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Old 11-26-2011, 04:12 PM   #1 
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what is wrong?

Alright, so I've had many males before but never have they done this. They had ich earlier in the weak and thankfully a run of meds took care of it. Now though they are both lethargic. I mean they've been sleeping for 24 hours+. I thought they were dead but they are breathing. One is simply bobbing up and down, not eating or swimming. The other is sleeping and swims horizontally rarely and only for short bursts. Their eyes are both cloudy, one having cloudier eyes than the other. And they seem a bit bigger but not extreme like popeye.


Mr Pumpkin






Bobbing
Lethargy
sleeping all the time
eyes very cloudy and a bit larger than before.
won't eat

Mubai




sleeping all day
lethargy
moves occasionally and thats about it
won't eat



Both have their own 10gals to themselves. Lots of hiding places. Water parameters are all normal. What is this...I'm honestly very worried right now...Ich is one thing...but this is looking very sad.
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Old 11-26-2011, 04:29 PM   #2 
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Alright so now I know they are starting with dropsy...they are bobbing now and looking a bit bloated. Their scales are a bit elevated. But can they have swollen eyes with dropsy?
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Old 11-26-2011, 05:29 PM   #3 
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can you answer this?
Housing
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)?

also the swollen eyes are probably popeye... they don't have to be extreme... fixed by aquarium salt... I don't know if this is safe in combo with dropsy though... I've never experienced it and have no idea how to treat it... :/ hopefully someone else will be able to help with this.... you're sure they're pineconing?
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