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Akila and Atticus <3
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Hello! My female vt betta, Akila, had a white string of poop yesterday, but she's also extremely bloated and I think she's egg bound as she hasn't released eggs which she usually does once in a while.

How many gallons is your tank? 5
Does it have a filter? Yes, Tetra Whisper
Does it have a heater? Yes, 50 watt.
What temperature is your tank? 79-81
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No.
Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? No.

What food brand do you use? Fluval Betta Bug Bites
Do you feed flakes or pellets? Granules
Freeze-dried? I used to feed it once a week soaked, but haven't fed it since she had dropsy.
How often do you feed your Betta? How much? Twice a day, a pinch of bug bites.

your Betta became ill how often did you perform a water change? Once a week
What percentage of water did you change? 40-50%
What is the source of your water? Spring Water
Do you vacuum the substrate or just dip out water? Vacuum
What additives do you use other than conditioner? What brand of conditioner? API Stress Coat and Nutrafin Aqua Plus Water Conditioner, half the dose.

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: 0-0.1
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 15-20
pH: 8.4
Hardness (GH): N/A
Alkalinity (KH): N/A

Symptoms and Treatment:
When did you first notice the symptoms? Yesterday.
How has your Betta’s appearance changed? She's still bloated, but I cant get Epsom salt.
How has your Betta’s behavior changed? Still the same, glass surfing when she sees me.
Is your Betta still eating? No, I dont know if she isn't seeing the food or what.
Have you started treating your Betta? If so, how? Nothing yet, I was told to soak pellets in garlic to entice her to eat.
Does your Betta have any history of being ill? Yes, she had dropsy and popeye.
How long have you owned your Betta? Since Dec. 17, 2020
Was he or she ill or suffering some sort of damage when purchased? No.

Sorry about the blurry pictures, I had to use my laptop camera. These pictures were taken last night.




Here's a picture from Google. Akila's poop looks exactly like this betta's:


Also, I was told by someone that it might be because of her bloat, the poop isn't coming out properly or something. Sorry about the algae on the rock, I was doing a water change yesterday when I noticed.
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