Emergency, Quick Question

Discussion in 'Betta Breeding' started by Dingomama, Apr 21, 2018.

  1. Dingomama

    DingomamaValued MemberMember

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  2. DaleM

    DaleMWell Known MemberMember

    It's difficult to say as dropsy can be a symptom of many different diseases, so without knowing what you're treating, throwing meds may not be beneficial. Are there any other obvious symptoms? No point treating for ich unless the fish is showing obvious signs.
    A broad spectrum antibiotics can help with any possible bacterial infections. It could also be internal parasites, old age, etc
     
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    Dingomama

    DingomamaValued MemberMember

    Sorry, posting this in the wrong place. I'm a little frantic.

    She is somewhere between 2 and 3 years old. Very pale grey with little of her original red color showing. Clamped, at bottom, pineconed. My son says this lethargy started yesterday and the pineconing started this afternoon.
     
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  4. DaleM

    DaleMWell Known MemberMember

    By this stage it may be too late, 3 years isn't too bad of an age for a Betta. Once you get the pineconing it's usually too late.
    You can try the antibiotics as you have nothing to lose in this situation
     
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    Dingomama

    DingomamaValued MemberMember

    I was afraid of that. Would Epsom salt or anything else make her more comfortable? I just tried giving her blood worms and she has no interest.
     
  6. david1978

    david1978Fishlore LegendMember

    An epsom salt bath or dip may help with the bloating.
     




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