My female betta has a bulge on one side of her stomach. Does anyone know what this could be? She's eating fine and swimming good. She's had the bulge for a few days now and I hope it's not anything serious.
Natalie is right - the frozen ones have more nutrients. They also tend to split easier and are easier to mince. If using canned, then the 'no salt added' is the only kind we'd use, since as Phloxface pointed out salt is not a Betta's friend.Phloxface said:Frozen or fresh peas, microwaved for about 45 seconds should be used. Canned peas are loaded with salt which will dehydrate the fish. I would also start antibiotics like Maracyn-Two in case of bacterial infection.
I'd pick up a bag of frozen peas at the grocery store or walmart (if it's a supercenter) to try in case it's constipation. I believe the Ampicillin could help her if she's got a kidney infection.CherI Ann said:I found this medicine on a website that I order fish supplies from, will it do?
Gel-Tec Ampicillin is a medicated gel your fish will eat. Effective against bacterial infections, flexibacter infections, swollen body, pop-eye. cloudy, bulging eyes and fin rot. Ampicillin is a broad spectrum bactericidal antibiotic. Safe for plants, reef tanks and biological filters. This product uses Advanced Pheromone Technology which will help induce feeding activity. Use daily instead of feeding regular food.
It sounds good and we do use Jungle Labs products ourselves. Does the Jungle stuff you bought say anything about a 2nd course? Sometimes it takes more than 1 dose or med to clear out a long-standing problem.CherI Ann said:I went to a petsmart store and bought some medicated food for internal and external parasites. It's made by Jungle.
It says it aids in control of internal bacterial infections (such as bacterial enteritis, septicemia, kidney disease, wasting) and aids with many external infections, open sores, ulcers, columnaris and fin rot. Also helps reduce the effects of microsporidian infections such as Pleistophora, the causative agint in neon tetra disease.
How does that sound to you? Think it will work? I've been feeding it to her for 3 days now but I haven't seen any improvement. She still has the protruding lump on one side of her belly. But at least she's eating the medicine tho she doesn't like it much.
We're really sorry to hear about your girl passing. It's hard to lose them, we lost our little Super Mario last month, but you'll always remember them. She had a good life with a caring betta mom and you did your best for her. We wish you and your new little guy the best.CherI Ann said:I'm sad to say, my betta died yesterday. I was heart-broken. I'd had her for over a year. So I went out and bought another betta, a male this time, with his own tank.