Betta Disease Guide

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I know it can be frustrating to have an injured or sick betta fish and have to sift through many articles trying to figure out a correct diagnosis. I have made this organized, easy-to-read chart so you can quickly diagnose and treat your betta splenden. All ailments are linked up with a more detailed article […] Read more »

Betta Body Rot

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Body Rot is easily confused with Fin Rot because they share similar names.   The fact of the matter is they are quite different. Fin rot is caused by a bacteria called “Pseudomonas” and is an external primary disease caused by stress and poor water conditions. Body rot is caused by a bacteria called “Aeromonas” […] Read more »

Aging Betta Fish

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It is difficult to know when exactly your betta will begin to exhibit signs of old age. This is mostly due to pet stores not knowing when their stock has been born. Bettas do not reach shelf spots until they are exhibiting colors which is around 6 months. Many pet stores sell bettas that are […] Read more »

Lymphocystis

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A virus that is very uncommon, but has a high rate of infection. It is not caused by the usual pathogens and organisms that come and go in your tank. It is introduced from an outside source. Infected fish and even infected tank decorations and gravel can cause an outbreak in your tank. Even though […] Read more »

Betta Fin Rot

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Those who are new to owning betta fish or fish-keeping in general often make the mistake of treating fin rot as a fungal infection.   This makes sense due to the brown filmy appearance you often see associated with this disease. However, fin rot is actually a type of bacterial infection (pseudomonas). Along with fin […] Read more »

Betta Parasite Overview

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There are many types of fish parasites out there. This article will help you identify each one and learn the various proper treatments.   First to know there are 3 types of parasites that can infect fish. They are crustacean, worms, and protozoa. Though some of the following conditions are rare, especially in betta fish, […] Read more »

Betta Fungus Infection

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Saprolegnia;   Also referred to as “water mold” is a secondary infection caused by fungus. This fungus is in every tank and typically feeds off of fish waste and uneaten food. This explains why you will not have to fear for this infection unless there is a prior problem to your betta’s health. In very […] Read more »

Betta Anchor Worms

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Lernaea;   Also known as “Anchor Worms” get their nick name due to their anchor shaped head. They are a parasitic crustacean that swims freely throughout the water. Eventually they latch on to a host(your betta) and will burrow their way down into your betta’s flesh. When the anchor worms burrow too far it becomes […] Read more »

Betta First Aid Kit

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Betta fish are not as hardy as you may think.   They become easily stressed due to changes in the water levels, temperature, and exposure to tainted foods and new tank mates. Prevention is the absolute best way to keep a healthy betta fish. However, sometimes close attention and care is not 100% effective. At […] Read more »

Betta Fish Flukes

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Flukes or “Trematodes” are small flat worms about 1mm in size. There are many different types of this parasite but they all share the same symptoms and are treated in the same way. It is a little more dangerous because not only can the body become infected but the gills can as well making it […] Read more »