Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 06-29-2015, 07:31 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 73
Sick betta after vacation

So it's been 3 weeks since I went out of the country and I left my grandma in charge of my fishies . When I came back (Today in the morning) I went to see how he was and he was laying down with his head on the ground and body on top . He was bloated with pale color and ragged fins . I quickly cleaned out the water , added new with aquarium salt and put the temperature to 78°F and he seems to be getting a little color back . I feel really sorry for my old friend and don't want him to suffer more , he used to have pop eyes and tail rot and I cured him from that but now there's this . He lives in an aquafarm . What should I do ? He hasn't eaten since Saturday night . Can he recover or will he have to be euthanasized ?

Sent from my HTCONE using Aquarium Advice mobile app
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1435617070779.jpg
Views:	59
Size:	140.0 KB
ID:	274495  
__________________

__________________
FishaFishay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2015, 02:46 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
fishenthusiast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,178
Quote:
Originally Posted by FishaFishay View Post
So it's been 3 weeks since I went out of the country and I left my grandma in charge of my fishies . When I came back (Today in the morning) I went to see how he was and he was laying down with his head on the ground and body on top . He was bloated with pale color and ragged fins . I quickly cleaned out the water , added new with aquarium salt and put the temperature to 78°F and he seems to be getting a little color back . I feel really sorry for my old friend and don't want him to suffer more , he used to have pop eyes and tail rot and I cured him from that but now there's this . He lives in an aquafarm . What should I do ? He hasn't eaten since Saturday night . Can he recover or will he have to be euthanasized ?

Sent from my HTCONE using Aquarium Advice mobile app

Give him a little more time. Give small, frequent water changes and see if he improves.
__________________

__________________
fishenthusiast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2015, 04:46 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
sc166's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 36
He may have been over fed and didn't have proper cleaning in his tank or at least not what he's used to.

If he's bloated give him a couple days hold off on the feeding. Not sure if you've heard of feeding a pea for bloating. Worked like a charm for me.

Also like said above frequent water changes about 25% daily or every 2 days. Keep a close eye on him. Hopefully everything works out!


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
sc166 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2015, 01:11 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 73
Quote:
Originally Posted by sc166 View Post
He may have been over fed and didn't have proper cleaning in his tank or at least not what he's used to.

If he's bloated give him a couple days hold off on the feeding. Not sure if you've heard of feeding a pea for bloating. Worked like a charm for me.

Also like said above frequent water changes about 25% daily or every 2 days. Keep a close eye on him. Hopefully everything works out!


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
Thanks for the help ! Unfortunately he died two days ago rip blugo

Sent from my SM-G925P using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________
FishaFishay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2015, 01:36 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
sc166's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 36
Sorry to hear


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
sc166 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2015, 12:59 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dragon14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eastern USA
Posts: 1,215
I'm so sorry for your loss. ::hug::
__________________

__________________
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. –Gandalf- 20g high community tank, 5g w red male betta, 10g w crowntail blue male betta & 4 Amano shrimp.
dragon14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
betta, ick, sick, sick betta, vacation

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sick tank after gone on vacation? trennamw Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 2 09-30-2014 06:23 PM
Lone fry survivor after returning from vacation reefermadness52 Cichlid Discussion 5 09-27-2013 02:32 PM
Vacation or no vacation? Celine Nano Reefs 6 08-14-2013 09:47 PM
Rock shrimp missing and sailfin pleco dead after vacation?!! VWVR6Love Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 7 08-14-2005 07:49 PM
Cleaning up after vacation Leahdanilalton Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 1 05-22-2004 06:47 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.