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Old 12-23-2010, 09:52 PM   #11 
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Okay Thanks Crown and thanks everyone else for the help.
As of right now hes still having trouble swimming up then he returns to the bottom either laying on his side of sometimes at an angle upwards. The tank is about a quarter full now, levels are all at safe points. He's still breathing normally, and his stomach seems a little bloated, I'm not entirely sure if its normal or not, I just acquired him from a friend today and he said he had been feeding him fish flakes only so I'm not too sure if his diet is messing with him as well. I'm going to give him a day or two then start him on bloodworms and maybe live brine shrimp if I can get some
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Old 12-23-2010, 10:19 PM   #12 
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Actually espom salt reduces swelling, and aqua salt heals fins. So it should be espom salt your using if it's a swim bladder problem. Here's some help:


1. Feed your Betta part of a boiled deshelled pea OR some daphnia or brine shrimp

2. Do huge water changes with espom salt 1 tsp/ gallon

3. raise the temp. a bit (I'd say 82 degrees)

4. fast him until the problem completely disappears

That's what I did and my fish had his swimbladder problem cured overnight. Good luck!
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Old 12-23-2010, 10:27 PM   #13 
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Thanks A Bunch, his tank water is like I said a quarter of 20g. Im getting epsom salt tomorrow morning and I'm going to try the pea trick, it seems some people have had a lot of luck with it. I'm not sure if he will be able to eat though, he seems pretty exhausted. At this point I'm willing to try anything to help Bezilla out.
Thanks everyone for the help, I keep updating.
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:15 PM   #14 
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If he doesn't eat, just do the other things still. Bettas tend to eat until they explode, so most likely he'll eat.
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Old 12-24-2010, 03:02 PM   #15 
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Unfortunately Bezilla passed away last night sometime between 3 and 10 in the morning. He was given to me from a friend and regrettably I was unable to revive him. These are the only photos that were taken of him while he was still alive in his last few hours.
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Old 12-24-2010, 04:34 PM   #16 
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I'm sorry )= but it obviously wasn't your fault, it was the person who gave him to you. There was nothing you could have done. At least you gave him a good life while he was with you. R.I.P. bezilla.
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