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Old 08-14-2011, 11:25 AM   #1 
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Unhappy Dropsy?

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What size is your tank? 3G
What temperature is your tank? 80 degrees F
Does your tank have a filter? YES
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? NO
Is your tank heated? YES
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? NONE

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Omega One betta buffet flakes/ freeze dried blood worms
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 times a day(morning/evening)

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? 100% every 4th day
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? topfin betta water conditioner, also recently API AQ salt due to a tail biting incident.

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

Ammonia: N/A
Nitrite:N/A
Nitrate:N/A
pH:N/A
Hardness: N/A
Alkalinity: N/A

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? his belly is bloated/grey. eyes swollen a bit.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? lethargic, irritable
When did you start noticing the symptoms?this morning, his belly has been bloated for 2 or 3 days though. just realized the whole thing this morning.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?not yet, want to know if it's dropsy first...
Does your fish have any history of being ill? just a short bit of tail biting which has healed.
How old is your fish (approximately)? 7 months? got him in june at petsmart and he was pretty good size so i am assuming he was about 4/5 months when i got him..



For the life of me my computer won't upload the pics.....so working on that
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Old 08-14-2011, 11:34 AM   #2 
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I can't remember from the other post, but the freeze dried worms, is it an everyday food, or just a couple times a week treat? Just curious since it causes bloating and constipation.
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the bloodworms are a very occasional treat. he might get one or two worms every couple of weeks.
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Old 08-14-2011, 11:45 AM   #4 
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:( Okay, I'm all out of ideas other then the dropsy. Hopefully soon as it gets later in the day more of the regulars will be on to help.
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ok :( ...thank you for your help!
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Old 08-14-2011, 11:47 AM   #6 
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Are his scales raised at all?
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:06 PM   #7 
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^+1 Neil
Also what is the does of AQ salt you have in the tank? and can you stop it AQ salt will actually help cause dropsy fish to bloat more. and can you get any photos yet?
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Are his scales raised at all?
yes they do appear raised :(
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:08 PM   #9 
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I would go ahead and change him into the ES. It won't hurt him doing so.
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:09 PM   #10 
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Creat---i only put a teaspoon in there. it's temporary, and i will not continue it from now on. pictures will virtually never load on this computer so i even tried on my mum's desktop and i still couldn't get them uploaded. my camera is bad and you cant tell much anyway except his grey belly.
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