I have a female betta whose stomach is becoming very bloated. The same thing happened to another betta about a month ago. These two bettas shared a divided 10 gallon tank and I noticed that the other betta had white spots. I thought it was Ick, so I QT'd her. But then she started bloating really badly. No pineconing, though. It was mostly her stomach area. So I did a lot of water changes, added aquarium salt, and stopped feeding her in case she was constipated, but she died within a week or so. That was about a month ago, and now the same thing is happening to the other female betta. Her stomach is growing very large. I don't know what it could be- I don't think bloating was a symptom of ick if that's what it was in my other betta... Anyone have any ideas? Should I QT her? There is another betta sharing that tank with her now (divided).
What size is your tank?= 10 gallons
What temperature is your tank?= about 80
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? it's just divided with another betta on the other side
What type of food
do you feed your betta fish?= Omega One betta pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish?= once a day
How often do you perform a water change?= once every 7-9 days
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?= about 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?= Stress Coat
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?= stomach becoming very bloated
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?= behavior has not changed.
When did you start noticing the symptoms?= yesterday
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?= no
Does your fish have any history of being ill?= no
How old is your fish (approximately)= around 2 years, I think.