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Old 02-08-2010, 04:18 PM   #1 
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Unhappy please tell me, what do you see in here!

my betta did jump out of his bowl container wen i was doing a water chage to the 10 gallon tank. today is the second day after the insident, and i noticed this:Name:  fishi,fishi 046.JPG
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so please, can you tell me what it can be, thanks, i really appreciate your help.
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Old 02-09-2010, 01:38 AM   #2 
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it looks like he may have dropsy due to the pineconed look in the first two pictures =(
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Old 02-09-2010, 02:06 AM   #3 
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Yeah, that really looks like Dropsy =((
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Old 02-09-2010, 02:14 AM   #4 
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It looks like dropsy to me, too.
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:26 AM   #5 
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I don't see any raised scales (is it just me?). He is really bloated though. Fast him for a few days and keep him warm. If he doesn't poop, try some frozen daphnia or a bit of mashed up frozen pea.

I hope it's not Dropsy. Good luck.
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Old 02-09-2010, 10:53 AM   #6 
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The scales look raised to me, in the first pic.
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:08 AM   #7 
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I see slightly raised scales in the first picture as well. I don't think hes just bloated either, the swelling is on his body around his dorsal, not his belly.....I'm no expert, but I'd say its a pretty bad bacterial infection.

Wait for a second opinion on this, as I have very little personal experience treating diseases, but I would treat him with a bit of Epsom salt for the swelling and either Maracyn 1+2 or Tetracycline.
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Old 02-09-2010, 12:30 PM   #8 
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It's really hard to say if they're raised. I thought the first pic. was possibly a reflection of light.

bettatoon - are the scales raised up/sticking out from the sides?

Either way, it looks like you have a sick fishy. Do you test your water for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, ph? If so, what are the levels?

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Old 02-09-2010, 05:35 PM   #9 
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hello, ok, i'm just little comfuse, am yes, the swelling he has is around his dorsal, not on his belly,
water temperature is 76-78 i have two heater on the tank (10gal, tank.) but those won't heat more than that, and i can not make and adjustmen. (how can i fix that? thanks).
water ammonia level is .25 wich is kind of safe/stress.
fish is swiming well, eating, he flare to his shadow, and he just poop.
so what else can i do. thanks for reply guys this is good information. thanks againg.
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Old 02-09-2010, 05:54 PM   #10 
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just, wen he gos to the bottom his tail bring him back to the top, so he has to swim hard to keep his body in the bottom, why?
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