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Old 09-01-2011, 10:01 AM   #1 
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boyancy issues ??

One of my females is having boyancy issues she keeps swimming down then kinda floating upwards n tilting 2 the side once at the top, her egg 'stick' is showing n she has slight vertical stripes does this mean shes got eggs or could it be something else??
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Old 09-01-2011, 10:16 AM   #2 
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Well, the 'ovipositor' will always show.
She might have a swim bladder problem. It's caused by overfeeding, feeding freeze-dried things too much, and too low temps.

You can treat by fasting for 3 days and then feeding daphnia on the 4th day.

How many gallons is your tank?
What & How often do you feed, and what amount?
What temp. is your tank at?
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Old 09-01-2011, 10:37 AM   #3 
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You can treat by fasting for 3 days and then feeding daphnia on the 4th day.

How many gallons is your tank?
What & How often do you feed, and what amount?
What temp. is your tank at?
My tanks 80f of a day n 78f of a night, its 129liters and there fed every other day as they were only fed frozen bloodworms they eat about 7-8 twice everyother day, I'm currently tryin 2 change that by not feeding for a few days them giving them only pellets i have the tetrabetta pellets.
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Frozen bloodworms are fine. It's the freeze-dreid ones that you want to look out for. However, 7-8 bloodworms twice a day every other day seems like a lot...
Try feeding 3-4 for each fish twice or three times week.
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Frozen bloodworms are fine. It's the freeze-dreid ones that you want to look out for. However, 7-8 bloodworms twice a day every other day seems like a lot...
Try feeding 3-4 for each fish twice or three times week.

thats the amount they fed them at the pet shop, which is another reason why i wana change them on2 pellets cos i really dont wana over fed them cos it can give them SBD (i think) unless im mistaken, I'm new to keeping betta but wana give them the best life i possibly can
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Usually the petstores don't feed them correctly.
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Usually the petstores don't feed them correctly.
So should i decrease it all at once or slowly, and will it cause them any harm cutting there food down when there used to having so much each time, cos at the store they were being fed everyday n i've cut it 2 everyother day cos i though that amount every day was way to much
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So should i decrease it all at once or slowly, and will it cause them any harm cutting there food down when there used to having so much each time, cos at the store they were being fed everyday n i've cut it 2 everyother day cos i though that amount every day was way to much
Yes, just cut them down completely. They aren't like people. Bettas don't have a hunger pain like we do- when they see food, they go for it. They're opportunistic eaters. :P
By cutting down food do you mean ALL food? Or just the bloodworms? You should still be feeding 3 pellets, twice a day, everyday (with one fasting day a week- no food). Bloodworms can be used either as a snack (usually 2 bloodworms in between a meal) or to replace a meal (3-4 bloodworms).
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By cutting down food do you mean ALL food? Or just the bloodworms? You should still be feeding 3 pellets, twice a day, everyday (with one fasting day a week- no food). Bloodworms can be used either as a snack (usually 2 bloodworms in between a meal) or to replace a meal (3-4 bloodworms).

They only eat bloodworms, I've tried soaking them. crushing them n even soaking them in garlic n they just wont take them, the aquatics guy said that they dont eat the pellets either apparently i brought the only 3 that dont eat the pellets which to be honest i aint buying the shop sold bettas but didnt stock there food, thankfully they werent an impulse buy n i already had everything at home ready for when i got them back.
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Oh boy.... I didn't realize all they ate were the worms...
Well, try fasting them for 3-4 days. NO FOOD. Then try feeding pellets.
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