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.
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.
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.
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.