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Old 04-14-2011, 07:06 PM   #1 
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please! someone help my baby!

Ok...eppy is super bloated and floating on his side...by bloated I mean his belly looks like a ball! Please someone help me! Hes struggling to swim because he can't stay down and its heartbreaking!
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Old 04-14-2011, 07:16 PM   #2 
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Im sorry. I wish I knew enough to help. one thing I've seen over and over is u will need to fill out the form....its a sticky up top. basically, what are your water temps, what size is tank, is it heated, did u test the water, how long has he been acting like this, what have u done to treat so far. good luck, I good someone can help....
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:02 PM   #3 
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do you have any pictures? also do his scales look raised?
I know my boy had some bouyancy issues after his last full water change, but they settled down.
fill out the sticky on the top of this section so we can have a better idea of the situation
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:40 PM   #4 
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Ok...eppy is super bloated and floating on his side...by bloated I mean his belly looks like a ball! Please someone help me! Hes struggling to swim because he can't stay down and its heartbreaking!
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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)?
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:31 PM   #5 
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False alarm guys! He is back to normal now...odd but way better than having him die...I think he needed to go to the bathroom...thank god he's gonna be ok
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:13 PM   #6 
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If you could still fill out the questions it would be a great way to find out why that happened. You want to eliminate the cause of it.
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Old 04-17-2011, 01:07 PM   #7 
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ok....sorry this is so late...school has taken up all of my time and Eppy has been confusing the heck out of me...one day he is bloated beyond belief and the next hes his cute little self swimming around normally...so here are the questions i answered
Housing
What size is your tank? 1 gallon
What temperature is your tank? Idk hes in my room which is a constant temperature
Does your tank have a filter? No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? no
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? Hes alone

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once a day 3 or 2 pellets cause hes so small

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? Once a week because im busy all the time and I do not have time…
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100 %
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Betta water conditioner

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? Idk for any of them

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

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? He is super bloated (he looks like he swallowed a small marble) then he is better the next day
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He floats to the top when he is bloated
When did you start noticing the symptoms? About a week ago and he has been off and on all week
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Nope…im trying to figure is out…
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Nope
How old is your fish (approximately)? Very young…hes half the size of all my other boys

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Housing
What size is your tank? 1 gallon
What temperature is your tank? Idk hes in my room which is a constant temperature
Does your tank have a filter? No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? no
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? Hes alone

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once a day 3 or 2 pellets cause hes so small

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? Once a week because im busy all the time and I do not have time…
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100 %
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Betta water conditioner

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? Idk for any of them

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

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? He is super bloated (he looks like he swallowed a small marble) then he is better the next day
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He floats to the top when he is bloated
When did you start noticing the symptoms? About a week ago and he has been off and on all week
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Nope…im trying to figure is out…
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Nope
How old is your fish (approximately)? Very young…hes half the size of all my other boys

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Old 04-17-2011, 02:07 PM   #8 
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Old 04-17-2011, 02:19 PM   #9 
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Does it happen more in particular right after you feed him? Some bettas get reaaally bloated right after they eat. You can try soaking his pellets in some of his tank water for 5-10 minutes before feeding him so they don't swell inside of him.

Your water change schedule isn't horrible, but it's preferable to change a 1 gallon bowl 100% at least 3 times a week. The best schedule is every other day or every day. You're stressing him out by not changing it that often, and that could be contributing to his bloating.
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Old 04-17-2011, 02:38 PM   #10 
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hmmm ok...im currently upgrading their tanks to much better ones but seeing that i have alot of fish and not enough money the process of buying tanks is slow...but im getting there. i might try soaking them in water before i feed him..i have been feeding him only two pellets lately...hes awful small.. and all my other boys get 4 pellets and they dont ever have a problem with bloat (i use the same pellets for all of them)
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