Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-13-2012, 10:33 PM   #31 
kyasarin5
New Member
 
kyasarin5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Thanks for reassuring me about feeding him Sakura. He still has a pretty good appetite, doesn't go after it as quickly but still seems hungry. He likes his betta pellets better. He really likes dethawed frozen bloodworms too. Is it okay to give him a few of those or just stick with the brine shrimp for now? I also have some frozen mosquito larvae. He won't even look at the daphnia, lol.
kyasarin5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 11:29 PM   #32 
Sakura8
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Elk Grove, California
Brine shrimp is best because of its fiber but if he doesn't like them, it's best to give him waht he wants. Stick with frozen foods for now and save the pellets for when he's better.

Could the clearish pieces he threw up be bits of brine shrimp? That's what all my bettas do when I try to feed them brine shrimp (they hate them). They just spit them up.
Sakura8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 11:36 PM   #33 
kyasarin5
New Member
 
kyasarin5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Not sure. Usually when he doesn't like something he spits it out immediately so i don't think so. not sure though. i will give him 3 brine shrimp and 1 bloodworm as a treat tomorrow! :) thank you for helping my betta fish!!!

Last edited by kyasarin5; 08-13-2012 at 11:39 PM.
kyasarin5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 10:17 PM   #34 
kyasarin5
New Member
 
kyasarin5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Alpha is still very bloated. He is pooping more though. Today is day 3 of 4 of his api general cure treatment. I have also noticed a white spot on the bottom of his dorsal fin but it doesn't look like ich. I am wondering if one of the particles of the medicine powder is just stuck there.
kyasarin5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 12:42 AM   #35 
Sakura8
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Elk Grove, California
It could also just be a bit of slime coat that came loose. If he is still bloated by tomorrow, we can continue the General Cure for another few days until he shrinks a little more.
Sakura8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 05:06 AM   #36 
kyasarin5
New Member
 
kyasarin5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Thanks Sakura! I will keep an eye on the spot for now and will post another video of Alpha today. :)
kyasarin5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 07:36 PM   #37 
kyasarin5
New Member
 
kyasarin5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Extremely Worried!

Here is a video I took of Alpha just a while ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8R-Hl...ature=youtu.be

I am extremely worried about him. His abdomen keeps on swelling instead of going down. It looks like it is filled with fluid and will burst! Should I try draining off some of the fluid? I am afraid too but I was a vet tech for 3 years and I feel fairly certain that I could do it if instructed. I have clove oil to put him under anesthesia and I could use a sterile insulin needle syringe from the pharmacy. Please help ASAP! Thank you very much for your help!!!
kyasarin5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 08:01 PM   #38 
Sakura8
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Elk Grove, California
I honestly don't know about draining off the fluid. You would have a much higher chance of success than most people because of your experience, but at the same time, bettas are so small. The procedure would have to be pretty precise to avoid puncturing an organ and the trauma might be too much for him.

I did see what looked like stringy poo coming from him. Does he still have that? Have you seen any evidence of white parasites coming from him? Otherwise . . . one thing I'm worried about is the possibility of tumors or a tumor-like growth. These can happen in the abdomen and while a fish can live comfortable for a time with them, the fish does eventually succumb. In fact, one of my girls just passed two days ago from a tumor that was in her abdomen.

For now, I would advise continuing with the General Cure for another few days as well as continuing with 3 tsps of epsom salt per gallon. If you have any Indian Almond Leaf or naturally dried oak leaves, you can use those for beneficial tannins.
Sakura8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2012, 12:31 AM   #39 
kyasarin5
New Member
 
kyasarin5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Sadly, we made the difficult decision to put Alpha to sleep. He was a sweet fish and a happy fish but he had begun to suffer. I am afraid he must have had kidney failure because so much fluid was building up.
kyasarin5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2012, 12:40 AM   #40 
GawfFish
New Member
 
GawfFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Roanoke, VA
So sorry for your loss. :(
GawfFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bloated betta male, ich, parasite

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Swollen abdomen (Getting old --redux) Hallyx Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 2 07-11-2012 08:56 PM
Betta fish swollen stomach & red streaks in fins. graceworks4u2 Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 8 07-27-2010 05:34 PM
Beta's abdomen swollen like grape, is nose down in gravel. Troy Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 5 09-24-2008 06:18 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.