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Old 08-19-2009, 02:33 AM   #1 
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SBD help

Ok so some of you know Aphrodite has SBD. Well she got over it so i gave her a pellet. Then she got it again. So shes been fasted all this week. Well i looked over and she was laying on her side at the bottom of the bowl. I go to fish her out cause i thought she was dead! well....shes not dead lol and shes swimming around fine.

So my question is, what can i do to prevent her from getting SBD a 3rd time???
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Old 08-19-2009, 05:57 AM   #2 
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Some fish get chronic sbd. One of mine has it and it keeps coming back, no matter what I do.Try feeding her some daphnia.
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:03 AM   #3 
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Definitely get some daphnia, either live, freeze dried, or frozen. I am partial to hikari freeze dried.
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:57 AM   #4 
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I like Hikari, too.
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Old 08-19-2009, 03:40 PM   #5 
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ok.....so she was fine this morning and swimming about and not floating. When i got back from work she was on the top floating again?! she hasnt eaten anything =/ what the heck is going on!!

And when do i feed her the daphnia?
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:48 PM   #6 
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I have one that does the same thing! I don't understand how they can be fine one minute, then floating the next. Its frustrating.
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Old 08-20-2009, 03:18 AM   #7 
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omg shes swimming around like normal now. Fish you are frustrating! lol
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Old 08-20-2009, 07:35 AM   #8 
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She'll probably just have to live with it unfortunately. Just make sure that you feed her less than normal and I'd give daphnia every other day or so. How long have you had her- if she's new she may get over it in time.

I got Edelweiss because she was floating in her cup at Petco and she is fine now. For a while she would float at random times or if I fed her as much as my other bettas. I did feed her a few peas at the start which really helped (the daphnia just didn't do it at first) and later when she was seeming to get better I switched to daphnia. I only fed her once a day at first and a lot less than my males. I'd give her peas when she really needed them but otherwise I fed her daphnia every other day. Now you'd never even know that she had it :) She swims around normally, eats like a pig, and has never had a problem again. I hope that this is the way it turns out for your girl!
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I think I'll try daphnia on Merlot every other day and see if it helps. Thanks for the info, Kim.
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