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My fish, Atlas I believe has SBD. I fed him a pea today and I was happy he ate it and now swims around freely and doesn't swim sideways anymore. I just want some opinions, if whether or not his tummy is still swollen..

The fish seems to be swimming fine and his behavior has not changed.

Opinions? Thanks!

How many gallons is your tank?
Does it have a filter?
Yes, whisper filter
Does it have a heater?
What temperature is your tank?
80 degrees
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind?

What food brand do you use?
Omega One Pellets, Top Fin Pellets
Do you feed flakes or pellets?
The Bloodworms are "dehydrated"
How often do you feed your Betta? How much?
2-3 pellets every 2-3 days
Before your Betta became ill how often did you perform a water change?
Once a week
What percentage of water did you change?
100% was once a week, 10% being every 2-3 days
Do you vacuum the substrate or just dip out water?
What additives do you use?
Dechlorinating and Betta Fix[ couple drops]
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.

Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
pH: 7.0
Hardness (GH):
Alkalinity (KH):

Symptoms and Treatment:
When did you first notice the symptoms?
Noticed them 2 days ago
How has your Betta’s appearance changed?
The swelling has decreased
How has your Betta’s behavior changed?
Is your Betta still eating?
Have you started treating your Betta? If so, how?
Fasting and gave him 1/2 a pea
Does your Betta have any history of being ill?
How long have you owned your Betta? Was he or she a rescue?
It has been almost 3 weeks


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After my bout of SBD I slowly reintroduced food. After I did the pea thing (I"ve since bought daphnia) and he was normal I didn't feed him for 2 days...then I gave him 1 soaked pellet and see how that went. Then I slowly upped the ration and so far I have not had any problems again with it. I would def. soak his food though from now on...also work on getting rid of the freeze dried and upgrade to frozen. The frozen food is not expensive and will last a long time.
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