Yesterday I noticed my one betta, Nereus, just laying at the top of the tank, not doing much. Usually he is VERY active so this was worrisome. He ate normally but didn't do his usual dances at feeding time or when I came into the room. I thought he was just bloated before, but after putting two and two together, I realized it was probably dropsy.
My other betta, Eevee (who is kept in a separate tank) was acting normal (normal meaning completely hyper
), but I noticed he had swelling, too. I guess I must have cross-contaminated while cleaning or something, and I feel terrible =/
Last night, I moved Nereus into a half-gallon tank so it'd be easier for him to get air. I put half a Tetramin Fungus Guard tablet in Eevee's tank (1.5 gallons), and a fourth in Nereus' after changing the water.
And...this morning they're both fine, behavior-wise. Eevee is still basically doing flips and Nereus is once again doing his little dances. The swelling/bloating is still there, though =/
I have hope that since I caught this early-ish, and they're both acting fine, that I can fix it. It's not just normal bloating, as it's been around four days like this, and it...just doesn't look like normal bloating (I'm going to feed them a pea just in case, though). There's no pineconeing, either.
What should I do about this? I bought Epsom salt and Maracyn Two because that's all I could find :c The internet is giving me mixed answers for the Epsom salt, and I don't wanna do anything to make this worse.
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Thanks you guys <3