Floating Betta? Help

  1. Lance0414 Well Known Member Member

    So today i fed my Betta as usual and noticed as he tried to swim down to get the food that was sinking that he got halfway down before floating sideways back up. I thought he might be bloated but he showed no sign of it.
    1) What does he have?
    2) How do i help him?
    3) Next week i am on vacation, would he be ok for 4 days with no food?
    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Katie13 Fishlore VIP Member

    1) It sounds like swim bladder disease.
    2) Try fasting him or giving him a deshelled, boiled pea.
    3) He will be fine without food for 4 days.
     

  3. Lance0414 Well Known Member Member

    Ok i will fast him over the vacation, Thanks.