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  1. Bloating or Dropsy?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Stomach starting growing 2 days ago, diet is strictly BettaMin flake medley, rejects anything else. Will go up to top and bottom of tank, is perfectly active. I can’t tell if his scales are pineconed or he’s just fat. He gets fed a lot because we love him so much, maybe a little too much. Can...
  2. Chronic bloat, help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi guys! About two months ago I got a dumbo ear male who, since practically the first week, has been having health issues related to bloat and swim bladder disease. I started feeding him azoo flakes, but stopped after the first episode of bloat, then I gave him pre-soaked bettabit pellets (i...
  3. My Betta is Bloated and Lazy

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 3.5 Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? About 74 degrees Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? No Food: What food brand do you use? Omega...
  4. Popeye and Bloat?? Please Help!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I recently returned home after 1.5 weeks away. I had a friend house and pet sitting. 2 days after I got home, my betta Fish Mooney, started swimming on his side. I thought he may have been overfed, causing the bloating, so I fasted him for 2 days thinking that would help his bloating. Then...
  5. What Killed Lazuli? (Also advice on sterilizing tank)

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello all, I was very excited to share a few months back that I had bought a truly beautiful betta named Lazuli from import and breeder Glee Bettas. He arrived in tip top shape and had the personality of a golden retriever - never aggressive or shy, always curious and friendly. Didn't seem...
  6. Do Peas Help With Constipation?

    Betta Fish Care
    My Betta fish, Gustav, has been pooping in small amounts. They aren't solid brown so I am assuming he has constipation. I've been doing the Epsom salt method for a few days now in attempts to reduce his bloat. I was wondering, will peas help with constipation? I would like to hear your personal...
  7. My Betta Fish is Starting to Bloat! Tips for Beginner?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone! I am new to this thread so please be patient with me ;; I stumbled upon this website due to the current condition my betta fish is in. I've been researching around and found this little betta fish community because I ran out of options, I hope you guys can help me out here! I have...
  8. could my betta have died from TB? (long post)

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Before I begin, I’d like to say that my concern has a LOT of context behind it, and I would greatly appreciate it if you read everything in my post before answering. It’s the only way to get the full details and really narrow down the possibility of TB being the culprit. On that note, let me...
  9. is swim bladder disease time sensitive?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    my betta has had constipation/sbd for a little over a month now. i've been trying since day 1 to get rid of it, tons of fasting, pea feeding, epsom salt bathing, diet switching. i am now doing a long term epsom salt treatment plan where he stays in quarantine under moderated epsom salt...
  10. betta with SBD not eating daphnia

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My crowntail suffers from chronic SBD, most likely genetic as I've tried literally everything on the list for the past month and a half other than daphnia. (Peas, epsom salt, bacterial/parasitic medication, fasting.) My last resort is daphnia before I ultimately may have to put him to sleep...
  11. incurable swim bladder disorder

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    about a month ago, i switched my betta to flake food because i forgot to bring back his pellets from college. since then, he's had swim bladder issues for exactly a month now. the tank params are fine, and he switches between a 2.5 gal and a 5.5 gal between college/home breaks, both tanks are...
  12. *Help!*Constipation/Dropsy/Worms?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So this is my third post, and it has been almost two months now. My betta's stomach is still severely swollen, and he has gotten bigger. It can't be comfortable for him with how large he is. The problem is that after two months, he still hasn't started to pinecone, so I'm hesitant to call it on...
  13. Help! Bloated Betta!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 10 Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 78 Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? No Food: What food brand do you use? Wardley Do you feed...
  14. Help! Betta's Stomach still Swollen!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So, I posted a question a few weeks ago about my fish having an extremely bloated stomach. Since then I have bought new food for him with two proteins as the first ingredients, and it has more fiber to help him if he's constipated. I also bought some anti-parasite liquid and have started...
  15. HELP!! Sick fish, don't know what to do

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So I've had my fish for over a year, he's had the occasional bloat and float, mainly due to trying to find a food that works best for him. He's also half blind so he's a high maintenance fish. He has a glass food bowl where his food falls, a heater, several silk plants and a hide away skull...
  16. help, lost at what to do.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    okay so i really have no idea whats wrong with my betta fish Curtis, I got him at Walmart almost 3 months ago and he was fine, he would eat, swim around and he would always come up to me when I would feed him or when I would move my finger around the glass and when I looked into his tank...
  17. Betta Slightly Bloated. Constipation? Dropsy?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 5 Gal Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 80 Degrees Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? No Food: What food brand do you use? Aqueon...
  18. What's wrong with Ariel?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone. This is my first time posting here but we are hoping someone can help us with our girl, Ariel who we believe is at death's door. Short version- Is this velvet? Long version- Two weeks ago we bought our first fish, Ariel for our daughter's birthday. She was in a tank with 7 or 8...
  19. Sick Betta: Ich, Fin Rot, Bloat

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, New here, appreciate your help and advice: We got our first Betta, Schmoby, a few months ago from Petsmart. He was in good health and we kept him in a 4.5 gallon, unfiltered, heated tank with aquarium salt and 3 moss balls. He was very happy and healthy, blowing bubble nests and...
  20. Possible Dropsy.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey everyone. Its been awhile since I've been on here, and sadly my reason for returning is my lovely Norman may have Dropsy. He is currently in a 5.5 gallon heated tank with a filter. No live plants. Fed roughly every day to every other day, about 5-8 pellets a time. I only opted to do every...
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