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Old 07-26-2012, 01:06 PM   #1 
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Betta bloated and not swim bladder or constipation?

Housing
What size is your tank? 2.5 gal
What temperature is your tank? n/a
Does your tank have a filter? no
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? none

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? tetra min tropical crisps
How often do you feed your betta fish? no real schedule

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? no schedule because I have been busy
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 60 or 100
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? api tap water conditioner

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia: lost the card but it was green when I tested it, did 100% change tho
Nitrite: no filter, sooo
Nitrate: same
pH: 6.8
Hardness: I don't test this that often
Alkalinity: same

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? seems bloated
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? not at all
When did you start noticing the symptoms? today
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? aq salt and clean water
Does your fish have any history of being ill? nope
How old is your fish (approximately)? petco rescue, sooo

this is a temporary setup, don't worry, I will buy some more girs and make a sorority soon
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:35 PM   #2 
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Aq salt doesn't help bloating epsom salt does (1tsp per gallon) If its not SBD or over feeding bloat then I'd lean towards internal parasites. I would try your hardest to get him on a regular feeding and water changing schedule, but when your busy your busy I can understand that.
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Old 07-26-2012, 02:21 PM   #3 
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its a girl, and ok I will start treating for parasites as soon as I get back from vacation, thanks!
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Old 07-26-2012, 02:31 PM   #4 
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Are you sure she has internal parasites? Look for white stringy poo casings. Is her bloated area gray? Sorry she's like this.
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Old 07-26-2012, 03:30 PM   #5 
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its more yellow. Also, it seems to have gone down. can temperature shock do that to them? I was rushing and I put her in cold water durign the change. she looks less bloated now.
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Old 07-26-2012, 03:33 PM   #6 
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No, temperature shock won't cause a Betta to be bloated. Healthy Bettas can withstand some shock but warm into cold? I dunno. Good thing she's not that bloated anymore! :)
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Old 07-26-2012, 03:50 PM   #7 
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epsom salts will help with general bloating weather its from parasites or over feeding, or what ever the reason. It's like the belly cure lol. If its a girl she may just be eggy. when you change the water does she see any males during the change? even seeing a male can get a girl eggy sometimes.
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:00 PM   #8 
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nope, no males even in that room. I'm confused now... I hope shes okay ^_^ I'm in ohio so I can't do much now.
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