Hello everyone! I started a female sorority yesterday and I noticed one of the bettas (the alpha) was kind of bloated... A lot of them at the pet store looked this way.. When I came home I noticed some white poop coming out of here anus not too much just a lil bit. Now it looks like another one of them is a little bit bloated. I have Rid-Ich Plus, and Maracyn Two will any of these meds work? Thanks a lot friends!
What size is your tank? 15 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 81
Does your tank have a filter? yep
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? yep
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? 5 female bettas
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Bio-Gols, NLS, frozen Bloodworms sometimes
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3-4 pellets 2 times a day sometimes less.
How often do you perform a water change? I just started the tank.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? I just started the tank.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime, sometimes regual de-chlorine, sometimes stress coat, recomended amount of AQR salt for new fish, then lessen the dosage during water changes
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? One was bloated when I bought here, now another betta looks a tad bloated
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? not at all, they have healthy apitites all of them, but the bloated alpha is kind of a mild eater
When did you start noticing the symptoms? I noticed the alpha was bloated when I took her home and I whent to the fish store today and strolled around the female bettas and noticed a lot of them were bloated and some males bloated in quarantine by the sink
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Not yet I'm hoping someone will point me to some good meds or let me know if rid-ich, or maracyn two will do the trick asap
Does your fish have any history of being ill? They are brand new!!
How old is your fish (approximately)? They look really young maybe 2 months or 3 months they alpha looks the oldest tho.