What size is your tank? 1 Gal quarantine tank
What temperature is your tank? 80*
Does your tank have a filter? no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?no
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
What type of food
do you feed your betta fish? Does not apply, haven't been feeding since she was sick when I bought her, 3 days ago
How often do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you perform a water
change? Right now every day
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100%
What type of additives
do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Stress coat plus, currently Epsom salt also
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Have not tested, she was sick when I bought her, my tap water is good (I have tested before), and Im doing 100% daily water changes.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance
changed? She is very bloated, not just her belly but along her entire body. There is no pineconing.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? She can only swim on her side, she mostly just leans against the bowl, but will occasionally try to swim
When did you start noticing the symptoms? I bought her this way, trying to rescue her
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Started with 1 tsp Epsom salt/ gallon, with no change I raised this to 2 tsp/ gallon yesterday
Does your fish have any history
of being ill? yes, see above
old is your fish (approximately)? unknown, ive had her for 3 days
Please note: I have been treating for swim bladder disorder. I have researched everything possible about her symptoms, and I know that everything points to swim bladder disorder. I am posting this because she is not improving at all. She doesn't look worse either, but she looks miserable. If you have any other treatment ideas, or if you think its possible I overlooked something and should be treating for something different PLEASE let me know!
- on day 1 she had 1 teeny tiny little brown poop. And yesterday she had one teeny tiny white (but not stringy) poop
- I fed her 1 pellet yesterday to see if she had any appetite, and to see if that might get her pooping. She ate like a normal piggy betta, and several hours after that was the teeny white poop.
-She will not eat the daphnia I tried to give her, I am considering trying the pea even though some people say not to