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  1. Fat, Constipated, or Infested? Female betta-- advice needed

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi there, this is my first post on this forum, and I'm looking for some advice. I'll lay my situation out as clearly and concisely as possible, but I'll warn you now this is going to be long. Monday, 7/6 my friend told me that she wanted to get rid of the fish she had-- two female bettas and...
  2. Dropsy vs. Constipation vs. Swim Bladder??

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello folks! I've had my DT betta, Finn, for about a year and a half and he's been a great little guy (despite his fin-chewing habit). I have experience keeping several bettas a long time ago, but I've forgotten a lot about it since then! I had surgery on my ankle about 12 days ago and stayed...
  3. Female Koi with Dropsy

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    It's been a while since I've logged on, but I picked up betta fish again when I was given a gorgeous little koi betta from petco for my graduation. Unfortunately, that meant I didn't have time to cycle the tank (5.5g fluval spec, heated), but I change the water daily 25-30% and have been...
  4. Bloated belly

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    About 2 weeks ago i added 2 new corys to the tank, and a couple days after my bettas stomach was HUGE! I figured maybe he was constipated and so i stopped feeding him for a few days and no change at all....Now im worried because there is still no change and ive looked online and cannot figure...
  5. Bloated Betta!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 2.5 g Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 79 F 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? A mix of Omega...
  6. 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...
  7. Should I be worried?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Alphonsis is quite old so I tend to lean on the side of caution with him. I get nervous when possible health issues arise and I'm wondering if I should take action at this point. I usually cyphon his poops out of his substrate every couple days and I've noticed that he's not pooping anymore. I...
  8. constipated fish please help

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    my betta fish is constipated and ive tried feeding him peas and also going a few days without food but neither one of these has worked. i heard that daphnia is used for severe constipation but ive looked all over and cant find it any where, if anyone has any other suggestions I would really...
  9. Constipated?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? - 7 gal. Does it have a filter? - No Does it have a heater? - Yes What temperature is your tank? - 78 F Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? - Yes Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? - No Food: What food brand do you use? -...
  10. Bloat, Constipation, SBD, or Dropsy??

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! I have had Steve a little over 1 year, and last week I noticed he was extremely bloated. After some research, I decided to fast him until the bloating when down, and do a water change. I changed about 90% of the water and cleaned everything in his tank. Although most sites recommended...
  11. Help with (I think) extremely constipated betta

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Afternoon, guys. My work boy Charming is extremely constipated (I think). He is bloated, sits upright on the bottom of the tank, and is acting kind of like he has SBD (he is sort of lethargic, but does get a burr up his butt and swims around like normal when he feels like it. Especially when I...
  12. Female Bloated or "Eggy"?

    Breeding Betta Fish
    My female betta has an awfully large stomach. It is not Dropsy, because I lost my last betta to Dropsy and she acts nothing like he did. She eats eagerly, is active, and her scales are not pineconing. However, she still is very big. I at first thought she was bloated/constipated, and fasted her...
  13. Betta pooping snail?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi, I had my betta with a yellow mystery snail, and they were living in harmony. This is my work tank, so I leave it over the weekend. I was sick on monday, and was away from my tank for 3 days. At some point my snail died (I don't know why) and my betta ate it... a huge amount of it. There...
  14. Constipation and other troubles.

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Poor Quincy has been a slow pooper from the start, and while I was dealing with a dying fish I wasn't watching him as closely as I usually do so he ended up constipated. I'm not sure exactly when it happened but I noticed the slight bloating 2 weeks ago. I started fasting but I was one QT...
  15. Epsom Salt Bath Duration?

    Betta Fish Care
    I know in tank epsom salt treatment is preferred but isn't possible in all situations. I'd just like to know what is the necessary duration and how often it needs to be done to have an effect? To add some context, I have a slow pooper who is rather constipated atm. Usually I'm careful to wait...
  16. Bloated/Constipated?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta, Norman, stopped eating and was having trouble swimming about a week ago. Around the same time I noticed some fin rot, so I started salt bathing him. He is now swimming around almost normal, and the rot rot is much better (still a little black in a few places, but I'm extremely pleased...
  17. Betta Constipated? Tumor?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey everyone. My betta Kiro is really sick, and I cannot figure out what is wrong with him. I have been extremely ill, and had been in and out of the hospital for around a month (starting in late May). My brother cared for my fish while I was ill, unfortunately in my state I was only able to...
  18. Consptipated Betta

    Betta Fish Care
    Hey guys. My male betta Oscar has not been pooping as much as he normally does, but when he does its still healthy looking. His stomach has a slight bulge to it and is silver ish on the bottom and seems constipated. No signs of swim bladder disease. Anyone got any constipation tips or how to fix...
  19. Help!

    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...
  20. HELP! Bloated Betta Fish

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I am still pretty new to betta fish care and this is the first time my betta has seemed off. I fed him this morning and he ate his food like he normally does, but then about two hours later he appeared to be bloated. I looked for all of the signs of dropsy, but he does not appear to have them or...
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