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Old 07-01-2009, 05:57 PM   #1 
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RIP star dust

i got star dust about a week ago. last night was the fist night he was active, most of the time he just hid and yesterday he was swimming around happy making a bubble nest...this morning i went to feed him and he wasnt floating but upsidedown on the bottome....QUestion : he was very bloated, all his scales were sticking off his body and his stomach was dark brown, he was bright white. any one know what could have happened?
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:05 PM   #2 
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Sorry about star dust.. Sounds like kidney failure. When the kidneys fail the scales stick out, also explains the severe bloating and belly area dark crown. Him turning white would have been from the stress caused by acute kidney failure. Could also be dropsy, but that usually takes a while, my guess is kindeys.
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:10 PM   #3 
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So sorry about Stardust. That sounds like what Morado looked like when I found him. Poor fishies.
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:39 PM   #4 
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It sounds like kidney failure to me too. I'm so sorry about Stardust.
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:43 PM   #5 
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he was pure white when i got him he didnt turn that color, but thanks everyone, any way that could have been prevented so it doesnt happen again or what could have caused it?
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:51 PM   #6 
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Nothing can really prevent that. Clean water, quality food, environment the fish seems happy in is really the best we can do there. It's not like fin rot or ich that you have time to react, and unless you have a dialysis machine for tiny fish :) there is nothing...
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:57 PM   #7 
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Sounds like dropsy. I'm sorry about your Betta. :(
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Old 07-01-2009, 08:20 PM   #8 
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So sorry to hear about Star dust!
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Old 07-01-2009, 08:22 PM   #9 
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Sorry about your Betta. It is so hard to lose these darling little guys or gals.
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Old 07-01-2009, 08:23 PM   #10 
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bettas have kindnys? im sorry to hear that to many bettas are diying this summer
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