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Old 08-09-2012, 11:46 PM   #1
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Betta fish has swim bladder disorder

My betta fish has swim bladder disorder but he won't eat the peas I give him. I follow the instruction of giving him no food for 3 days and then feeding him peas on the fourth day. But no signs of him eating the peas any ideas
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:16 AM   #2
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1 tablespoon Epsom salt per 5g, repeated every day after a wc for 3 days. Up the temperature to between 82 and 86 degrees and increase surface agitation. Don't feed during this time. I do this for my discus and normally it actually works within one day.
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:44 AM   #3
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The Betta I used to have wouldn't eat peas either. Thankfully he never had an issue with swim bladder disorder or constipation so I never had to worry. I agree with Paytertot. Salt and warm water usually does it with Bettas. I hope your little fishy gets better soon.
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Epsom salt, it needs to be epsom. It's a laxative for the fish.
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Where can I get that salt
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:16 AM   #6
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And could bettas die from swim bladder disorder
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:26 AM   #7
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Where can I get that salt
Wal mart.
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:27 AM   #8
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I believe they can die from it. You should be able to find the salt at your nearest Walmart/CVS/Walgreens or some store like that. It's used as a both salt to relax your muscles. When you buy it make sure that it doesn't have anything added to it like scents or dyes. That can kill your Betta. You are looking for plain Epsom salt, it shouldn't be too hard to find.
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:29 AM   #9
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Sorry, I ment bath salt. Not both salt. I really need to go to bed... x_x
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:48 PM   #10
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Little guy died sad...
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