Two betta in two days. RIP Toothless. - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-28-2010, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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Two betta in two days. RIP Toothless.

I don't understand. My water parameters are perfect, always have been. I've got a well planted tank, all growing nicely. Just tested the water, 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites, 0 nitrates (just did a water change yesterday)

He's been severely bloated for the past month and a half or so. He ate half of a huge algae wafer and it hasn't passed. I've tried everything. Epsom salt baths (too many to count), daphnia, and even pea. What else could I have done? It wasn't dropsy, I know that. I was stupid and fed him about half of a freeze-dried bloodworm last night, could that have pushed him over the edge? Poor buddy. His tail was growing in so nicely.

I don't like having an empty tank. I took out the divider after Roscoe died (he was old, I could tell he was gonna go soon) and Toothless enjoyed the whole 10 gallons to himself. He explored, chased a few shrimp.

What could have gone wrong? Can fish die from bloat? Or maybe I starved him. He was only getting maybe a pellet a day, since his body was already like a balloon.

I feel like such a horrible fish owner. Why would two of my fish die within a day of eachother? Coincidence?

RIP my little buddy <3

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-28-2010, 03:04 PM
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I'm so sorry about Toothless and Roscoe! Maybe it was a parasite, rather then bloating from overeating? I'm not familiar with them, just throwing out ideas. Again, sorry you lost your boys. :(

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-28-2010, 03:16 PM
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I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm sure you didn't starve him. I feed Ares only one flake a day, since he has bloating problems too. RIP Toothless and Roscoe.

CT - Ares :)
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-28-2010, 11:14 PM
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I'm so sorry for your losses!
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