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Conversation Between chicklette and Saphira101
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  1. chicklette
    03-23-2013 08:25 AM - permalink
    Last night, I reduced her water level, unplugged the heater, and removed the lid. This morning, she is back to her usual self. I'll go back to the disease post and post it anyway. One of the long-term members said this could happen again.
  2. Saphira101
    03-23-2013 12:10 AM - permalink
    Have you posted in the diseases and emergencies section? You'll find loads of help there from more knowledgeable people than I am. I don't know much about swim bladder diseases.
  3. chicklette
    03-22-2013 10:35 PM - permalink
    I gave Jewel her dinner tonight and noticed she was swimming on her side just under the surface of the water. Worried for her, I phoned a pet store I trust and explained the situation to them. He said she sounded like she had swim bladder and the easiest way to treat it is to feed her thawed peas, so I took off to the store to buy a bag. After I opened the bag and started thawing them, I looked up fish diseases on this sight. Boy, I'm so glad I did! So now I'll get some epsom salts tomorrow, and fast Jewel for a couple days. Since I can't find those 2 foods you recommended, I sent a message to my brother-in-law if he could find them for me. I can't order them online because I don't have a credit card anymore.
  4. chicklette
    03-18-2013 12:05 PM - permalink
    i'll have to get someone to take the pics for me (i'm too
  5. chicklette
    03-18-2013 11:40 AM - permalink
    jewel hasn't been the least bit interested in her morning feedings for 3 days now. last night, i purposly didn't feed her her dinner hoping she would want breakfast this morning. WRONG. i did a water test, all 6 levels were perfectly fine. then 1 of the pellets began to sink, and she ate that one. i started thinking, maybe she wants flakes, so i gave her some. she ate those. that was her first feeding of flakes since i've had her. also, i noticed that when i have the glass cover on, she is less active than when it is off. should i get her an air pump, or just leave the lid off? she hasn't jumped since i got her in october, and the water stays warmer with the lid on. the lid has one small opening at an edge for the cords from the heater, etc to go through, but the rest of the lid is solid. i'll take a picture of the top of her tank with the lid on, hopefully it'll show. it will be in my album.
  6. chicklette
    03-16-2013 04:10 PM - permalink
    Her colouring is normal, and she's back to her old self again (wanting human company), so I'm no longer concerned.
  7. Saphira101
    03-16-2013 12:41 AM - permalink
    I'm sure she's OK. She won't necessarily drop the eggs, both my girls are eggy and never have. It's probably not the mirror, either. She'd recognize her reflection as a female Betta, not a male. If you are truly concerned though, I'd suggest making a thread in the "Betta fish care" section. Though I really don't think you have anything to be worried about. :)
  8. chicklette
    03-15-2013 10:34 PM - permalink
    Jewel seems to be back to normal, she must have dropped her eggs.
  9. chicklette
    03-14-2013 06:48 PM - permalink
    Hi saph, I phoned the pet store and one of the guys that work in the fish room assured me that Jewel is likely "pregnant" it is rare for a female to produce eggs without a male around, but I probably accidentally started it by taping a cosmetic mirror to her tank. So in a couple weeks, she'll lay her eggs and eat them. I learnt my lesson. Never again will I just leave a mirror taped to her tank!!
  10. chicklette
    03-14-2013 02:12 PM - permalink
    Jewel just hasn't been her normal cheerful self today. She will come over to me, or a visitor briefly to say hi, then she goes back on yop of her filter (her usual spot). She still has quite a belly. Kind of looks like a puffy area under her chin. Am I over feeding her, or does she have eggs? Should I just feed her once a day (like I used to) or is there a way to get her to release her eggs without a male? Maybe I should ask my friend if I could keep her fish for a couple nights. What do you suggest? I tried looking for suggestions in the forums.
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