So, Ghengis has been constipated for a while now, and I've tried flaring sessions with him, epsom salt... and now the pea method. Unfortunately I'm unable to get daphnia, but it looks too late now... He's got dropsy. And yes, before anyone says I am wasting my time, I KNOW dropsy is a shot in the dark to heal or reverse, and he'd have to be under superb care if he DID survive.
The other one is little Rose who has popeye in one eye from being slammed into by one of the more aggressive gals in the sorority, and now she too has dropsy, and my understanding is her organs were damaged during her beating
Again, I KNOW it is a shot in the dark, and I'm probably wasting my time, but if I said I was wasting my time for every betta who was terribly sick I wouldn't have had Admiral, Sarah, Suzi, I wouldn't have tried so hard with Maine, Riddle, or Shadow (and Shadow ALMOST survived that terrible disease)... I wouldn't even be owning fish if I gave up so easily!
Ghengis is active, making a nest, flaring and showing off, begging for food and being his little ol' self. I owe it to him to try, even if I have a 1 in 10'000 chance with him/them...
I'm adding 4 teaspoons of epsom per gallon ( they are in a divided 10 with 6 gallons of water), PLUS maracyn 2 which claims to help dropsy and popeye. I remembered this, so I decided to try it as a slim chance thing... I DO have kanaplex, but I don't want to be super dosing them, unless someone recommends it. But since the maracyn 2 is in there I'm unsure if I could use it anyways, because I don't know much of mixing meds other than combos like maracyn and maracyn 2, etc.
My question, what is the survival rate of dropsy victims? I know what dropsy is, but I have heard of the very very very rare cases of survival.
also, is it safe to feed the high protein meat of fresh mealworms to both? On here I read a post from OFL I believe, saying if the fish will eat, feed it. Let them have everything they can to survive!
another question is, how much epsom is safe to use? I've heard ranges of 3-5 tsp per gallon.
I would've euthanised them, however someone has my clove oil (brother had a tooth ache).