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Housing:
How many gallons is your tank? 10
Does it have a filter? Yes
Does it have a heater? Yes
What temperature is your tank? 25 C
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Yes
Does your Betta have tank mates? No
What kind?

Food:
What food brand do you use? North fin 1mm betta pellets, blood worms once or twice a week and daphnia sometimes.
Do you feed flakes or pellets? Pellets
Freeze-dried? Dried
How often do you feed your Betta? Twice a day and fast one day a week. How much? 6 pellets twice a day

Maintenance:
Before your Betta became ill how often did you perform a water change? Once a week
What percentage of water did you change? 20%
What is the source of your water? Tap water
Do you vacuum the substrate or just dip out water? Vacuum once every week or every 2 weeks
What additives do you use other than conditioner? Fluval biological enhancer
What brand of conditioner? Fluval

Water Parameters:
What are your water parameters? Please give exact numbers. If tested by pet store please get exact numbers. "Fine" or "Safe" won't help us help you. Important: Test your water before the regular water change; not after one.

Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 0
pH: 6.8
Hardness (GH): 25
Alkalinity (KH): 40

Symptoms and Treatment:
When did you first notice the symptoms? 1 week ago
How has your Betta’s appearance changed? Stomach bloated, slight pine coning of scales around stomach
How has your Betta’s behavior changed? No
Is your Betta still eating? Yes
Have you started treating your Betta?
If so, how? No
Does your Betta have any history of being ill? No
How long have you owned your Betta?
Was he or she ill or suffering some sort of damage when purchased? 1 year, no.
Plant Nature Leaf Reptile Organism
 

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Agreed, I do not see any pineconing. Do you feed freeze dried food? Sorry the answer wasn't clear, if you do, pitch it. If you have the frozen daphnia I would just feed him that for now. Are you able to put him in a bare bottom tank or container of some kind to see if he is pooping?
 

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I see bloat but I don't see pineconeing
Ok thank you!
Agreed, I do not see any pineconing. Do you feed freeze dried food? Sorry the answer wasn't clear, if you do, pitch it. If you have the frozen daphnia I would just feed him that for now. Are you able to put him in a bare bottom tank or container of some kind to see if he is pooping?
the pellets aren’t frozen but the Daphnia are freeze dried, is that ok?
 

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Hi,

That's a lovely crowntail!!!

I have experience using freeze dried daphnia, and found it to be ok. It's hard to find the frozen kind where I live. It is true that the frozen version is better nutritionally and more palatable to the fish, probably. :)

I was reading the thread, and I see that you are using Fluval biological enhancer as a water conditioner. Does that dechlorinate the tap water? I am not sure about the water in your country, but you probably know how it is processed. I did a search about the fluval, but I did not see that it has a dechlorinator component. It looks like it is only adding beneficial bacteria to the tank. If it is not dechlorinating the tank water (taking care of the chlorine, chloramine, and metals found in tap water), you may want to invest in something else, like Prime water conditioner by Seachem or Tetra aquasafe plus or API tap water conditioner. I know that here in the US water out of the tap is treated and contains all of these things which are detrimental to fish. Just a thought.... :)
 
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