tomorrow I'm going to buy some Epson salt, but I'm not really sure how to treat dropsy(I'm searching the web right now for it) :( I'm really worried, I've only heard sad story's about bettas with dropsy and mine is laying on his side and only moves to get air. I've moved him into a cup from petco and when I get the epson salt I'm moving him into a wide low container....
I've been gone all day, and he was fine in the morning, and this is him at the end of the day D:
If he's eating, try Jungle Labs Anti-Parasite Medicated Pellets. If he's not, Maracyn I and II as Pataflafla said. Epsom salts would be 2 tsp per gallon to start with. I hope he gets better, poor guy. Is he constipated by any chance?
It's the metrodinazole (can never spell that) in the Anti-Parasite pellets that work against bacterial infections.
Combine Maracyn 1 and 2 with an aggressive dose of epsom salt and keep the tank as dark as possible. Parasite medication might help, but he doesn't look like he would ever have parasites.
Tetracycline might help too. We're using that instead of Maracyn 2 since our Petsmart didn't sell it.
Unfortunately, chances are he won't make it if he's already pineconing, but I really hope he does.
aww, how soon do they usually start pine coning, was mine really fast compared to normal?
Sakura8 If he's eating, try Jungle Labs Anti-Parasite Medicated Pellets. If he's not, Maracyn I and II as Pataflafla said. Epsom salts would be 2 tsp per gallon to start with. I hope he gets better, poor guy. Is he constipated by any chance?
The food I gave him this morning hadn't been eaten, and I don't know if he's constipated but the cup is bare so I'll be able to tell if he is or not after a while.
Thanks, I'm going to get those meds tomorrow morning so I can start treating him as soon as I can.
I can't say much about medication, when Cleo got dropsy I used tetracycline at first but it didn't help, she got better and then got worse and I had to put her down, I think most bacterial strains are too evolved because of tetracycline abuse.. I would use the pellets Sakura spoke about, they're the ones with the metro I was talking about in the other thread, Darkmoon used them on her goldfish with dropsy and it cured it :).. Put lots of tannins in his water with the epsom.. Make it as dark as you can, like tea... I hope he gets better soon!