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Old 09-15-2011, 03:12 PM   #1 
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Looks like he swallowed a golf ball!

Zircon (my crowntail) 's stomach is huge, and swollen. He can't swim properly and is floating at the top. It looks really bad.
I've been feeding him freeze dried bloodworms for the last few days cause i ran out of pellets :$ and he always looked a little bloated after, like he wasnt able to swim. So i hurried out and got pellets (betta bites) by HBH and fed about 3 to him yesterday. He looked fine all night but in the morning his stomach was extremely big.
Help! none of my other fish have this problem .
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Old 09-15-2011, 03:17 PM   #2 
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Sounds like he is bloated, can you post a picture?
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Old 09-15-2011, 03:20 PM   #3 
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I searched everywhere for the camera, but i can't find it,. It looks exactly
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Old 09-15-2011, 03:25 PM   #4 
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The freeze dried bloodworms are an occasional treat, or else it could cause bloating and possible SBD (swim bladder disorder). Also, when pellets soak up water, they tend to expand, so they probably expanded in his stomach, adding on to the bloat. I'd fast him for maybe 2 days and epsom salt, 1 tsp per gal.
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Old 09-15-2011, 03:26 PM   #5 
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okay, thanks.
Will he die? And will aq salt work?
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Old 09-15-2011, 03:26 PM   #6 
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Feeze-dried bloodworms are notorious for causing bloat :/ Dont feed him for a couple days, and if he doesnt improve, ask how to use Epsom Salt.
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Old 09-15-2011, 03:27 PM   #7 
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okay, thanks.
Will he die? And will aq salt work?
No, it's unlikely that he'll die, and AQ salt will not work, only additive-free Epsom salt. Should be found anywhere really, it's like a bath salt, but get one thats as pure as possible.
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Old 09-15-2011, 03:28 PM   #8 
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Thank you very much :)
it's not contagious, is it ?
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Old 09-15-2011, 03:53 PM   #9 
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No not at all! But it just makes it hard for them to swim properly.. and yeah as bettafish15 said, try to get the purest epsom salt, unscented. It is found everywhere; I picked mine up at CVS, although I see it at Target, Walmart, etc... maybe even grocery stores.
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Old 09-15-2011, 04:49 PM   #10 
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I just found an unopened pack in my room :D
how much should i put in ?
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