Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by ashleighh28, Jul 2, 2016.
My Betta has been acting strange for the past two days now.
So he's just been sitting like that for the past 2 days? Does he come up to eat? What are your water parameters?
His been on and off sitting at the bottom for the past two days I added moss balls last night. I've been treating with prime. The water ppms ammonia 0.25 and nitrite 0,25 I'm cycling my tank ATM and I done a 50% water change two days ago now and his been strange since.
Yes he's been eatting haven't fed him today because I'm trying to Monitor what his eatting.
He doesn't look bloated or overweight and I can't see what else could be wrong. Maybe someone else can spot something or have other suggestions.
image his belly seems swollen!!
Oh, I see. I couldn't tell from the video because he was so close to the substrate. Have you tried deshelled mashed peas?
No what's that's supposed to do?
The pea's will flush his digestive track out.
Agree with Sticks and el337. Fast for three days then feed a pea on the third day, continue till it gets better. Keep an eye out though, if he begins to pine cone he has dropsy then.
Will try that in the morning defrosted deshelled pea whats pine cone?
Pine cone is when the scales stick out like a pinecone. It's a sure sign of dropsy.
I would feed him one pea. You may want to prepare two in case he doesn't eat the first one. What I do is I have frozen peas. I put two in a coffee cup of water and microwave it. Then cut the shell open (if it doesn't split open on its own during microwaving) and you can squeeze the inside out. You can then make it into smaller pieces, enough for him to eat in one bite, or mash it a bit, and try to get him to eat the pea.
Ok thanks guys!
By the way, try to feed him pea on the regular. It's good for their digestion. Some folks will do a pea once a week and then not feed the next day so it can clean itself out.
ashleighh28 bettas are carnivores and when mine was bloated, he wouldn't touch a pea with a barge pole. If your betta doesn't eat the pea, live or frozen daphnia work just as well and are more attractive to the bettas pallette.
His fine today I'm unsure if I'm panicking or If my fish is actually I'll.
Sick or not, feeding him a pea (or daphnia as AtomicMudkip suggested) is still good for him.
Ok thank you guys!
Separate names with a comma.