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Old 03-30-2010, 06:09 PM   #1 
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I think Chevy has SBD...Help?

So I was just looking at him and noticed a bump on his side:



It looks a lot like a pic I saw while googling SBD. I read that betta pellets can cause it, but he hasn't eaten since he got here. Unless he ate from what fell into the tank? He sometimes sleeps vertically, and before it looked like he 'yawned'. I'm not sure if they actually yawn or it was something else. So...what should I do? :/ The brand of pellets I got him are Aqueon Betta Food from PetCo. If you need any other info just ask.
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Old 03-30-2010, 06:29 PM   #2 
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I should add that he hasn't had any trouble swimming.
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Old 03-30-2010, 06:55 PM   #3 
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Which bump is it? The one closer-to his tails? If so, that's completely normal. Both my bettas have that. I'm not sure WHAT it is, probably an organ of some sort, but it's most definitely normal.
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Which bump is it? The one closer-to his tails? If so, that's completely normal. Both my bettas have that. I'm not sure WHAT it is, probably an organ of some sort, but it's most definitely normal.
Yeah the one closest to his tail. It is? Thank god. Ugh he had me worried. :( So is the whole sleeping vertically an issue? He doesn't do it all the time. Did you see another bump? o.o
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I just noticed you put "he doesn't have trouble swimming", well in that case, it's definitely not swim bladder disorder, lol. Sleeping vertically, sometimes they do that. If he's SWIMMING vertically (aside from just going up), then that's a...weird problem. Haha, yes I see the other bump, I'm pretty sure he's just fine.
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I just noticed you put "he doesn't have trouble swimming", well in that case, it's definitely not swim bladder disorder, lol. Sleeping vertically, sometimes they do that. If he's SWIMMING vertically (aside from just going up), then that's a...weird problem. Haha, yes I see the other bump, I'm pretty sure he's just fine.
Okay good! Ugh I hate when he sleeps vertically, always freaks me out. Though he did look cute today sleeping his plant like that. :P I'm just curious where you see another bump? I only saw that one...
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Old 03-30-2010, 07:44 PM   #7 
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Yeah, when they have SBD they will swim all weird and stuff. My fish Chance had SBD and never had any bumps, he just couldn't swim down. He bobbed along at the top like a cork. But he's better now, thank goodness. Chevy looks fine, and if he isn't swimming weird he doesn't have SBD.
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Old 03-30-2010, 08:32 PM   #8 
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Directly next to his gills. But...I'm pretty sure that's his stomach. Lol :P
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Old 04-01-2010, 12:08 AM   #9 
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I think that's totally normal. Freedy has it, too. It might be their swim bladder, actually? Or just muscle?
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Old 04-01-2010, 12:09 AM   #10 
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Also, he looks like he's gotten more colorful since you got him! :)
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