My worst nightmare. I've never ever had any luck whatsoever with dropsy. I was feeding the sorority this morning and six out of seven came to eat. Goldberry hung back in the corner, just looking sad. Upon further inspection she is completely bloated with scales out. I know there are methods to lessen their suffering but I have a busy day today ... which makes it so much harder to see her like this. I will be worrying about her so much. She isn't eating at all, she is simply floating around almost in a daze. She will come up for air.
What size is your tank? 15 gallons
What temperature is your tank? Appx. 25* C
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
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? Other female bettas
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Omega One Betta Flake and pellet, Frozen bloodworms, glassworms, brineshrimp, daphnia, peas, NLS grow and Betta pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once a day
How often do you perform a water change? Every two weeks
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25 %
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Seachem Prime, Blackwater Extract, Indian Almond Leaf
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? Not lately, will test VERY soon though.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Bloated, pineconed.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Lethargic, 'dazed', not eating, antisocial. Just not herself.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? This morning about fifteen minutes ago.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Currently using quarantine setup, using IAL and a small amount of epsom. Heated to *80 with a bubbler.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No.
How old is your fish (approximately)? She has been under my care for 3.5 months.
Not the best pics ... but she is pineconed.