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Old 07-14-2004, 12:32 AM   #1
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Betta fish can't eat ?! -HELP !

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Need anyone's help here.


I've got a beautiful peach colored female betta fish. I've had the fish for about 5 months.

She got a fin bit at a while ago (from a male betta) and its taken a while to heal. No biggie as she was still herself.

Some symptoms of note.....
Lately she has been inactive. A scale that has seemed to protrude as if it wants to flake off. A faint uneven ridge around her body. Kinda hard to explain, I'd try a pic but than again it's so faint it may not even show.

Lastly, she had a few shakes as if she just swallowed a pebble that she wants to spit out. When I feed her favorite live blood worms she tried to eat them but couldn't as she just had the shakes again and spit them out. I took a close look at her mouth and it looked as if their "chapped"?!

I've queried these symptoms for typical betta diseases but no luck so far.
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Is her mouth stuck open?
You mentioned only one fin sticking out--is she starting to look like a pine cone?
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No pine cone effect on her. I've seen the pine cone images from what dropsy can bring on, but can there be a lesser form of this ?

I've had some brownish green algae I've been scraping off lately. Don't know if that had anything to do with it.

Her mouth is closed, but looks a little cracked and a tiny bit deformed.
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Here's a link to a betta forum. The first topic listed is 911 Emergency. Good luck.

http://www.deepbluebettas.com/ipw-web/bulletin/bb/
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