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    Treating A Betta For Dropsy: I Have To Try!

    Today, Wendy's scales look worse and she's acting pretty sick. Sometimes she seems okay and swims around, but most of the time she either floats kind of diagonally, or even vertically with her face at the bottom of the tank. It looks like things are getting pretty bad and I want to be prepared...
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    Starting A Dropsy Treatment

    Today, Wendy's scales look worse and she's acting pretty sick. Sometimes she seems okay and swims around, but most of the time she either floats kind of diagonally, or even vertically with her face at the bottom of the tank. It looks like things are getting pretty bad and I want to be prepared...
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    Treating A Betta For Dropsy: I Have To Try!

    Yes, she's still bloated, but it hasn't gotten worse. She doesn't look as bad as some pictures i've seen on the internet...
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    Starting A Dropsy Treatment

    OK, I'm on my 4th day of treatment; yesterday i did a 100% water change, added .5 tsp of epsom salt, and 2 tsp of each medicine. Today I added another 1 tsp of each and will do another 100% water change tomorrow. Her condition seems the same, but she seems kind of - well, out of it. Less...
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    Treating A Betta For Dropsy: I Have To Try!

    OK, I'm on my 4th day of treatment; yesterday i did a 100% water change, added .5 tsp of epsom salt, and 2 tsp of each medicine. Today I added another 1 tsp of each and will do another 100% water change tomorrow. Her condition seems the same, but she seems kind of - well, out of it. Less...
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    Treating A Betta For Dropsy: I Have To Try!

    Thank you all. As i said, i am currently treating with maracyn I and II, but i may be able to get some Kanacyn from the internet. If i can, should i switch to this? how would i go about doing this?
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    Starting A Dropsy Treatment

    She is in a 2.5 gallon unfiltered and heated to 80 F. I've put a black sweatshirt around the tank so the light doesn't bother her; she seems to prefer. I did a 100% water change yesterday (as soon as i noticed she had dropsy) and plan on doing another one tomorrow. The medication I'm using is...
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    Treating A Betta For Dropsy: I Have To Try!

    Thanks - can you tell me, is it safe to use both Maracyn and Maracyn II at the same time? I am worried about overmedicating.
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    Treating A Betta For Dropsy: I Have To Try!

    My 2.5 year old female betta has been swollen for a few days and this morning I noticed slight pineconing. I went to the local Petsmart to pick up as much stuff as i could. I know that dropsy is a symptom, not a disease, so i got the widest spectrum of treatments i could find. I now have: -...
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    Starting A Dropsy Treatment

    So, I went to the local Petsmart to pick up as much stuff as i could. I know that dropsy is a symptom, not a disease, so i got the widest spectrum of treatments i could find. I now have: - Maracyn - Maracyn II - Epsom salt - Aquarium salt - Water test strips - And a new silk plant as an...
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    Constipated? Or Am I Seeing Things?

    Thank you very much, jollysue. The internet seems to say epsom salt and that a combination of maracyn and maracyn II sometimes works. it's still in the early stages, i think, and she's still swimming around totally normally so i have to give it a shot. i'm off to the store for meds. wish me...
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    Constipated? Or Am I Seeing Things?

    Okay, I'm not sure about this, but I just looked at her from above and it looks like she's slightly pineconed... Does this definitely mean that she has dropsy? and if so, is there ANYTHING i can do? She is my first and only fish and i will do anything to save her...
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    Constipated? Or Am I Seeing Things?

    Thanks for the advice, everyone. To answer your questions, the water was fresh when those pictures were taken, and it was treated and the same temperature as always. I don't think the spots on her body are anything to worry about - they're just shiny dots she's had forever. At the time I took...
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    Constipated? Or Am I Seeing Things?

    I'm trying to feed her the pea, but she's not having it, even though she hasn't eaten in days! Maybe i'll mash a little bloodworm on it for taste.
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    Constipated? Or Am I Seeing Things?

    Wow, could it really be eggs? She hasn't been around a male in over 2 years, I didn't know that the ladies could get eggy without a little flirting. And don't worry, Kyrielle, to Wendy's face it's nothing but compliments.
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