Columnaris (Cotton Wool Disease, Flex, Flexibacter)



Betta Columnaris

What is Columnaris? Columnaris disease is caused by Flexibacter Columnaris bacteria. It has many nick names including cotton wool disease, cotton mouth, flex or mouth fungus. It is a disease that is often mistaken for a fungal infection due to lesions that have a mold-like appearance. Infection occurs in  fish that have been stressed out […] Read more »

Betta Constipation



red male betta

Betta constipation is typically the result of poor feeding habits. There’s a good chance that your betta has been overfed. It can be difficult to know how much to feed to your betta fish. One main issue is the rumor floating around that a beta should be allowed to eat as much as he/she can […] Read more »

Betta Tuberculosis



Betta Fish Tuberculosis

What is Betta Tuberculosis? To many it can come as a surprise to hear tuberculosis come up in the world of betta fish. When you take a look at their anatomy, however, it starts to make sense. Tuberculosis is primarily an infection of the lungs. Since betta fish have the labyrinth organ, which acts as […] Read more »