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Old 07-10-2011, 06:05 PM   #1 
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My Betta has "The Betta Bump"

My baby Red has a bump on his upper body. Over feeding? Burns? Help!

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Old 07-10-2011, 07:12 PM   #2 
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It looks like bloat. Fill out the form on top of the "Betta Emergencies" folder. But it does look like bloat. Fill out the form and I'll give you a medication plan. *giggles to self* I feel like a doctor!
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Old 07-10-2011, 07:26 PM   #3 
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where's the form? And...is a bloat dangerous! Should I be worried?
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Old 07-10-2011, 07:31 PM   #4 
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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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No bloat isn't usually dangerous, fasting is the easiest way of treating it, one of my guys, Max, got bloat and I fasted him for 36 hrs, and then he was fine.
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Old 07-10-2011, 07:32 PM   #6 
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Bloat can lead to serious problems but I believe its cause his tummy is huge. How much are you feeding him? To solve it stop feeding him for a while and make sure he is pooping lol and adding epsom salt 1tsp/ gal will help to... but I dont see the bump on his top that you said was there?
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Old 07-10-2011, 07:34 PM   #7 
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Depending on how the bloat is, Epsom salt may be required, but try fasting him first.
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Depending on how the bloat is, Epsom salt may be required, but try fasting him first.
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Old 07-10-2011, 07:36 PM   #9 
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I think he meant on the front half... his sides are swollen at the fin.
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Old 07-10-2011, 07:38 PM   #10 
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What size is your tank? 2.5 gal
What temperature is your tank? About 75 F
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? None

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Frozen bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice, once in morning once at night

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? 2 a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? bettasafe

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

Ammonia: 0
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Bump on his tummy
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? he's acting REALLY lax
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Today (it started today too)
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No, just really lax
How old is your fish (approximately)? Half a year? I got him at PetCo so I don't know

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