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Old 04-09-2009, 07:58 PM   #1 
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I think snowflake has SBD

So my new betta Snowflake has been up at the top doing little side rolls and weird movements all day yesterday. Today I found him lying in one of my plants, It looked as if he was stuck soI thought he had died, I reach in and try to gently dislodge him with the back end of my net and he takes off. He swam around a bit and then rested gently on the plant again. I did some research and it sounds like SBD. Which makes since since he he was eating all day, I was actually really happy when I got him to eat a pellet which was probably the worst thing he could do. So Im going to try to scare the poop out of him using a mirror like one site said. And as soon as my mom gets back with some peas Ill try that. Anything else I can do. I cant really lower the water because I have some other fish in there, and the filter wouldnt work.
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Old 04-09-2009, 08:05 PM   #2 
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You can try some frozen or freeze dried daphnia. It's more healthy for them than peas.
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Old 04-09-2009, 08:27 PM   #3 
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The LFS is closed though, should I wait until tommorow too try the Daphnia or should I just use the pea tonight. How long can betta survive with SBD, if I do give hima pea/daphnia how long does it take to clear him out.

Ohh and I tried that mirror trick to make him flare which makes him poo, it did make him flare but the poo was a no go.
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Old 04-09-2009, 08:32 PM   #4 
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He'll be fine until tomorrow. In the meantime, you could try the pea if he'll eat it. I have one that has chronic sbd and its not fatal. I also had one that was constipated and didn't eat for a week and he was fine. He finally went and he finally ate. lol
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:11 PM   #5 
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Just an update, I went to the local pet store, they didnt have any Daphnia so I couldnt try any. But i think itsfine anyways because I woke up this morning and Snowflake was swim around the tank, right side up, seemed pretty playful. I also bought some of those freeze dried blood worms, he ate like two little chunks of it pretty quickly, how much of that are you supposed to feed. Like I know once a week but how much once a week. And do you have to rehydrate it or something. Anyway snowflake appears to being doing well, and hopefully the dang petstore will get some female bettas in stock so I can get him a girliefreind.
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Old 04-10-2009, 09:38 PM   #6 
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I'd say one or two bloodworms are fine.It should be rehydrated to prevent digestive problems.
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Old 04-10-2009, 09:49 PM   #7 
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I'd say one or two bloodworms are fine.It should be rehydrated to prevent digestive problems.
do you just sink them in some water to rehydrate them?
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I use a little plastic cup with a little dechlorinated water in it. I put the bloodworms or whatever freeze dried food I'm feeding, into it and let it sit for a few minutes, then give it to them.
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