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Old 06-13-2009, 11:30 PM   #1 
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Dropsy

Ok so I was gone for a week at camp (tired from that) and came home to find my female betta that I wanted to spawn with dropsy :(

I never feed live food but she gets bacterial infections often.

I know dropsy has no cure so :(


ANY HELP WOULD BE GREAT!!
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Old 06-13-2009, 11:48 PM   #2 
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keep her water clean,epsom salts can help. 1/8 tsp per 5 gallons of water.Maracyn plus and/or antibacterial fish food if she will eat it. Are you sure its dropsy and not constipated? Have you tried the pea trick?
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Old 06-14-2009, 12:02 AM   #3 
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Well I just read now it's caused by kidney failure. I'm guessing she wouldn't poop if that happened but she's pooping so...

I added 1 drop of ampicillin to the jar and will see how she gets. She is swimming and eating normally so I think she has a slight case of dropsy that will go away on its own.
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Old 06-14-2009, 12:07 AM   #4 
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yeah,she might. hope she gets better.
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Old 06-14-2009, 12:08 AM   #5 
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I've read that when it's only a "slight" case then it isn't dropsy in the first place. I have no idea how true that is though. I lost a female to it since it is pretty much 100% fatal.
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Ya me too
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I've read that when it's only a "slight" case then it isn't dropsy in the first place. I have no idea how true that is though. I lost a female to it since it is pretty much 100% fatal.
I'm not sure she's caused me so many problems with bacteria...
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She just might be prone to it. I know that some Betta have chronic SBD, but live fine lives as long as they are treated for it. Maybe as you said, just treat it as something bacterial and keep her water clean.
I hope she gets better!
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Old 06-14-2009, 12:17 AM   #9 
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She has had like 10 bacterial wounds (one right now that got to her spine YIKES) and now this. She is pretty tough though :)
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Sounds like she's a tough cookie. :)
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