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  1. Popeye?? How to treat?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello Everyone, I just got home from a quick out of town trip (gone for 2.5 days). As usual, I checked on my tanks right after walking in the house. First tank...all good. Second tank... My betta there's an issue. While feeding him he only ate a couple of pellets and then I noticed Gilbert's...
  2. Sick Betta - Am I Missing Anything?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone! This community was so wonderful to me when I first got my betta, Karl, with advice on how to care for him (first time betta owner; I rescued him from a bowl in the middle of a conference table at work), I'm hoping for some help once more. I noticed a few days ago that Karl has...
  3. Will epsom salt kill my live plants?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, I'm pretty sure my male veiltail betta has swim bladder. I've seen him just sitting at the bottom of his tank laying on his side. I'm going to treat with some epsom salt but I've got some java moss and a few moss balls in there with him right now. Will the epsom salt harm the...
  4. 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? -...
  5. Methylene Blue

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! I'm currently using Methylene Blue to treat some mild Popeye in my oldest betta, Sherlock. I tried first treating with Epsom salt and daily or every two day water changes, but the Popeye persisted. There are no directions on the bottle as how long to leave the treatment in (I'm not using...
  6. Bloated & Starting to Pinecone

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I feel terrible! I think I may have really messed up. I got a new betta about 3 months ago and added a snail shortly after. He kept going after the snail, so I just added the snail in with my other betta and snail. This week I had the bright idea of feeding the two snails a chunk of an algae...
  7. Constipated Betta Help?!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I think Cooper is constipated. He has been bloated for about a week and a half. I tried not feeding him for 5 days and it hasn't helped, so I was looking into epsom salt treatments. I am wondering where to buy the proper epsom salt, what kind to get, and how much to use for how long/often?
  8. Popeye?! Please help!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, I feel terrible for asking so many questions, but I would really love some advice for Greg's eye. (I'm not even sure if it's popeye. Oh god, I'm just paranoid.) I posted a question a while back about him being weird, but I realized that he just wanted more plants, but now he's got...
  9. 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...
  10. Battling Dropsy

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello all! Seemingly overnight (or over the course of a day as he looked fine in the morning and ate voraciously) my blue VT Pavlov developed a bloated abdoman and started pineconing. My heart sank, as doubtlessly every person on this site knows what dropsy is and what it ultimately means...
  11. 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...
  12. Swim Bladder Disease

    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...
  13. Epsom salt in Tank or a Bath for SBD?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi! Need some help with a sick fish! Possibly SBD?? Is it better to do an Epsom salt bath or put the salt directly into the tank? One of our Male Bettas "Blue" is bloated - pretty sure constipated and SBD. He lists to the side when trying to swim. Still swims up and down. He rests near...
  14. Question about Moss Balls and Epsom Salt

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hey, So next week I will have had my adorable little female VT Stella for one year. Naturally I want to buy her a present. I would LOVE to buy her a moss ball since I think they are adorable and would work well in my tank size and the amount of light i have in my tank. There is just one...
  15. Question About Epsom Salt

    Betta Fish Care
    Hey, I was curious, how long is it safe to use a low dosage (1/2 teaspoon per gallon) of Epsom Salt in tanks? I know that its not as harmful as AQ Salt but I was wondering if a low dosage would be harmful after a certain amount of time. Back story, my girl has a lot of SBD problems from being...
  16. Questions on Treating Dropsy?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I had two fish sharing a 5-gallon tank, then suddenly one got all sulky and bloated. I did a water change and then isolated him the next day(He was hiding and I didn't want him to die and me be unable to find him) and was dead the next morning. He had been bloated(but his buoyancy wasn't...
  17. Can you use Epsom salt with furan 2?!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Can you use Epsom salt with Furan 2? If anyone could quickly confirm with a yes or no that would be great!
  18. epsom salt ?

    Betta Fish Care
    i hear a lot of people talk about epsom salt on this site so heres my question what can i use epsom salt for? cause obviously with bettas there are some common disease and also tail biting so i was wondering if epsom salt helps for ant of those disease or tail biting ?one of my friend said i was...
  19. Conservative Columnaris tx & Water Advice

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 1 gallon :( What temperature is your tank? 76 degrees Does your tank have a filter? Nope Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Nope. I bought one, but didn't know it needed a pump? Is your tank heated? What tank mates does your betta...
  20. Should I do an Epsom Salt bath??? Need help ASAP!!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I put a thread up yesterday about my crowntail betta and the beginning of dropsy maybe?? I fasted him for one day so far and he is a bit more active, but still bloated. Should I wait a few more days before giving him an ES bath? I prepared a hospital tank (two gallon bucket w/ two tsps of ES)...
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