Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-06-2010, 09:55 PM   #1 
ashleyy
New Member
 
ashleyy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: USA
floating on his side...

UGH! now he is laying on his side.
He has rapid gill movements, looks like he is always panting.
Now this. I'm keeping his water warm at 80 degrees, I've been changing the water everyday with a teaspoon of epsom salt per gallon. I got him 5 days ago from Petco. I went to Petco today to just look around, and it seems like all their bettas either have ammonia burns, black stuff on them, laying on their side, or severe fin rot. erg.

What can I do about this? He isn't constipated, his poops look just like my healthy (knocks on wood) betta's poop.

Last edited by ashleyy; 12-06-2010 at 09:58 PM.
ashleyy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2010, 04:47 AM   #2 
Bettacrazy90
New Member
 
Bettacrazy90's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Lower the water in his tank, that should help him reach the surface easier and wont be to stressful on him.
Bettacrazy90 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2010, 08:48 AM   #3 
Oldfishlady
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA
You can increase the Epsom salt to 2tsp/gal along with the daily water changes, I would also cover the top of the QT container with plastic veggie wrap to maintain a warm/humid environment.....I would do a full 10 days treatment...sometimes they get over this and other times they don't especially if this is related to deformed swim bladder or labyrinth organ from poor husbandry, breeding, genetic etc at the breeders....sometimes it can be kinda like a cold of sorts from too cool/dry air...seem to hear about this type of problem more this time of year.....
You may have to repeat the treatment a couple of times over a month or two...10 days on 5 days off-10 days on etc.......

If you have IAL or dried Oak leaf this is good to add as well for the tannins-I like to keep a jug of pre-mix Epsom salt water handy all the time with my oak leaf steeping in it.
Oldfishlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Floating on side, downward floating, etc Capricorn Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 5 11-05-2010 08:29 AM
4 days floating on his side edimeo Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 5 02-04-2010 01:00 PM
Floating on his side? Elisew Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 15 05-25-2009 11:38 AM
MY FISH IS FLOATING ON ITS SIDE!!!!!!! Glampirate01 Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 3 09-12-2008 05:19 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.