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The fish shows no signs of fungus or anything, as for the scales i cant tell as it is in a back corner that i cant see into. I haven't tested for about a week but i will right now.Eatfishhuntrepeat8 said:Do you see any fungus or film on the fish.? Are his scales popping outwards? When is the last time you tested your water?
How do i feed a pea and make sure he gets it? He won't leave the top.BornThisWayBettas said:Looks like it might be a swim bladder issue. I would try feeding a pea. Best of luck, and I agree with the above poster.
Exactly, this is what I do, or if I'm rushed I put it in the microwave and "crumble them" with out the outside shell. I had to do this for one of bettas often a couple years back.BornThisWayBettas said:I'm not exactly sure how to feed peas, but I did this once with my guppy and I just soaked a frozen pea in a bowl of warm water for a while and then fed it to him. I think I peeled it before feeding. Make sure there's nothing funky in the peas before feeding! Might ask someone else how to feed peas, though, or look it up, as I'm obviously no expert!
If it does turn out to be dropsy, just leave the fish? I see the survival rate is extremely low...Bluestreakfl said:The best way to identify the dropsy scale trait is by looking at the fish from directly above under strong lights, you can see how much the scales are actually pineconing. Another suggestion if its constipation and he wont eat the pea, is an Epsom (not aquarium) Salt dip. When I did this, I took about 1/4 teaspoon of epsom salts dissolved into a cup of tank water, had the fish in a small tupperware container with tank water, gradually added the epsom salt water over 5 mins, let the fish sit for about 20 minutes. This works as a laxative, and is generally safe.