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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I got my fish about a month ago and I noticed that he keeps getting bloated. I fast him every week and he became sick recently which we're treating. He didn't eat for about 4 days and 2 pellets got him bloated again. We're feeding him the New Life Spectrum fish pellet. Just wondering what I can...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Before I learned here that it's not always recommended, I fed our bloated (but otherwise seemingly just-as-normal) betta tender cooked cooled pea over the last two days, having fasted him for three days. His bloat has subsided, but not gone away. I'm inclined to fast him a few more days and...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey all ... So I am getting ready to dose my little ct with API General Cure, and have found a few different ways to dose but I just want to make sure I am doing it correctly! He is in a 1 gallon hospital tank right now.... So what would be the absolute easiest way to dose him? I was...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So I have been fasting my new guy for two days now due to bloat. Nothing has happened, if you know what I mean, and I am just wondering when I should do th Epsom salt treatment and for how long? I was going to do the pea option, but I hear its not that great for them I looked in the stickies...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta Mycah has been bloated for a very long time now! It has been a recurring problem for MONTHS! I've tried fasting, peas, warmer temps, and daphnia. I'm absolutely at a loss for how to make him better. His feeding schedule has been strange for months now because of the bloating, but on a...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Unfortunately I listened to a couple of my friends "Oh my betta has these, never has bloat problems, I don't know what people are carry on for" and so I bought some freeze dried blackworms, I fed them to my boys maybe two nights in a row and then fed my boys their normal food and then the next...
  7. Betta Fish Care
    I've noticed my male betta has grown a little belly on the left side. his scales appear brighter in that spot as you can see in the picture. I'm pretty sure he has no pine cone scales. we just feed him every day but try not to overdo it. I'm thinking he may need to fast for a few days. any...
  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? Quarantine in 1 gallon, normal 5 gallons What temperature is your tank? 76 degrees Does your tank have a filter? Yes Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Is your tank heated? Yes What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None atm...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 3.5 gals What temperature is your tank? 76 Does your tank have a filter? Yes Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Is your tank heated? No What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None Food What type of food do you feed your betta...
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 3 gallons What temperature is your tank? 80 degrees Does your tank have a filter? yes, sponge filter Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no Is your tank heated? yes What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none Food What type of...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta has been scarily bloated for 3 days that I am aware of now. He is acting relatively normal, swimming normally, his fins look fine & he has appetite &doesn't seem to have discolorations or look paler yet anyway. He was spending a few days just hanging out in the corner of the tank an...
  12. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So I'm pretty sure I'm dealing with SBD in Mr. Squishy :-( He is a double tail with a crooked spine. We got him about 2 weeks ago to go into my daughter's 20g tank. 3 days ago, we found him bloated and swimming at the top of his tank, acting pretty normal except a bit freaked out about not...
  13. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I posted about my poor Betta elsewhere not so long ago, describing my constant troubles keeping my Teddy Salad healthy. Lately things have taken an extreme turn for the worse. In the middle of treating Mr. Salad for fin rot with aquarium salt (with some successful regrowth), he started showing...
  14. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have posted here before when Fizz came down with mild Swim Bladder Disorder back in July. He was cured of it and has done fine until now. http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=227522 Currently he is showing signs of bloating. Starting around the end of November/early December I noticed...
  15. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    She acts healthy and is very active. Eats normally. I try not to over feed her. Her belly became bloated I think over a week ago.. I did a water change and added epsom salt yesterday. She is in a 5 gallon tank with heater/filter. Temp stays on 80. Is she bloated or does she have eggs in her...
  16. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had my betta Ruffles for a little over 2 years now. Suddenly he stopped eating about 3 weeks ago. I haven't seen him eat but he doesn't seem to be getting any skinnier... He seems to be a little bloated and is pretty lethargic, just floats around using his front fins only and never flares...
  17. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    sorry for the large images.. Housing What size is your tank? 2.5 gallon What temperature is your tank? Not sure Does your tank have a filter? Yes Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Is your tank heated? No What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None...
  18. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi Everyone, Alphie is my beautiful Blue Betta. He lives in a 4 Gal tank with heater, filtration etc. I noticed yesterday that he was bloated and hanging out on the bottom of the tank with face toward the gravel and his tail slightly raised. Sort of a downward angle. He doesn't appear to have...
  19. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello Everyone, I've had my betta for almost a year. I keep him in a filtered aquarium tank and feed him hikari betta pellets 3 times a day, usually 5-10 pellets each. He has a heater that keeps the temperature around 85 F. I went on vacation and kept him in the care of a friend. After I...
  20. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My beautiful new female betta has just developed what looks like bloat in a very short amount of time. I was wondering if anyone could help identify what's wrong? I tried to make the photos smaller but it isn't working properly.
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