Preventing Betta Fish Diseases - Petcha

Betta Fish Diseases Chart - Fin Rot, Dropsy, Popeye
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If you notice that your betta has small white spots on their body, head and fins almost as if sugar or salt has been sprinkled on them. As with many other diseases associated with betta fish another symptom for IHC is lethargy, lack of appetite and clumpy fins. It may also seem as if your betta is trying to scratch up against surfaces such as plants and rocks. This is easily treated and if done so promptly your bettas can recover.
Want your betta fish to enjoy a long and healthy life? Then make sure to steer clear of betta fish diseases. Reason being they can be killers.
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If caught in its early phases, betta Velvet is easy to cure. It’s always a good idea to keep a look out for it. The longer Velvet goes without being treated, the more harmful and stressful it will be for your betta. If it goes untreated for too long the betta may die, but for this to happen the fish would need to be living in poor conditions and you would need to neglect the disease for a long time. There are a number of common Betta fish diseases. Find out how to keep them healthy, identify illness and what you can do to treat them.
Photo provided by FlickrSince the disease is contagious to other fish, you have to separate your sick betta and treat them in a separate tank.
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This is one of the most contagious and fatal that may affect your fish. There is currently no known treatment for IPN; in all likelihood, the fish will die of the disease but, resilient as they are, some might survive. Surviving fish should ideally recover within one or two weeks. If any of your bettas are affected by this, and quarantining the affected betta will stop the infection from spreading to your other pets. Unfortunately, that’s about all you can do as a pet owner. This is a stress-related disease that is caused by a type of iridovirus. High levels of stress may cause this condition, the symptom of which is the appearance of strawberry-like swellings on the fish’s body.

Fortunately, when stress levels are reduced, the condition has been known to go away, and the disease is rarely fatal to bettas. Avoiding is probably the best preventive measure for lymphocystis because these fish are usually shipped as stock, causing the stress in the first place. Again, probably the only cure for this viral infection is . The symptoms of this disease resemble lymphocystis, but become more acute over time, resulting in the body of the fish bloating (because the disease affects the kidneys), and the eyes starting to protrude (also known as “pop-eye”). There are studies that show that this type of infection progresses at its most rapid rate in water that is between 10 and 12 degrees Celsius, so maintaining the water temperature at a much higher level should ideally prevent the spread of this pathogen. In colder climates this is a challenge, so an aquarium should be installed to ensure that it doesn’t become cold enough for the virus to start infecting your bettas. In addition to helping deal with viral infection, warmer temperatures can also prevent the onset of protozoan diseases. Several other types of viral and can affect betta fish, but knowing how to prevent and deal with these three conditions will ensure that you are aware of possible dangers. Trial and error are often the best ways to arrive at a good solution in terms of changing routines and even the optimal number of fish to keep in an aquarium of a particular size; however, if you know the basics then the trial and error method won’t lead to losing fish in the process of learning how to take care of them. The better educated you are about common infectious diseases, the better for your bettas.Though one of the most popular ofaquarium species, likely second only to the goldfish, Betta splendensare to an enormous majority short-lived... killed off in captivity waybefore their time... largely from improper environment... to a lesserextent from improper nutrition/feeding... and next? From mis-medicationby well-meaning aquarists. Actual deaths from pathogenic disease(bacteria, fungus, parasites) are in the very small minority of actualsources of mortality of Bettas. How can you keep your fish free of Betta diseases? The answer is simpler than you may think. You can keep your Betta from getting sick by maintaining a healthy tank environment. Watch this video for tips on how to do that and prevent Betta diseases from affecting your pet fish! For more tips, get instant access to our famous !