My female Trouble has dropsy.
What size is your tank? 29 (moved to a 2.5)
What temperature is your tank? 81 in the sorority 79 in the new tank
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Just the filter and plants
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? 9 other female bettas (now nothing)
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3 once a day
How often do you perform a water change? 1-2 times a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 10-30 depending on the time since the last one
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? prime do dechlorinate suberbac for cycling
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? pineconing, bloat
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? much less active/aggressive, fins not spread out
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 10 minutes ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I moved her to my 2.5 gallon hospital tank
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? maybe 8 months to a year
I noticed that she as little bigger than normal yesterday in my sorority so I decided to fast the tank today and when I looked she was near the bottom looking very bloated with her scales sticking out so I took her into the new tank and now I'm wondering if aquarium salt is the best treatment or if I need epsom salt. If I can add aquarium salt I can do it right now but epsom will have to wait until I get off work at 11.