Pictures of Betta Fish to Identify a Betta Illness
If you are looking for pictures of betta fish to identify a betta illness, than you are in the right place. Below is an illustrated list of the nine most common ailments that your rumble fish is susceptible to.
In addition to describing the symptoms of each disease and providing a picture of that ailment, you are given the most effective treatment for each illness.
- Fungal Infection: Your betta has pale patches on his body and head. This can be treated quite easily. You'll see this illustrated in the pictures of betta fish above
- Tail Rot / Fin Rot: This is possibly the most common of the rumble fish diseases. The fins and tail get continually shorter and is easily noticed from the pictures of betta fish. This is almost always caused by dirty water. Cleaning the tank and treating the betta fish will alleviate the problem. Remember to never over feed your betta fish as this is often the cause of the dirty water. Also, keep an eye on your rumble fish. When this illness is detected early, it is not fatal.
- Betta Ick: Betta ick is a parasite. It is diagnosed by the appearance of white dots all over your betta fish. This can be treated with Aquarisol. We also recommend that you change the water in the tank and give the aquarium a good cleaning before you put your fighting fish back in its home.
- Betta Velvet: Betta velvet is another parasite. In this case, the result is your rumble fish looking like it has been sprayed with gold dust. This can be treated with Bettazing. Again, we also recommend that you change the water in the tank and give the aquarium a good cleaning before you put your betta fish back in its home.
- Betta Popeye: Betta popeye is a bacterial infection. It is easy to detect from the pictures of betta fish as your betta will have a bulging eye. Like most of the most common betta diseases, it’s usually caused by dirty water in the tank. It can be treated with ampicillin and again, make sure to clean the tank regularly.
- Betta Dropsy: This is the most serious of betta fish diseases and can be fatal. Betta fish dropsy is believed to be caused by feeding live food to your fighting fish. We recommend that you stick to Nutrafin betta max foods. These foods have been designed specifically for domesticated betta fish. Again, keep the water clean and hopefully your betta will recover.
- Betta Parasites: This is also usually caused by feeding live food to your betta. Remember that most of the live food that you find contains an internal parasite that you’ll be in effect feeding to your previously healthy fighting fish. We recommend that you stick to Nutrafin betta max foods. These foods have been designed specifically for domesticated rumble fish. Again, keep the water clean and hopefully your betta will recover.
- Betta fish swim bladder disorder: This is caused by over feeding your betta fish. Remember to only feed your betta what he can eat in 30 seconds to a minute. This is way less than you would think.
- Betta Inflamed Gills: This can be caused by toxins in the water of your tank. It is also possible that your betta may have been born with a defective gill. You’ll diagnose this by noticing that his gills do not close all the way. This will make his breathing difficult and strained. The best treatment is cleaning the tank water and giving your fighting fish ampicillin.
Using pictures of betta fish to identify a betta illness is definitely the easiest way to make sure that you are on the right track when you go to treat the betta fish disease. This will also save you from spending outrageous amounts of money by bringing your betta to the vet.
If you have any questions about treatment options, please feel free to contact us via email or using our toll free number at the top of the page. Our experts are always ready to help you and your betta.
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There are a lot of tips I could give you to diagnose betta fish diseases. However, the best method of prevention is to make sure that your betta is swimming in healthy conditions. Do a full tank change every week and ladle out 500 ml of water every few days and replace it with bottled water (free of chlorine). This little bit of tank maintenance will read more
I used to have sick bettas all the time. I finally realized that what you say about changing the water is true. Since I started changing water every week and doing partial changes with bottled water, my betta has never been happier or healthier.
Linda, Manchester England