Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-21-2011, 07:11 PM   #1 
nmaybyte
Member
 
nmaybyte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Alabama
IMMEDIATE Problem!

Regina's ridiculously bloated and can't dive!!! I went to school and she was fine now I come home and she's in a lot of stress and her tummy is twice the size it should be! SBD?
nmaybyte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 07:14 PM   #2 
CrowntailxKing
Member
 
CrowntailxKing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Indiana
Did you overfeed her before leaving?
CrowntailxKing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 07:15 PM   #3 
1fish2fish
Member
 
1fish2fish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Savannah, GA
Please answer these questions as it will help us help you.
Housing
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
1fish2fish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 07:16 PM   #4 
nmaybyte
Member
 
nmaybyte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Alabama
No, just the usual amount. SHe's tiny so I feed her just 1 betta pellet. I did add a small amount of aquarium salt to the aquarium before I left. It's not possible that she ate one of those is it? I'm trying to keeep a cool head...
nmaybyte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 07:19 PM   #5 
nmaybyte
Member
 
nmaybyte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Alabama
I'm sorry but I don't have time to sit here and answer every detail about my aquarium. I'll answer that which is pertinent.


Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? SHe's bloated. Looks like maybe a blockage
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? SHe's in obvious stress, can't dive, and is staying at the top of the tank
When did you start noticing the symptoms? just now when I walked in
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I'm about to put her in a qt with aquarium salt (very small amount) I'll research on the usage of epsom
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? Idk. She's very small so ........ 8 months?


FOOD

top fin color enhancing betta bits
nmaybyte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 07:21 PM   #6 
CrowntailxKing
Member
 
CrowntailxKing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Indiana
Blanched peas act as roughage if you think it's a bloating problem.
CrowntailxKing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 07:23 PM   #7 
denaliwind
Member
 
denaliwind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Blowing Bubbles in T-Town, AZ
Actually, everything in that questionnaire is very important. Tank size, water changes, temperature, feeding amount all determines the health and well being of a betta. It really helps members here to understand what is going on, if it could have been prevented, how it can be solved, etc. If it's bloating from over eating fasting for 3 days is a good place to start. But the more members know about her environment, the better people will be able to determine what is really going on with your little betta.
denaliwind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 07:25 PM   #8 
1fish2fish
Member
 
1fish2fish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Savannah, GA
I second what Denali said. We can't tell you what is causing the bloat (and thus how best to treat it) unless we know every detail of your tank.
1fish2fish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 07:56 PM   #9 
nmaybyte
Member
 
nmaybyte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Alabama
She's bloated and can't maintain equilibrium. I'm a biologist. I can figure this out.
nmaybyte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 08:10 PM   #10 
CrowntailxKing
Member
 
CrowntailxKing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Indiana
It's not just identifying the problem, but what caused the problem...
CrowntailxKing 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
I've got a problem :/ JKfish Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 20 11-26-2010 11:08 PM
We may have a problem here.... DragonFish Betta Fish Care 12 11-17-2009 08:24 AM
I think I have a big problem DaishaR Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 3 03-04-2008 08:11 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:27 AM.


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