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Old 11-17-2012, 01:48 PM   #11 
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I don't know if they make pellets to kill them, but there is something out there to soak the pellet in and feed to the fish to kill parasites. I think you can also put that stuff in the aquarium so it soaks into their body, too. Again, Sakura would know.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:53 PM   #12 
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http://www.petco.com/product/112087/...Fish-Food.aspx http://www.bettatalk.com/betta_diseases.htm
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:42 PM   #13 
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CB, it says to fend off parasites, not kill them. All fish have parasites it's just about how well their immune system is to keep them in check.
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:44 PM   #14 
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Still anti-parasite pellets I know there is more but it is hard to find certain fish medicine.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:59 PM   #15 
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Ok so its definitely not age related. Thank you you guys!!
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Your welcome.
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:09 AM   #17 
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The swimbladder can be effected in two ways:

---it has a hard time venting (the fish floats)

---it has a hard time filling (the fish sinks).

The cause is the same: bacterial infection. SBD (swim bladder disease) is difficult to treat.

Does your fish exhibit abdominal swelling just behind the stomach/intestinal area?

My oldest VT appears to be suffering the same symptoms as yours. I've been giving him Kanaplex baths twice a week and reduced Kanaplex all the time. I've also lowered his water level and made sure he has plants or platforms near the surface to make access easier. He eats frozen bloodworms laced with Furan (Focus brand nitrofurantoin) once or twice a day.

He seems to be improving. At least he's not getting any worse.

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What is the cause of it?
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