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Old 11-30-2010, 04:25 PM   #1 
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Violet has dropsy.......

Over the last week or so violet has been bloated so i did not feed her but it did not go down. I went to look into her tank and i see that the scales near her belly are raised :(. She was in thesame / shared tank as pablo my hm who just died of simular causes. What can I o for her and the remaining girl in the tank.

Housing
What size is your tank?
10 gallon
What temperature is your tank?
78
Does your tank have a filter?
no
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 female betta , also there used to be a male. (just died)

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
Flakes
How often do you feed your betta fish?
Everyother day

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change?
2 xweek
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 75 %
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Water condiotener

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

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Bloated , stress stripes . raised scales.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
Nothing at all . Still swimming around and all!
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
1 week ago , saw raised scales today.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
No
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
Bit of tail damage after spawning.
How old is your fish (approximately)?
Got her in may this year.
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Old 11-30-2010, 04:50 PM   #2 
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QT and Epsom salt 1tsp/gal up to 3tsp/gal and water changes is about all you can do and start making some 50% daily water changes on the main tank and lower the water temp to 76F

Sometimes the stress can be too much for them in mixed sex tanks..not saying that was the cause since I keep a lot of my fish like this and don't have any health issues...but mine are all home spawned fish with much stronger immune response...
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Old 12-01-2010, 12:25 AM   #3 
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Thanks for the advice. She. Has been fine in the mixed sex tank the bloating has only
Started over this week. I'm just hoping for the best at the moment.
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