08-12-2009, 05:32 AM
| || | Betta Very VERY Sick
Hello I have a female Crowntail Betta, her name is Bella. I have had her for 10 months. I have her in 2.5 gallon tank with a filter. I do water changes daily 25% and month, 40 percent. She gets fed 4 pellets in the am and sometimes I feed her 1 or 2 not always but sometimes. On occasions I give her the pea to help her and sometimes I even fast her..I truly do everything to make her life wonderful. I started noticing alot of algae because it does have a light so I decided to buy a snail to help keep it clean which I purchased from Petsupermarket. At first she didnt really like it in her tank but eventually the past 2 months she seems to leave it be. So about a month ago, I noticed her not eating, then the hugh stomach. I immediately stopped feeding her, gave her pea, she did poop 1 time but still continued the pea. To no avail she stopped wanting that. I called Tetra since I am a memember of there forum and asked what it could be since she wasnt eating her swimming has almost all stopped, still stayed in her plant tree etc. They said she may have a bateria infection. I bought Jungle fungus clear and used it for 8 days (2 app) Well she has not gotten better, her stomach now has these 2 hugh bulges on either side. I think she has some type of tumor. Her activity is limited to staying and lying in her plant. I feel helpless but. The forum told me I should just put her down, and Im sorry that is not an option for me. I have the tank down to have water because she has not been able to surface to get air anymore. Im at a loss here and just wanted to tell my story, it kinda makes me feel better.