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Conversation Between Jimmysdad and MrVampire181
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  1. Jimmysdad
    09-06-2010 06:42 PM - permalink
    He has been like that since 5pm yesterday. He had popeye and the infected eye is still a little bigger. He hasn't eaten since 2 days ago, won't go near food .
  2. MrVampire181
    09-06-2010 06:36 PM - permalink
    Well my fish only lasted a few days after they inflated like balloons. How long has he been like that?? It's your choice to feed him.
  3. MrVampire181
    09-06-2010 06:34 PM - permalink
    Depends. Breeders who are spawned several times die sooner than fish that don't spawn. But in general life span depens on care. A betta in filtered and heated tank will last longer than one in a bowl. If you excersize your bettas (gently chasing him around with a net) he'll get the excersize he needs and some live up to 10 years that way!!!
  4. Jimmysdad
    09-06-2010 06:34 PM - permalink
    I don't want to find him floating
  5. Jimmysdad
    09-06-2010 06:33 PM - permalink
    should I feed him or just let him go? what did you do?
  6. Jimmysdad
    09-06-2010 06:31 PM - permalink
    Do certain species of betta last longer than others or is it a crap shoot?
  7. MrVampire181
    09-06-2010 06:30 PM - permalink
    That's your choice, I've never used it. But if you don't him to suffer than yes. That has to be the worst case of dropsy I've seen. It's a terrible disease. I'm sure you did nothing to cause this (unless you fed him live black or brown worms). Some fish just get it. :/
  8. Jimmysdad
    09-06-2010 06:28 PM - permalink
    What about the euphanization medicine? So he doesn't suffer
  9. MrVampire181
    09-06-2010 06:26 PM - permalink
    Nope. It's kidney failure, once the kidneys go the whole body goes. Putting epsom salt in your water may reduce the swelling but dropsy is fatal. I'm sorry :(
  10. Jimmysdad
    09-06-2010 06:22 PM - permalink
    I have to do something, what about the pea trick, please check out my photo album for before and after pictures. Thank you very much
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