I’ve read it is recommended to take the carbon out while using medication because the carbon is porous and would just suck the meds in. But I would not turn of the filter, I think it could kill your bacterial colony.KarlsJr said:Thank you! How often should I feed her a pea? Also, should I turn off the filter while medicating? I have a Top Fin "Element" filter with cartridges that have carbon.
Thank you so much for the compliment! She's the first fish I've ever owned so I'm a very proud (and very attached) betta mom. I also need all the help I can get lol.mattgirl said:I would try feeding her peas first and only after doing that for a few days would I even consider medicating. No need to put her through treatment if it isn't totally necessary.
BTW, She is beautiful !!!!
I would only feed her peas for a couple of days and then feed her a tiny bit of her normal food for a couple of days and see how she is doing.KarlsJr said:Thank you so much for the compliment! She's the first fish I've ever owned so I'm a very proud (and very attached) betta mom. I also need all the help I can get lol.
I gave her a pea yesterday and am doing daily 30% water changes. Today her poop is normal colored (sorry if that's TMI) but she is still bloated. I think I'll keep up with the peas and water changes for now, then medicate if necessary.
Thanks again for all the help, everyone!
You are very welcomeKarlsJr said:That's great advice, thank you!
At first I was worried because she was swimming very erratically, but I think that's just her way of begging for food. I set up a camera to watch her from the other room. Turns out she's acting totally normal unless I'm right there.