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 »

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 Constipation



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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 »

Dropsy



Betta Fish Dropsy

Does your Betta Fish have Dropsy?   There are many symptoms to describe what Dropsy is and how it looks. Oddly enough Dropsy is actually a symptom in itself. This makes treatment incredibly difficult because there are multiple diseases that can lead to this very unfortunate side effect. Be sure to rule out constipation before […] Read more »

Septicemia



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What is Septicemia?   Septicemia, also known as Sepsis, is a bacterial infection in the bloodstream. This can occur in betta fish through the consumption of tainted food but more commonly by a wound becoming infected due to poor water quality. Be sure to always keep up with water changes to keep water free of […] 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 »