Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Betta Fish Blues--Help!

Marina was given our betta fish, Felix, for Christmas by her Ghee & Papa. She loves him and takes comfort that he "sleeps" in her room with her at night. I just found that he is ill and has a large hole in the side of his head! The picture is terrible, but you can make out the white spot on the side of his face. He is the only living thing in his tank, besides a water lily sprouting. We feed him flakes and dried worms, what is commonly recommended for bettas. Does anyone have any advice on what to do with this little guy? Marina will be heartbroken if he doesn't make it. This is our first attempt at fish, so any ideas would be helpful. Thanks!

1 comment:

Vic said...

We have several bettas that have been alive for almost two years, so we must be doing something mostly right.
Never seen a hole in the head, but one betta did get in accidentally with another and rip most of the tail of the other. We used "Betta Fix" - they're drops for the water that helped him heal. Worth checking out. (Bought them at PetSmart) Hope your betta is hanging in there!