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Old 04-29-2013, 04:02 AM   #1 
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Location: Northern California
Fish may have Dropsy & Jungle Anti-Parasite discontinued?

Iím worried my guy has dropsy & I canít find Jungle Anti-Parasite pellets anywhere. Supposedly itís been discontinued?! What can I use as a substitute?
Iíve had a lot to deal with (completely torn ankle ligament, term papers, finals, etc) & I forgot to change the water til this (Sunday) morning. I always change it every Sat, so they had to go 2 weeks without a water change. I completely panicked when I saw him bloated & realized I forgot, so I didnít get water parameters unfortunately, so the ones below are after the water change. Heís acting totally normal & the other guy in his tank is fine, but the bloat just isnít going away. Thankfully, he is definitely not pineconing! I live in a rural area, so Iím pretty sure Iíll have to order it. I want to get it as soon as possible in case itís needed. I'm going to feel awful if he dies, it's all my fault!
What size is your tank? 10 gal, divided in 1/2
What temperature is your tank? 78
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? 1 other betta

What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Omega 1
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3 pellets twice daily, fast Sunday

How often do you perform a water change? Weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 15
pH: 7.6
Hardness: N/A
Alkalinity: N/A

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Heís super bloated, no pineconing or color changes though
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Not at all, heís acting completely normal
When did you start noticing the symptoms? This morning
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Moved to 3 gal QT tank, bumped temp up to 84, added 2 tsp epsom salt per gal, & added Kanaplex because itís the only medication I have
Does your fish have any history of being ill? He gets constipated once in a while, but it always clears up with a day or 2 of fasting & he never gets bloated like this
How old is your fish (approximately)? At least 2 years old
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:08 AM   #2 
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Seachem Kanaplex would be a good option for dropsy. Good luck.
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