I've had my female, Tiny for 9 days. She's been in quarantine. I'm 99% sure she has dropsy... And I'm just... Really sad now. I lost a sorority due to dropsy... I'm currently treating her, I guess what I'm asking for from you guys is guidance along the way... If anyone can help me.
What size is your tank? 2.5 gal
What temperature is your tank?80
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
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? NLS & Omega one
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 x a day, fast once a week
How often do you perform a water change? 2 x a week- 1-50% 1-100%
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 1-50% 1-100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime water conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Ammonia: .5 (my tap water contains ammonia so I use prime)
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? A little bloated;pertruding scales;clamped
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Bloated a few days ago, raised scales today
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Epsom salt & maracyn 2
Does your fish have any history of being ill?I've only had her 9 days
How old is your fish (approximately)? Probably around 9 weeks