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swim bladder disorder in bettas

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by Carliyna, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. Carliyna

    Carliyna New Member

    I have a betta ..i believe he has swim bladder disorder ..tried fasting did not work.. did not eat peas .now try to medicate him ..giving him melafix ...is it okay to give him pimafix at the same time...it is a one gallon tank ..it is sad to see him dart around the tank ..still upright though at the top ..can he still make it

    any help would be much appreciated..
  2. brads

    brads New Member

  3. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    Melafix & Pimafix, although they can be used together, will do absolutely nothing to help swim bladder problems.

    How large and how often are your water changes (in a 1 gallon bowl with a betta, they really should be 100% every other day). Also what, how much, and how often are you feeding your betta? Has he been pooping normally? One of the most common causes of swim bladder problems is constipation (although bacterial infections & injuries can cause it too).

  4. Carliyna

    Carliyna New Member

    i was changing water every other day ... eats now once a day ..i or 2 worms if he is eating not sure if he is pooping or not ..gravel is in the bottom ..it is possible he got hurt ....unintentionally by a water change..pouring the water into the tank during a 25 % water change ..do not know for sure

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