We have a little blue female that belongs to my mom. We bought her on 3-28-13 and she was fine for the first couple of days. Then she was fed a freeze dried bloodworm
and started the oops I'm on my side thing. I fasted her and got some frozen dafnia, did water changes and she seemed to be ok. She was fed a top fin betta pellet and oops back on her side. At this point I changed food brands to Omega One. She has been off and on side swimming since.
On Tuesday, 4-2-13, I started doing water changes with Epson. And finally my mail ordered heater came on the 6th (Saturday). I had a dog show this past weekend so I wasn't home to keep a close eye on her. She seemed great on Sunday, actually swimming normally so I fed her a little Omega pellet since she hadn't eaten anything but some dafnia in case she was constipated. Well that evening, oops on her side again!! The entire time she has been very active when she can be. I have a feeling I am not fasting her long enough.
She is in about a 1.5 gallon hospital tank with silk plants right now, heated to 80 degrees. API stress coat water conditioner and I slowly worked her up to 3tp per gallon of Epson Salt (on Monday), daily water changes the entire time. I have video of her from Sunday when she went all wonky again. This yo-yo thing is driving me nuts. But she seems to be in fine spirits otherwise.
She hates the camera as you can tell. So I only shot for so long and then put her back in her heated tank. Feel bad for stressing her out but I needed the footage.
And a poop picture from today that I removed from her tank.
She had dafnia on Monday. So do I keep up with the Epson salt and fast for a longer amount of time? I'm writing it all down on the calender so I know when I did what and her condition. She is still doing some side stuff today but is active when I come over and can swim to the bottom without being immediately sucked back up to the top by the swim bladder.
I'm sorry for such a long post!