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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello. My betta fish has been bloated for about a month and a half. I am not sure what the cause is, but think she maybe swallowed gravel. It's been too long for her to be gravid. I have fed her peas for fiber, daphnia for laxatives, dosed her with epsom salt, and intermittently fasted her. The...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 10 gallons 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? Yes. Divided tank with 2 other female Bettas...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, My female betta is really bloated (see attached photo). She is active though. She does not have any pine cones. I am maintaining the water temperate at 80F. I replace 75% of the water every week. I give her one pellet every day. I didn't feed her for the past two days. I do have Epsum...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I bought a new female betta on Monday. She was eating plenty and swimming a bunch the first day in her new tank. Her second day, Tuesday, she hid in her castle and would not come out for food. I noticed her belly to be a bit bloated. She was still active, though, and swam around. However, today...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I moved into a new apartment a few days ago and yesterday I noticed my female was suddenly REALLY fat, uncomfortably so. It was hard to see her struggle so I put her in an emergency cup so she wouldn't get stuck in her plants (my emergency tank is still being cleaned). So far, she still swims...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! I just got a new betta yesterday from the pet store and noticed she looks a little bloated. I have read a little about dropsy, but her scales seem normal. I am just concerned it might be the beginning. She is acting fine (swimming around, looking at me, etc). I fed her last night after I...
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