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Conversation Between Oldfishlady and reaper0325
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  1. reaper0325
    04-28-2011 09:26 PM - permalink
  2. reaper0325
    04-28-2011 09:23 PM - permalink
    Here's my thread. There are a couple of pics there. Thanks again!
  3. reaper0325
    04-28-2011 08:47 PM - permalink

    I need your help again! My juvies are dying, and I don't know what the cause is.
    Before, they were ok, had insatiable appetite, and were very lively. When they reached about .5", most just hung in the water surface and stopped feeding.

    I noticed that those which had this mysterious ailment had very stubby pectoral fins.

    That's what I observed. They just float near the surface, they don't eat, and they have stubby pectorals fins. When they get too emaciated, that's when they just cease living. :(

    I just lost half of the juvies in one of my spawns due to this unknown sickness.

    As to their diet, I feed (or fed, as they had stopped eating lol) them fish eggs and a variety of powdered fish food. Their water is also well maintained, and regularly changed.

    Please share your thoughts! Thanks so much!!
  4. reaper0325
    04-04-2011 10:54 PM - permalink
    I was so disappointed because it was the biggest in the spawn, about 4x the size of its siblings. I don't know what made it grow so fast.

    Thanks for the info! :D
  5. reaper0325
    04-04-2011 10:18 PM - permalink
    Hi OFL!! Nice to have you here again! :D

    Can overfeeding kill betta fry? I have a 1.5cm that died in front of my very eyes. It was very healthy and was swimming properly when it just suddenly jerked around and died. It only took about a minute to go from healthy to dead. I cancel out bacterial infection as the other fry with it are all doing well.

    What are your thoughts on this? thanks so much!
  6. reaper0325
    03-16-2011 05:08 AM - permalink
    Thanks! I hope it regains its ability to float. Thanks so much! :)
  7. reaper0325
    03-15-2011 07:40 AM - permalink
    Thanks! Is the epsom salt for betta the same as the one bought in drug stores?
    And what about the food?
  8. reaper0325
    03-13-2011 07:33 PM - permalink
    Hi! One of the little bettas that i placed with the swordtails is now 3/4 of an inch long. My concern is that now she can't stay afloat. :(
    She just stays in the bottom like a belly slider and just rushes to the surface for an occasional gulp of air. This seems to be a case of SBD due to bloating.
    I fasted her for 2 days but still she can't swim like she used to.
    Any tips? I'm very worried.
  9. reaper0325
    02-28-2011 06:23 AM - permalink
    I didn't expect it would actually work. :)
  10. reaper0325
    02-27-2011 07:44 AM - permalink
    I placed the juvenile bettas with 8 swortdtails just about their size, for them to copy the eating behavior of the swordtails.. Now one of the bettas can't stop eating every processed food still in the tank bottom! I hope his digestive system won't get sick! His/her tummy is so round and bulging already, but he/she still keeps on eating!
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