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  1. Female Betta Bloated: Constipated? Egg Bound? or Dropsy?

    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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. edema and fungus

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    my betta calypso began exhibiting dropsy and pineconing last week. shes been treated with kanaplex and and pure epsom salt since i first noticed. now shes started to develop fungus. is it best to euthanize her? or should i keep treating her for a bit, then if i see no improvement, euthanize. she...
  5. Goodbye to Xander, the fierce orchid

    Betta Memorials
    I want to say goodbye to Xander who was not even 1 year old. I got you on the 25th of May when you were 7 months old and even though I only had you for three months, the bond felt much more stronger than that. But then you developed a sudden case of dropsy and pineconed within a single day. I...
  6. 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...
  7. Help! Dropsy?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Yesterday I noticed my betta's stomach looked a bit round and bloated, so I started looking up what it could be. I found that he could just be bloated but became worried when one site said that it could be dropsy because it is more noticeable when you look from the top of the water down at the...
  8. 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...
  9. Mystery Lumps & Possible Dropsy?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    This is Helios, I have had him for 3 years and got him from a local pet store. About 4-5 months ago he developed odd white lumps under his eye and on this tail. I kept an eye on these and added aquarium salt and IAL to help any possible issues naturally and placed him in a 1g medical tank, I...
  10. dead betta no apparent reason? (sudden dropsy???)

    Betta Fish Care
    The first betta fish that I got about 6 months ago died a few days ago and I don't understand what I did wrong. He used to live in a 30l (about 8gal) Mirabello newa tank, the pump, heater, light and 2 filters came with it, I only had to add the media to the pump. I cycled the tank before...
  11. My betta might be dying!!! He stopped eating 5 days ago due to dropsy??

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I am currently studying in France and my Betta traveled with me. It was hard to get all the necessities, so his temporary home is a 2.5G with no filter but I change the water every 2-3 days (using API Stress Coat + Seachem prime conditioner) I've had him since April. I don't know what happened...
  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. Is this Dropsy?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey everyone, I am not a normal member of this site but I thought I could come here for a quick question. I purchased my sad little betta about two months back because he was in this disgusting container from Walmart and it has been a roller coaster since. STATS: My mom bought me a 3.5 gallon...
  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. Need help with sick betta!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I got my betta fish Kevin at Petco as a baby last June, so he's now a little over a year old. A few months ago, I noticed a small bump on his side. It didn't seem to be effecting him much, and after lots of research I concluded that it was probably a tumor, and there wasn't really anything I...
  16. PLEASE HELP - What's inside my betta?!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Thanks to all who responded to my original post! (http://www.bettafish.com/99-betta-fish-diseases-emergencies/709233-please-help-very-sick-betta-dropsy.html) My little guy is still hanging on, somehow. As I mentioned before, my male Betta has been really bloated for the past few weeks and...
  17. Please help! Very sick betta - dropsy?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi all, I rescued a Betta fish about a month ago, and since I got him he's had issues with his swim bladder. It wasn't a major problem until two and a half weeks ago (stress of moving two hours away, probably), when his belly swelled up like crazy. At first I thought it was dropsy, but his...
  18. What's up with Whip?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi guys! I apologize in advance for the lengthy post but some backstory may be necessary here. In January, we got our 5 year old daughter a female Betta named Ariel. Shorty after she got a little bloated and seemed sick. Turned out this was just her needing a better heater and she has...
  19. Swelling/pinconeing on one side?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, so one of my male bettas, Moka, got sick a week or two (maybe a little more) ago. He developed this whitish sore on his side, behind his fin near his gills. I moved him to a one gallon for treatment, since I didn't want the corys to get sick. Now the sore is gone, but the same spot has...
  20. Betta dropsy help!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I recently lost my betta to dropsy, I am really upset about it. I have read about bettas and did the research before getting my 1st from the pet shop. I just want to know if I did anything that would have caused this. I originally had him in a 3l bowl when I got him and shortly after bought...
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