Almost Giving up with Betta

  1. AtomicMudkip

    AtomicMudkip Valued Member Member

    Hello all,
    I am very nearly giving up trying to treat my betta. It has been bloated for almost two weeks now and it has refused peas, pellets and only eats bloodworms. It has had Epsom salt baths, Aquarium salt baths and a temperature increase. I have little to no medicines and I have no idea what to do. He seems fine apart from being lazy, not eating properly and having a bloated stomach. I have been fasting him for a week and no changes visible. I haven't seen him poop either. Is there ANYTHING I can do with stuff available at home? I have very little money to spend and nowhere near me or on amazon do daphnia. what can I do? even trying to force feed him, he spat out the pea.
  2. Dragones5150918

    Dragones5150918 Well Known Member Member

    Have you tried blanched zucchini or leafy greens?
  3. w

    w3stsid399 New Member Member

    The only thing i know that helps with internal problems is Daphnia if you can get some.
  4. Lady Monster

    Lady Monster Well Known Member Member

    I'm having a similar issue with our betta i haven't tried peas yet but i bought some.

    Ours will not eat flakes or pellets, only bloodworms. And ive never seen him poop, unlike our mollies who are pooping ever time i see them lol.

    I have a peeled cucumber weighed down but neither fish or snails touched it in 3 days. I don't want to leave it there for long.
  5. Pringlethesnail

    Pringlethesnail Well Known Member Member

    I don't know about in your situation but if I show my Betta a mirror for like five minutes a day it gets him pooping
  6. OP

    AtomicMudkip Valued Member Member

    I would just like to update this thread and say that the bloat developed into dropsy and sadly, Galaxy passed away a mere few minutes ago. I hope others having similar experiences have better luck than me with treating dropsy.
  7. Platylover

    Platylover Fishlore VIP Member

    I'm so sorry, may he swim in peace.:(
  8. Mothercrow

    Mothercrow Well Known Member Member

    :-( I'm so sorry
  9. Dragones5150918

    Dragones5150918 Well Known Member Member

    Sorry Mudkipz.