What are Common Betta Fish Diseases?

Betta fish are vulnerable to diseases. The list of a few of them is as follows along with their cause, symptoms, and treatment.

Fin Rot

  • Cause:
  • Dirty water is the cause of fin rot disease.
  • Symptom
  • Shortening of a tail, often it may dissolve or falls apart
  • Clumping of fins
  • Change in color of fins
  • Treatment
  • 100% water change
  • API FIN & BODY CURE Freshwater Fish Powder Medication 10-Count Box (Ampicillin)
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API Betta (Tetracycline)

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Ick

  • Cause
  • Frozen live food is the cause of this disease as they often have bacteria and parasites.
  • Symptoms
  • White dots appearing on head, eyes or body.
  • Stopped eating
  • Scratching on pant, tank or gravel even.
  • Treatment
  • API Super Ick
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  • API AQUARIUM SALT Freshwater Aquarium Salt
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Dropsy

  • Cause
  • Cause of this disease is feeding the live food to the fish.
  • Symptom
  • Bulging eyes
  • Bloated belly
  • String-like feces
  • Swollen body
  • Raised scales
  • Treatment
  • No known treatment of this disease yet.

Eye Cloud

  • Cause
  • Unconditioned and dirty water
  • Symptom
  • White film appear on the eye
  • Treatment
  • API FIN & BODY CURE Freshwater Fish Powder Medication 10-Count Box (Melafix)
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Constipation

  • Cause
  • Overfeeding dry foods
  • Symptom
  • Lethargy
  • Swollen stomach
  • Inability to poop
  • Disinterest in food
  • Treatment
  • Feed your fish a few cooked peas
  • HIKARI Bio-Pure Freeze Dried Daphnia for Pets (Daphnia)
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Fish Lice

  • Cause
  • Caused by crustacean parasite that feeds and lays an egg on betta fish
  • Symptom
  • Parasites attached to the skin or fins
  • Wounds
  • Ulcers
  • Treatment
  • MercuroChrome Antiseptic 1oz Prevent infection in cuts, scrapes and burns QTY-3 (Mercurochrome)
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Tuberculosis

  • Cause
  • It is caused by bacteria that attack inner organs and often cause immediate death.
  • Symptom
  • Raised scales,
  • Deteriorating fins and scales
  • Signs of weight loss
  • Rotten body and fins
  • Red patches in the belly
  • Gray lesion
  • Treatment
  • There is no cure for this disease.

Mouth Fungus

  • Cause
  • Saprolegnia bacteria
  • Poor diet
  • Unclean or dirty water
  • stress
  • Symptom
  • Cotton-like growth around the bettas’ mouth
  • White spots along the mouth and fins
  • Treatment
  • Regular Water Change
  • Aquarium salt
  • Seachem Cupramine Copper 250ml (Active copper)
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