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  1. roadrunner
    04-08-2011 03:03 PM - permalink
    I was just wondering if you ever successfully treated betta with dropsy. I heard it's deadly and there is no real treatment for it
  2. Betta Slave
    04-06-2011 04:33 PM - permalink
    Betta Slave
    Yup, 100% sure not ich. He has it nowhere else.

    Thank you!
  3. 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
  4. Oldfishlady
    04-04-2011 10:37 PM - permalink
    Its hard to say...especially without more information...but, generally, yes, you can overfed fry, but usually it is more related to some type of pathogen and often boils down to immunity issues with sudden death even when all the other fry seem fine....immune response.......
  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. Oldfishlady
    04-04-2011 10:04 PM - permalink
    Hi back at ya Guppy luver...

    newbie32-sorry, I don't use OTC medication so I can't be of much help with it-once started it is important that you complete the course per label direction..........if he doesn't improve and you feel your Betta is suffering from both fungus and external parasites I would recommend high dose of aquarium salt 3tsp/gal along with 100% water changes daily and tannins, water temp 76-77F area, aeration in the form of an airstone while in QT...sorry I couldn't be of more help.....good luck....
  7. newbie32
    04-04-2011 06:40 PM - permalink
    It was suggested that I speak to you about my fish problems. My betta is lying on the gravel, hardly ever swims around, isn't eating and generally is acting strange. He now has a ball of white stuff on one of his gills. It almost looked fuzzy. Then I noticed there are a couple of other white specks. I was guessing ick. I purchased Jugle Lifeguard. It's supposed to be some medicine for when you don't know exactly what your fish has. I have treated him today. I will treat him tomorrow. This strange behavior has been going on almost since I got him. I need some help! Any wisdom to share with me?
  8. Guppie luver
    04-04-2011 06:24 PM - permalink
    Guppie luver
  9. Oldfishlady
    04-04-2011 06:03 PM - permalink
    You are sure it not Ich? its pretty common for it to show up after temp swings....since he is otherwise acting okay...I would watch the area for changes-it may resolve on its
  10. Betta Slave
    04-04-2011 05:00 PM - permalink
    Betta Slave
    Hey again,

    Sorry for the second question in two days. :S I'm wondering if you can help me with Dallas again...

    He has a little... thing on his left pectoral. It's white- not bright, but faded. It's not in a perfect circle, either, it's just this little misshapen lump sitting there in the middle. It's one or two times bigger than a dot of ich. He might have another very small one beside it, but it's hard to tell, as he's very active and doesn't stay still for long.

    Yesterday, when his water was a too hot for him (accidentally- he was fine when the water cooled down) he held that same pectoral to the side while he was swimming. Now, however, and when his water had cooled down, he used it regularily, and so far has been today.

    I'm wondering if it could be an odd parasite of some sort? I've never come across this before. Or maybe a tumor or a growth? He seems fine with it, eats, swims aroung happily, flares, etc. I don't know what it is.

    Thank you.

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