I posted a thread a bit ago about my brand new male betta who is basically acting dead. No stimulation will really encourage him to move, he's lethargic and lingers at the bottom of his tank. I haven't seen him surface for air in a really long time. :/ He also tends to "float" with his butt a little higher than the rest of his body. Could something be up with his SB? He seems to swim fine, it's only when he stops that I notice. I could be over reacting, a worried "mother". I know new betta's often take a while to adjust. His water is the same as it is for all my other betta's, conditioned tap water, 80*, and they're thriving.
I did put a little aquarium salt in, as well as a couple extra drops of stress coat, just in case. Do you think I'm over reacting?
tux has got a pretty bad case of sbd, and is boyant. I think it's his actual swim bladder that's not working, because when he sleeps, he ends up floating with his tail up and his head down. I've got him in a 2 gallon qt tank, heated to 80*s, 1 tsp of epsom salt per gallon, with the lid on for humidity, and I change the water 100% every other day. But it's not working. Do you have an suggestions?
Yes, i ended up using plants from the canal that id quarantined, they like to hide in the duckweed roots mostely, theres a few that dont have round bellies but hopefully they figure it out soon, inforsia and nematodes so far, about 40 fry still alive and going :)
I seem to have some nematodes that hitchhiked in on plants, white, super thin worms that move like snakes, and ive caught a couple of fry with them sticking out of their mouths, they gobble them down. Googling i see that fry do like these worms, and they all have little white tummies, well most do, so hard to see them so small. :)) i have pictures on my breed thread if youd like to see.
Hi again OFL :) Just double checking but betta fry that are eating lots of inforsia have big white bellies right? I have quite a few plants and even 2 cultures of inforsia ive been putting in just because theres a few smaller fry but majority have white full bellies and i can only assume thats the right color for inforsia :))