05-06-2008, 12:06 PM
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My Dalia Isn't Well
My female Betta, Dalia hasn't been well. She hasn't eaten in 48 hours and her back end tends to flop over. She was rising to the top more often for air but in the past 8 hours, she has just laid on the bottom of the fishbowl. Dalia was treated a while back for Ick, used tetracycline. Dalia still has a few white spots, look like white heads, or a grain of salt, so I'm assuming she still has ick. Put her in a round, 1 gallon glass bowl along with some tank water and water treated with a water conditioner. Placed this fish bowl into the 10 gallon tank so it floats and it keeps the water in the 1 gallon bowl the same temprature as the 10 gallon tank. Also added some tetracycaline. Also noticed she hasn't disposed of any waste and her belly appears to be swollen. Tried giving her small bits of frozen pea but she is not eating that either. I have had Dalia for over a year and I can't think of what else to do to help her.
She has been in a 10 gallon heated fish tank, with filter, for the past 2 months. Before that I kept her in a 4 gallon heated tank with filter. Found out during that time that I didn't have to change the tank water completely nor should I clean the pebbles or plastic plants in the tank, with any type of soap. I usually washed everything with dish soap, and let all set in a water bath Drained the container and soaked in water bath again. Then I put the tank back together. Found out that I can just cyphone about a 1/3 of water while vaccuming the stones to keep the tank clean and healthy.
This has continuted once a week since having the 10 gallon fish tank. I also added 2 tbs of aquarium salt to the tank to help with Dalia's getting better.
I could sure use some help for Dalia, I have had her for over a year and hate to see her sick.