What do you do if your betta fish is losing his slime coat?
no. the oils in your hands are bad for there slime coat
The slime-coat on a fish is called the mucoprotein coating which is like a longer way of saying mucus coating.
Answer It helps them swim easier. The slime coat of fish are the first and best defense against parasitic infections. Parasites such as ich and velvet have trouble attaching to the host fish through the slime coat.
The slime coat is a protective casing that helps the fish avoid injury and infection.
mucus? Doesn't ring a bell. Fish generally have what is called a "slime coat", which protects them in the same way our body oils protect us.
Most fish have a slime coat around their body for easy swimming. If the slime coat comes off, the fish usually dies. Fish shoudl never be touched too much. A little comes off everytime it is touched.
A safe way to catch a betta fish to clean its bowl is with a small fish net. A fish net removes some of the fishes natural protective body slime but as long as it is healthy the coating will quickly grow back.
Because when a Algae Eater becomes fully grown it likes to eat the slime coat off the other fish. ( NOT all Algae eaters though) for example the Chinese Algae Eater WILL eat the slime coat off the other fish when it is fully grown.
it is either dying of deadly fungi or just getting old
as long you can handle the fish safely as long as your hands are clean and really wet. If you touch the fish with dry hands then you risk damaging the fish's slime coat. Goldfish can be very friendly fish and some learn to enjoy being petted or having their belly rubbed. If you really want to protect the fish while you handle it, rub some "Stress Coat" "Stress Zyme" or other slime coat protector… Read More
They look all gooey ang have a wierd coat around them
If the fish is a pet and not food for a pet then its best not to pick them up with anything but a net. Fish have a slime coat that protects their scales. Touching them with your hands can remove this coat and cant harm your fish. It will most likely give your fish a harsh burning sensation
A little bit of sunlight every week is good for a Betta. Do NOT leave your Betta in the sun! It will heat up the tank and could kill him. It will also bleach his coat and he will look sickly for the next few days.
The signs of a healthy Betta fish are bright colors, no torn fins, good appetite, very active and it occasionally sleeping. Signs of a un-healthy Betta are torn fins, loss of appetite, losing color,less active very sleepy, and sometimes white eyes. Things that cause this are disease from new fish or dirty tanks, crowded tanks, or other fish.
A betta fish tatto would be a tattoo of a betta fish.
Of course it's normal. Fish are not toys. They are living creatures who do not like to be picked up and if you insist on doing it you can expect the fish to die fairly soon from stress if not from other infections. Handling a fish damages its protective coating of slime. The next thing that happens after the slime coat is damaged is the fish gets a fungal infection and then it dies.
you cant put men betta fish with another betta fish cause they will fight till they die so no mabe girl betta fish if they like the men betta fish put not men betta fish only girl good luck
Betta fish - Siamese fighter fish are not salt waters fish. But there is another breed of Betta which is called a marine betta and they are salt water fish.
Not other betta fish because they are aggressive and will hurt the other betta fish. Dont put smaller fish in with the betta fish because they will eat the smaller fish
Betta fish fight will all fish. Even their own kind. If a betta has babies there is a good chance that they will eat the younglings. Betta babies are not born in the egg. They come right out as very small fish. Do NOT mix betta with betta or any fish.
Betta fish are typically best as a solitary fish due to the fact that they will show aggression to another betta in the same tank
Betta fish primarily cant live wioth other fish because the betta fish will kill the other fish. The only fish that a betta fish can live with is a non-colorful fish like tetras. Contact your petstore before you put another fish in with your betta fish.
other Betta fish and the bigger fish.
Betta fish do not eat fish.
A betta is a fish of the species Betta, especially Betta splendens, commonly known as the Siamese fighting fish.
Betta fish are fresh water fish. Most tropical fish are saltwater fish. Betta fish also only get along with a few fish.
Male betta Fish are the aggressive ones. Although it is nearly impossible to find out the difference between female and male betta Fish. If you put in another fish in a male betta Fish tank, the betta Fish will most likely kill the other fish. Unless the fish is female.
A second betta fish.
No betta fish are carnivores.
Well, if you love your Betta fish, then it should live by itself. But if you add another Betta to your current Betta fish's tank, then they will start a fight because Betta Fish are Siamese fighting fish and if one Betta is in contact of another Betta, the possible reason would be a fight between them two.
No, betta fish will fight to the death. Some mate then fight to the death.
No. Betta fish will attack each other no matter the sex.
YES! Betta fish are very aggresive. If you put another fish tank in front of the tank holding the betta fish, the betta will flare. So i wouldn't try putting the betta in the goldfish tank.
Male Bettas can live with female Betta fish except when they have laid eggs. Male Betta fish should not be placed in the same aquarium as another male Betta.
Betta fish do not eat other fish.
It doesn't matter in which order you put in the chemicals. One is primarily for removing chlorine and providing a slime coat, while the other is building up your "good" bacteria.
I believe you mean the fishes mucoprotective slime coat. It is there to protect the fish from things (bugs/chemicals/etc etc) in the water that may damage it.
NO!!!!! They should not eat betta fish...but if your cat has then call a vet, and don't get anymore betta Fish!
Yes. Betta fish will work with other fish, if the betta is 'nice' and well fed.
The color of the Betta fish.
Sure we have betta fish in cuba
You dont exercise a betta fish
The Betta fish want to kill eachother. That's what all Betta fish want to do, that's a natural thing.
Betta fish change color by there environment and the types of food that you feed it. If your Betta fish is loosing color that means that your Betta is sick.
Most fish get along well. However, do NOT mix betta fish with other fish. Not even another betta. You have to have a permit to have to betta fish in the same tank with eachother. Betta fish are only mixed to mate. Bettas are not born in the egg. They come out as a very small fish. After the betta babies have come out, all of the fish are seperated. Even the parents, if the… Read More
Yes. Betta Fish do change their coloer every now and then. Or if you have a male, he will change his coloer if hes chaseing a female Betta Fish. Or if he sees another male Betta Fish.
becuse thay bite other fish
Betta fish get in fights with fish with colorful fins and bodies. If your betta gets in a fight while your away,the weaker fish may die. But if you see your betta fight with another fish you should try to split the two fish apart [or all the fish that are fighting].
it is living in the water that is not the right temperature or it might be dying if its a female 90% it might be giving birth.
betta fish are fightinh fish, so NO! yes clownfish loves Japanese fighting fish (betta fish) Clownfish are saltwater and bettas are freshwater...you figure it out.