Hi OFL Thanks for responding to my injured Betta, He looks so much better tonight. His eye looks normal. His scales are healing fast. It is his ventral fin, not pectoral fin that is injured. It looks better but is still bent a little. I hope it is not broke. I read lots of advice on the forum for helping injuries. My thanks to all who post advice. I got some freeze dried bloodworms for him. I hope that makes him happy. I also got rid of the nylon and adjusted my baffle in case that is what caused my fish to get up on the filter. I sure hope I got it right this time.
help my betta got caught in his filter. He has injured his head just behind his eye, and one fin under him seems bent. He is eating and swimming. But I don't have a clue what to do. Can he recover? What do I need to do to help him.
Jfk-increase the Epsom salt to 3tsp/gal and add tannins-increase the water changes to 100% daily and make sure it is sweating inside the tank..even with the lib you may need to use plastic veggie wrap to get the humidity up...it can take 6-7 days in this treatment water to see any improvement and only if its not genetic related...
NCP-for buoyancy problems its better to use Epsom salt 2-3tsp/gal..sometimes aquarium salt can make symptoms worse...but I will take a look at your thread too...to be sure....
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?