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Old 11-22-2010, 09:00 PM   #1 
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Exclamation pregnant fish II??? or sick?

i have a female betta and i dont know if she is sick or pregnant? she is really fat and has a white thing coming out of her!

tank: 10 gallon with 3 other girl betta. (2 dead molly fish)

has green on sides of tank, don't know what to clean it with tho. what do i clean it with?
o and 1 snail
OK so i know i need to clean out the tank, but with what?
and yes i know i need to get out the dead fish out, but my net is dirty and i dont know what it is............... ill clean it off

sooooooooo please help me..... i dont want her to die!!!
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:08 PM   #2 
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what do you mean "white thing coming out of her"?
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:09 PM   #3 
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i mean on the bottom of her theirs a white thing coming out of her like shes laying eggs................ i thank its been there for a few days
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:26 PM   #4 
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will someone please help me?
someone said she might have something if you look in pregnat fish (the first one i posted)
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:33 PM   #5 
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If you think your fish may be sick you should:

1) Quarantine her in a different smaller tank.
2) In the smaller tank do daily 75-100% water changes and use 1 teaspoon of aquarium salt for each gallon of water in the tank.
3) Post a picture of the fish so people can more easily diagnose the problem

Then you should definitely clean the 10g. The "green stuff" is most likely just algae, it comes off pretty easily with an aquarium cleaning sponge (kitchen sponges can be bad for fish) which you can find at a pet store.

To clean the net just soak it in some salt water and then run it under some hot water.

Posting pictures can be easy. Either upload it into you photo album here on the forums or go to a site like imageshack or photobucket. Copy and past the img link into a forum post.
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:33 PM   #6 
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Just wanted to clarify, Bettas cannot get pregnant. Their eggs are fertilized by the male betta after they have been released.
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:39 PM   #7 
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thanks for the help!!! :) ill try to post some pics
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:42 PM   #8 
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If it's like a long white stringy thing it's most likely a parasite... you could crush up garlic, soak the pellets in the juice, and feed the garlic-soaked pellets to her. It works (I've had experience.)

Also, if it is, do daily water changes, adding a tsp of aq. salt per gallon for ten days; then just keep going w/ the water changes and don't add any more salt. Excess use of aq. salt can lead to failure of internal organs in bettas (or something to that effect.)
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:54 PM   #9 
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The fish isn't sick, she is just full of eggs. This is the previous thread the OP made.

http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=55895

The white thing is the egg tube that the eggs come out of.

As to why the fish won't lay her eggs and why she is full of eggs in the first place is the problem.
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:04 AM   #10 
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Yeah, that 'white thing' has already been explained to be an ovipositor...all female bettas have it.

So wait, you've got two dead fish in the tank with the females? You haven't removed them? And how often do you clean the tank?

So, there are a few possibilities imo:

1. Your female is full of eggs, in which case she will very likely take care of the issue herself.

2. You're feeding your betta too much and she is bloated. What do you feed them? How often do you feed your fish, and how much?

3. Your betta is sick. It's possible that if your mollies died from a disease and you didn't remove them from the tank, your female has picked up whatever they had (especially through eating the dead fish).
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