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Blaxicanlatino 03-27-2008 12:20 PM

Betta Discoloration
My betta who is now recovering from Swimming bladder disorder has very oddly colored gills.

I havent fed him much in about a month to heal him from the Swimming bladder disorder. He only eats a small portion of pea every other day. Every 3 days I give him an epsom salt bath.

Now, he looks pathetic, his marvelous coloration...gone... his strength...gone... his gills are sporting a blue ish color. Whats this about?

Also, Ive had this 10 gallon tank for about 2 months now and im still having trouble with ammonia and nitrite. Why is this?
the betta is alone
Also the water is VERY hard.
Temp is between 78-83 degrees F. 8)

herefishy 03-27-2008 12:54 PM

Tank water is too hot. Remove the heater or turn it down to about 75 degrees F.

Blaxicanlatino 03-27-2008 03:36 PM

Im not using a heater... :lol: :( lol

Flashygrrl 03-27-2008 03:53 PM

Uhh...maybe put a fan on it during the day?

Blaxicanlatino 03-27-2008 04:40 PM

yeah... Im gueessing its just his nutrition or somethin...after all, ive only been feeding him peas and yet hes still having difficulties; isnt constipation but either a tumor or just a deformity

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