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Betta Fish Diseases | Top 4 Betta fish symptoms and treatment for diseases
Betta splendens with a severe infestation of Oodinium parasites (Velvet disease).
This is a short guide to identifying common Betta fish diseases which if left unattended and treated will lead to Betta fish loss. And your Betta fish will unnecessarily suffer as one of these diseases progresses. The top four Betta fish diseases are fungus, popeye, dropsy and velvet. The first three diseases are obvious to spot based on their characteristics and the areas they affect. The last Betta fish disease velvet is a like bit trickier to catch because it requires good lighting while first three are obvious. It’s just a matter of learning what to look for correctly and to respond to it accordingly with the proper medication for Betta fish. There are two schools of thought when treating fish diseases which is a conservative treatment for example to use aquarium salts or to use aquarium pharmaceuticals or tropical fish medication designed for a particular disease.
Betta fish symptoms and treatment for diseases
Betta fish fungus
Symptons: True fungal infections are responsible for Bettas to act lethargic, show pale colors stop eating and display white cotton like patches or growths on their head or body.
Antibacterial medication made especially for bettas. Use whenever your betta exhibits signs of bacterial or fungal disease, such as red ulcers, frayed or torn fins, slimy patches, or cottony growths. Also helps heal open wounds and tissue damaged by handling, netting or fighting.
- Antibacterial medication made especially for Bettas
- Use whenever your Betta exhibits signs of bacterial or fungal disease
- Warning signs: red ulcers, frayed or torn fins, slimy patches, or cottony growths
- Helps heal open wounds and tissue damaged by handling, netting or fighting
- 1.7 oz. bottle
Betta fish dropsy
Symptoms: Dropsy infections will cause Betta fish to appear bloated in their abdomen with raised scales. The scales are flared to the point they appear like pine cones. But if this is the case the disease has progressed quiet far. Early signs of this disease include swollen eyes, clamped finnage, lethargic behavior and gray coloration on the belly area. Dropsy can be cured when caught early.
Treatment: Fungus Guard by Tetra
Fungus guard tablets.
- Clears Fungus and Bacteria Fast
- Fungus guard treats a variety of fungus and beteria-related conditions
- Treats fungus, tail, fin or mouth rot, hemorrhagic septicemia, clamped fins, and dropsy
Betta fish popeye
Symptoms: Popeye infections will appear in either one or both eyes of your Betta fish. Additionally popeye disease may be a symptom of a Dropsy infection.
Treatment: Fungus Clear fizz tabs by Jungle
Safely clears fungus and bacteria-related conditions fast. No need to raise the water temperature.
- Clears Fungus and Bacteria Fast
- Clears open red sores, pop eye, and swim bladder issues
- Also protects against secondary infections
Betta fish velvet
Symptoms: Velvet infections are a bit challenging to spot based on appearance. Essentially the Betta fish will appear to be dusted in a fine gold or rust colored dust which can be found by shinning a good flashlight on the side of the Betta in question. At this point the infection is established but other signs include clamped finnage, loss of eating, loss of coloration and be lethargic; however, Bettas will act peculiar and either rubbing or darting in the tank. Note velvet disease is very contagious.
A combination of two powerful medications which have been scientifically proven effective in the control of external parasites such as ich, costia, trichodina, chilodenella. Does not interfere with biological filtration.
- Kordon rid ich 16oz
- A combination of two powerful medications
- It has been scientifically proven effective in the control of external parasites