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Old 09-27-2012, 06:13 AM   #1 
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Floaty betta

After looking through my LFS not Petco or Petsmart, my LFS I noticed that many of the bettas are in horrible condition. Worst than Petco and Petsmart and so I bought one. Turns out, the beautiful OJ male betta can't swim down and is all floaty.

So, thinking to myself it could be a swim bladder problem and so I am now in fasting and epsom bathing my new betta.

As of now, he is floating and can't swim down, was wondering if this could be swim bladder?

He has a lump on his body near his tail, literally right before his tail.
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:57 AM   #2 
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Do you have a picture?
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:56 PM   #3 
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http://s14.postimage.org/qgsv1cqjj/IMG_0924.jpg

Here you go, its hard to see. But I will post a better one once he stops getting stressed out so much :/
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I cannot see the lump/bump. Looks a bit curved if anything. A better pic would help. Just do the epsom bath for a few days and see if he improves. Try getting him to eat tomorrow. A 2 days fast is enough. You want to make sure he's actually eating though.
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Been giving him Epsom and one pea, nothing happened yet. Tomorrow I will get him back on his pellet food and see how well he is doing. As of now, a picture is unlikely haha. But will get one later tonight. Seems like he is tooo stressed from trying to swim down.
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:01 PM   #6 
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Aw well leave him i shallow water or give him somehing to rest on. Perhaps something to hide in or behind. I bet he would like some privacy. He's a fabulous color by the way!! Hope he perks up!
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:18 PM   #7 
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I hope so too, never had an orange betta before and he looks beautiful

here is another pic,
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:52 PM   #8 
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Second pic is not working :(
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:28 PM   #10 
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These pictures aren't working either. The pea will do more harm than good if the Betta eats a bit more than this: o
They are insectivores not vegans. Their digestive tract is for protein and meat, they can't really help with the roughness of veggies or fruit.
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