Floating Betta?

  1. Lance0414

    Lance0414 Well Known Member Member

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    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

    Katie13 Fishlore VIP Member

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    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.
     

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    Lance0414

    Lance0414 Well Known Member Member

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    Ok i will fast him over the vacation, Thanks.
     

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