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  1. Betta Fish Care
    My betta kept getting a recurring very serious swollen stomach. Just laid on his side all day like he was very sick. Tried everything like epsom dips and salted water but it kept coming back. Was feeding only Tetra Betta pellets. He wouldn’t eat daphnia. Tried adding Bug Bites, which he did eat...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I work at a pet store that sells Bettas. We're a small store with a staff of 6 and I am the only one who takes care of them. They live in chain pet store plastic tubs that are much too small for them, and I treat their water with the store's brand conditioner and bio-boost, and throw a small...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, I just decided to get an account here because I've been stalking the forums a great deal for advise already! Recently I bought a very sick fish from the store in hopes that I could nurse him back to health. He had telltale signs of Swim Bladder Disease: he was bound to the bottom...
  7. 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...
  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So I know I went into this mommy hood uneducated on bettas, and I feel absolutely horrible about that! Since, I've done a lot of research and learned I was a very horrible mom, with the best intentions ever. Prior to his sickness I was changing his water once every week, and feeding him 2x per...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello all, new here but have been lurking the last few days trying to learn about Betta care and solving my current issue. The wealth of information here has been crucial to saving our betta and putting him on the road to recovery! Anyway, full disclosure: prior to finding this site, my wife...
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello all. I really need your help. My male crown tail, Finley, suffered from Temp. Shock around August. He's still suffering from what I believe is a sensitive immune system. Today, he's easily prone to constipation, bloating, and swim bladder. The thing I'm worried about is his discoloration...
  11. Betta Fish Care
    So far I've been feeding pellets most days and bloodwords, probably more often than I should. But, after doing some reading I've figured out this can cause more damage than I originally thought. What kind of frozen shrimp should I purchase for my betta? Should I give him some daphnia because...
  12. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My plakat has been bloated for a few days now and even more so since yesterday as my mom fed him without me knowing. He just had a 100% water change yesterday and is now in his QT home. He cannot swim down to the bottom at all and floats right back up, he also is stuck to his side whenever he's...
  13. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey guys. I've recently had a terrible experience with giving my Betta, Finley, a temperature shock. I feel horrible, and I want to do everything in my power to help him get better. Day 1 - I made the mistake of taking him out during a water change in my 5 gallon. My intention was to clean the...
  14. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had my Betta fish for about 4 weeks now and I think he's bloated. I've tried feeding him peas but he wouldn't eat it. He also doesn't eat his pellets. I fed 3 to him and he spit two of them out and only ate one. He seems to have a hard time swimming around and is usually lying around on the...
  15. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I was given a bowl for a betta about 4 weeks ago. I was uncomfortable with the bowl as it didn't fit my usual requirements for a betta home but when ahead and used it anyway as it was a gift. The water has been changed weekly and replaced water from my 240L community tank. Unfortunately my...
  16. Betta Fish Care
    My double tail Shay is freakishly sensitive to constipation. He used to eat and not have this problem, but now even after a tiny meal [1-2 pellets] once a day, he gets constipated. Even if the food is pre soaked. he used to eat aqueon pellets, but now eats omega one and NLS pellets. I have a...
  17. Betta Fish Care
    About two days ago Pontus became suddenly bloated and constipated. Its to a point where he swims differently because of it. I've fasted him the past two days but it hasn't helped. Yesterday I moved the small heater from one of my other tanks into his to see if it would help. The only change was...
  18. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Okay, so within the past few days I noticed that my betta fish, Takeshi, has had some pretty significant (in my opinion, at least--he's the first betta I've ever owned) bloating. He gets fed dry flakes once a day. The only problem is that I just discovered that my mother, who feeds him during...
  19. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a female betta sorority and they are all doing great with each other. One of my girls is very bloated right now however the other girls are just fine. I've noticed that after she eats my flake food she swims down and trys to eat the corycat's food. I know she's bloated because she's...
  20. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi all! My poor male betta (about 1.5 years old) has been sick for about five days, and I'm assuming it's swim bladder disease due to constipation (I fed him a bloodworm without soaking it well enough and he was on his side within the night; he's currently giving me the stink eye.) Tank size...
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