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Old 06-23-2009, 09:58 PM   #1 
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Well I did the epsom salt bath last night. He did poo a little. After I put him back though,he was so stressed over it. It helped though,so I dunno. He is looking for food now,I am just gonna give him a pea. Maybe do epsom bath tomorrow.

Dont want to stress him out too much and he gets sicker. His swelling looks bad. Still does not look like dropsy. Just bad constipation or something. My friend said hes probably blocked. I dont think the maracyn plus is doing anything for him at all. May have to try something else.

Any suggestions? I dont want to lose another fish yet. His spirits seem fine. He is fairly active. Thanks.
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Old 06-23-2009, 10:43 PM   #2 
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Sounds like a bad constipation issue.

I know a lot of you guys hate starving your fish but I once had a male who had such bad constipation issues I only fed him once a week.

Dropsy is only when he dosen't poop at all. It's failure of the kidneys so I don't think that's what it is.
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Old 06-23-2009, 10:49 PM   #3 
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Ah. Yeah he has been fasting for awhile now. Only food he gets is a bit of pea. maybe fast completely even no pea?
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Old 06-23-2009, 11:17 PM   #5 
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Old 06-24-2009, 01:53 PM   #6 
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well i am gonna start a full fast on him. no pea. doesnt seem to be working anyways.

how long can they go w/o food? i am prolly gonna go as long as i can. the epsom seems to help,but dont wanna over stress him. im thinking 15 mins. gonna do full wc too. i want my boy to get better.

he is starting to swim funny,so i think sbd may be starting. should i try a diff med?

ill keep yall updated.
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Old 06-24-2009, 02:01 PM   #7 
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I used Jungle Fungus Eliminater on Merlot when he had sbd. The sbd never did go away. He still has it off and on. They can go several weeks without food but you could try 4 or 5 days,
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Old 06-24-2009, 02:03 PM   #8 
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Bettas can go up to three weeks without food, but I would fast him for about a week.
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Old 06-24-2009, 02:07 PM   #9 
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I had one that wouldn't eat for a whole week because of constipation. Then, after he pooped, he started eating again.
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Old 06-24-2009, 02:17 PM   #10 
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hmmm okay thanks. i may try a week see how he does.
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