Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Pictures
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-26-2014, 02:58 AM   #1 
SaltForYourWounds
New Member
 
SaltForYourWounds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
New CT Boy

Made a trip to PetSmart today for some things, and well- it happened. You guys probably know how this works by now.

Found him stuck in the back of the shelf, laying on his side and struggling to swim even in the little cup. He did seem excited and wanted to wiggle and dance as best he could, so I figured I'd give him a shot. Outside of what I think is a swim bladder issue, he seems otherwise active and curious with gorgeous, bright colors.



No name yet, but he seems feisty and likes exploring his half of the planted 10g divided he's in. I'll add some pics of him in the tank once he's a little more settled. Putting him in the warmer water definitely seemed to improve his color and condition, even after just a few hours.

I'm planning on daily PWCs and water testing, and have epsom salts on hand if I need to use them.

Here's to hoping he makes a full recovery!
SaltForYourWounds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2014, 07:51 AM   #2 
beautiful Betta
Member
 
beautiful Betta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Swindon UK
Congratulations on your new boy. I wish him all the best for a full recovery.
beautiful Betta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2014, 11:18 AM   #3 
shyanne
Member
 
shyanne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: USA
Awh, he's so pretty! Hope he gets better!
shyanne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2014, 12:14 PM   #4 
Netti
Member
 
Netti's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Canada
Soooooooo beautiful! I'm hoping with you that he will make a full recovery!
Netti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2014, 01:32 PM   #5 
SaltForYourWounds
New Member
 
SaltForYourWounds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
He made it through the night! Found him this morning resting vertically in his floating betta log (didn't think to get a pic) with what looked like a sad little bubble nest in the top hole. Got him to eat at least one pellet, then cupped him and did an 80% WC. Despite his swimming issues, he's exploring his tank and seems to have less trouble swimming than he did yesterday.

The girl at the store where I got him said "oh, well...sometimes they can be lazy" when I mentioned that he looked sick and that he shouldn't be laying on his side like that. Yuuuuuup, just lazy- seems legit.

His new home. Makes me sad to see him lay like this, even though he's likely just resting in between trips around the tank.



Poor guy.





Thanks for all the positive words and wishes. I'll be sure to update!
SaltForYourWounds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2014, 02:01 PM   #6 
shyanne
Member
 
shyanne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: USA
I would love to see updates. It would be great to see him get better!
shyanne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2014, 03:13 PM   #7 
IcyFin
Member
 
IcyFin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Aww, what a lovely boy! I hope he makes a full recovery!
IcyFin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2014, 06:23 AM   #8 
beautiful Betta
Member
 
beautiful Betta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Swindon UK
I would be inclined to consider putting him a small floating tank inside the main tank. one that allows the tank water to flow through. Just so that he doesn't struggle to get the surface air he needs. Hopefully he will pick up and make a full recovery, it's such a shame he is such a lovely looking boy with vibrant colours.
beautiful Betta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2014, 10:38 AM   #9 
SaltForYourWounds
New Member
 
SaltForYourWounds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by beautiful Betta View Post
I would be inclined to consider putting him a small floating tank inside the main tank. one that allows the tank water to flow through. Just so that he doesn't struggle to get the surface air he needs. Hopefully he will pick up and make a full recovery, it's such a shame he is such a lovely looking boy with vibrant colours.
I'll look into making one out of craft mesh. So far, he has a floating log that I frequently find him sitting in as well as a lot of floating plants that he rests in. Is there anything else I should be looking to treat with?

In his log. He ate 2 pellets this morning.



SaltForYourWounds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2014, 09:07 PM   #10 
SaltForYourWounds
New Member
 
SaltForYourWounds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Doing time in fish jail.



He doesn't just sit at the bottom, he's able to swim and does so upright when he does- it's just when he rests, he lists to one side and rests like in the above pictures. Fins aren't overly clamped when he's swimming, just when he's resting. No pineconing, good appetite.
SaltForYourWounds is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What do I name my New boy?! :D Kira and Cleoh Betta Chat 12 10-10-2012 11:20 PM
New little boy! kathstew Betta Pictures 3 03-23-2011 05:27 PM
New Boy! dukie1346 Betta Pictures 11 01-01-2011 10:58 PM
I got a new boy! vaygirl Betta Chat 3 12-31-2010 01:12 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.