lethargic. I added 50% of the recommended dose of malachite green (15 drops in 3.5 gallons) last night. I didnt want to shock him as...
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    Fin Rot Progressing After Stopping Salt And Betafix

    Hello all, So basically I bought a betta about 12 days ago with fin rot. I was treating with half dose of aquarium salt, half dose betta fix and low dose methylene blue for 7 days. This seemed to halt the decay. But now I seem it coming back. His fins are looking jagged at the end where they...
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    Could This Be Ich?

    Thank you all! Thats a huge relief. I really appreciate the help
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    Could This Be Ich?

    I noticed a tiny white spot on the top of my betta today. I don’t know if it is ich or not. While it looks like it I am hopeful it is not for several reasons. I have been doing daily 25% water changes until my tank cycles. My tank still has traces of methylene blue in it. From my calculations...




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