(Closed) Feel like a dork for this, but I’m really sad my fish is sick.

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

ummmmm…… how did you know it was sick? (please dont take it the wrong way)

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Aww, I’m sorry your fish is sick.  My mom has had Betas and they really have a lot of personality for a fish!  (hugs)

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@abirdword:  I know I feel bad for fish-they dont live very long! I’m sorry:((

@soon2bnixon:  haha true….I usually don’t “know” unti they’re floating at the top

Post # 6
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Helper bee

Sorry about your fish!! Whats wrong with him? Definitely look into beta help forums about sick Betas.. there is alot of good advice out there!

I too hate when my fish are sick… just laying there 🙁

anyway, good luck!! be sure to look up whats wrong with him to see if theres anything you can do! 

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

D’aw.  Poor fishy.  🙁

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Pet stores sell betta specific medicine. I know Petco has it. You can also try to do a partial water change in the tank incase there is just a build up of ammonia that is stressing him out. If you think he is sick because he’s not eating, try getting frozen bloodworms and thawing a little piece out and given that to him. Bettas love them and they are also easily found at the pet store.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper

Aw, honey!  I totally know how you feel and it’s NOT silly and it’s NOT “just a fish”.  He’s your fish and that makes him special!  I’m really sorry your fish is sick.  🙁

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

That stuff is easily fixed!! First, check the ph, and make changes accordingly. We have the same slime on our black knife fish, and we go the ick tablets, and corrected the ph, and it went away and now he is happy again!

Post # 12
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Helper bee

yep – all of that is easily fixed! forgot the name of the meds you need but just go to the pet store and tell them! they will know.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m sad your fish is sick too.  I had a saltwater aquarium for a while and would get teary every.singe.time I had a fish get sick or die.  It was awful.  

Thankfully dogs have a much longer lifespan, lol. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Definitely check the PH and pick up the medicine at the pet store.  Sounds like Ich to me, but I’m no expert.  They should be able to help you more at the pet store.

If all else fails, you can humanely euthanize a fish at home: Humanely Euthanize a Fish.  Hopefully you won’t need this, but it’s good to bookmark for future reference, if it’s ever needed.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Mother of the Bride's residence

I had fish when I was a kid and I always felt terrible when they were sick or acting weird. It’s almost different than a cat or dog or something like that because they really, really can’t do anything to tell you what’s wrong and you can’t really take ’em into the vet. It bugged me when nobody had sympathy for when my fish died, so, I don’t think it’s silly at all!

I’m seconding everyone’s suggestions to hit up a pet store.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I hope he’s OK. I totally get being upset. I have had a few fish live what I consider to be a long time (like 6 years) and you get attached.

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