Treating Betta Diseases

Guide to curing bettas with diseases

  1. nedaa
    nedaa
    5/5,
    I have a betta fish, i bought it 4 month ago, it was not eating in the last couple of days. And now it is at the bottom of the tank, and refuse to eat. I red about betta diseases, i think mine have fungal infection. I bought a medication from pet store. After consulting the specialist of course, but my Betta is still sick. So please help. What should i do. I love my fish.
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      Author's Response
      Thanks for the review, but please make your own thread in the Freshwater Fish Disease subforum. There you will be able to get advice from all the best betta keepers.
  2. Bettas&Bubbles
    Bettas&Bubbles
    3/5,
    Some decent info, but lots of falsities. Firstly, columnaris is not a fungal infection - it is bacterial. And can be very dangerous. As for bloating, if it’s a mild case where a fish is not displaying dropsy, Epsom salt seems extreme. There are much better alternatives for a simple case of bloat.
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      Author's Response
      Thanks, I actually wrote these a while back and didn't know as much information as I currently do, and I have been planning on making a rewrite of all my previous articles. Thanks for the review!
  3. OneLittleBubble
    OneLittleBubble
    3/5,
    Nice info, but some parts are mistaken; like "dropsy is a fatal disease". Dropsy is not a disease, dropsy is a symptom caused by many things and is usually not curable for it means kidney failure most of the time. Overall this is a good article for beginners that are getting into the hobby. Good job.
  4. CanadianFishFan
    CanadianFishFan
    3/5,
    Good info but some parts missing. Hopefully this helps others out there!
  5. DutchAquarium
    DutchAquarium
    3/5,
    Overall, again a good basic explanation of various betta diseases. However, their are some minor problems. Firstly, popeye isn't a disease but actually a secondary infection similar to dropsy. I would of also of like to here what each of these infections are. A disease name and then matched to a bottel isn't understanding what your fighting or what the fish is going through. For example, mentioning that columnaris is a gram negative infection. this is going to help people know what their looking for instead of just a bottel with a disease name on it. I also wrote a response about salt usage in your other article. To some it up, 50 years ago, salt was the only thing to treat fish with. Now, we know that salt is a myth and rather harmful to your fish and especially too bettas even though many people still use it.
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      Author's Response
      Again, thanks for the review. I would like to mention that I only included Popeye because it is an illness, and I did mention that it was an infection. I titled the article Betta Diseases because more of the categories were diseases, not infections. Thanks again.








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