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 »

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 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 »