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Old 04-09-2013, 03:03 PM   #1 
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Egg Bound or Morbidly Obese?

These are two of my girls one I had originally tried to breed and took out due to aggression towards the male the other successfully spawned. Both look extremely large. If they are eggbound is there anything I can do? Both girls are active.
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:06 PM   #2 
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Cass is almost permanently like this.
Is she pooping still? And if so, what does it look like?
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:23 PM   #3 
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You can fast her for several days and see if the belly shrinks, then decide if it is over-feeding or illness.

I found this with Dark Moon's site, the same person who wrote Disease 1 & 2 sticky:

This is swelling of the chest dropsy:
http://www.darkmoonbettas.com/DarkMo...the_Chest.html

This is dropsy:
http://www.darkmoonbettas.com/DarkMo...24_Dropsy.html
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:39 PM   #4 
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Looks like I was overfeeding which I dont really understand as I only feed them once a day but I fasted them yesterday and today one of my unnamed girls was floating due to swim bladder I thought I could save her but by the time I had the hospital tank set up she wasnt breathing any more : C My other undamed powder blue is hanging at the top of the tank but not floating I went ahead and used melafix just incase and since I fasted yesterday Imgoing to go pick up some frozen peas and take the skin off and feed it to them hopefully the fiber will help them pass all the food. I feel so bad all this is my fault.
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:47 PM   #5 
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Don't. Use. Frozen. Peas. It can back them up even more and even kill them. Treat with epsom salt at 2 tsps per gallon. You can consult the treatment guide on the forums here if you need confirmation. But peas are a horrible idea. If you look at her from above, are her scales sticking out at all? Is it possible to take a picture of her from above for us?
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:50 PM   #6 
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No her scales are not raised at all she is just sitting there. Will the salt react with the melafix I put into the tank?
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It shouldn't it just helps clear out their system. Garlic is also good for that too, so you can soak a pellet in liquid garlic for a few seconds and feed it to her when it's time to get her fed.
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:11 PM   #8 
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Im so confused I found shelly dead in my sorrority tank she was not bloated or acting sick this morning I think I have something running rampant in the tank! I found Shelly dead in the tank and he was not swollen at all yesterday. I have salt in the tank along with Melafix.
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:32 PM   #9 
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I've heard not to use anything with "fix" on the end,coats the labyrinth
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:38 PM   #10 
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Gotta use quarantine tanks when they're sick. Can't leave em with others. It could be spreading. Get them in separate tanks, treat with epsom salts and maracyn two, and keep up with water changes. Stuff spreads easily in the water and its understandable that your other fish caught it.
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