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Old 10-25-2012, 01:31 AM   #1 
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Exclamation Bloated! Quick help please!

Housing
What size is your tank? 2.5 gal
What temperature is your tank? somewhere in the 70s
Does your tank have a filter? no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? no
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 5 or so per day

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? 100% every other weekend, 50% the other half
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? betta conditioner drops

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Belly is white and very bloated
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? no, still eating and swimming. Maybe a little slower but not much
When did you start noticing the symptoms? yesterday but thought he was just full
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? I got him three weeks ago, he was healthy as he could be in a cup. I would guess a year or under.

I really hate sick fish. I think it may be dropsy because of the white belly. No pine-coning or other syntoms. I have AQ salt on hand but I can't get to ES right now. I found this out right before going to bed, I need to sleep so quick replys are great.
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Last edited by Dozzem; 10-25-2012 at 01:37 AM. Reason: it could be a big poop but it really freaks me out!
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:56 AM   #2 
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Honestly, he doesn't look all that bloated to me, but it could just be the picture making him look flat. Since he isn't really showing any symptoms I would just go to bed. Tomorrow, if you can, get a picture from above. Fast him tomorrow and see where that gets you. Epsom salts wouldn't hurt if you can get them. The lethargy is more likely from the lack of heat than anything food related.
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:59 AM   #3 
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Alright, I over react a lot I guess but better be safe then sorry! I will do that and maybe change out some water tomorrow with some ES and see how he is. I only gave him one out of the six peices of food I give him to see if he would eat. I will fast him. Thank you, goodnight for now.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:06 AM   #4 
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oO what is "somewhere in the 70s?" LOL
get a thermometer! lolol

but I just wanted to say, bloat can usually be fixed with warmer temps. but he doesnt look bloated to me :)
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:41 AM   #5 
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but I just wanted to say, bloat can usually be fixed with warmer temps. but he doesnt look bloated to me :)
I was thinking the same thing. I know I don't digest well when I am cold, and reptiles don't digest at all, but didn't want to say one way or the other. Thank you for confirming my hunch! Warm bettas are happy bettas!
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