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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    How many gallons is your tank? 5gal Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 79-80ºF 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? Omega One, Fluval...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Ever since I got my betta I’ve been dosing the water with epsom salt for the appropriate tank size. He wasn’t sick, but on the packaging it said I can add it when starting up my tank/water changes for benefits, never seen anything online saying I shouldn’t. I’ve had him for about five months (a...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello everyone! My betta Jonathan is not doing very well and I believe he has swim bladder. His tank is at the correct temperature and his water information seems to all be correct. He has trouble staying buoyant and will just lay on the bottom of the tank and stay there. If he swims up, he just...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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? -...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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?
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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!
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