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Housing:
How many gallons is your tank? 2.5
Does it have a filter? Yes
Does it have a heater? Yes
What temperature is your tank? About 76
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? Aqueoun
Do you feed flakes or pellets?pellets
Freeze-dried? No
How often do you feed your Betta? Every other day How much? 4-5 pellets.

Maintenance:
Before your Betta became ill how often did you perform a water change? Every 4 weeks
What percentage of water did you change?90%
What is the source of your water? Well water
Do you vacuum the substrate or just dip out water? I take the whole thing apart and scrub it and the gravel
What additives do you use other than conditioner? What brand of conditioner? Aqueon

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.
NEVER TESTED
Ammonia: NA
Nitrite:NA
Nitrate:NA
pH:NA
Hardness (GH):NA
Alkalinity (KH):NA

Symptoms and Treatment:
When did you first notice the symptoms? Intermittently since I got him March 2021
How has your Betta’s appearance changed? No except for the bulge
How has your Betta’s behavior changed?no
Is your Betta still eating? Yes
Have you started treating your Betta? NO If so, how?
Does your Betta have any history of being ill? Not that I know of
How long have you owned your Betta? Since March 2021
Was he or she ill or suffering some sort of damage when purchased? He or she looks better than when I was gifted him/her
 

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thank you so much! I will definitely switch how I do this. I just ordered a vacuum so I don’t have to take all the rocks out and scrub them by hand which is what I’ve been doing lol.
Is Nemo a girl or a boy?

QUOTE="Eridanus, post: 1852580782, member: 321825"]
I have a few recommendations to suggest?

Firstly, I would advise against completely scrubbing out the tank and all every month or so. It resets the cycle in the tank and can cause stress to him.
I would also recommend sooner water changes, it's advised to do them weekly. Here's a few links you may want to look at!
CYCLING: the two-sentence tutorial
Oldfishlady water change recommendations


Belly wise. Try fasting him for three days then feeding part of a shelled, unfrozen pea.

Hope this helps and he gets to feeling better soon!
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Thank you… I think his fins and tail are especially pretty ! They are just this gorgeous fluttery mass!
What kind of tail does he have?
Plant Vertebrate Purple Water Fish supply

Window Purple Organism Wood Art

Window Plant Purple Violet Rectangle


That's great! The vacuum will definitely help make it easier. 🙂

Nemo's a boy! And a beautiful one!!

And, my apologies. I realized a typo in my previous post.
You'll want to feed part of an unshelled, unfrozen pea to him, so sorry for not catching that sooner!
 

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Ok! I would love to try some! Just ordered from Amazon. I’m going to refrain from feeding until they get here Wednesday and then give them and see. Thank you
I'd suggest Daphnia as it works as a good laxative for bettas and is really good for them considering they are carnivorous. I use frozen. Hikari brand.

 
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