How he passed away?

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In September, my betta of around 1 1/2 passed away. I had perfect parameters at the time during this situation, a lot of which was handled on reddit. I thought it was constipation so i fasted him and fed him peas. Yet the bulge would not go away and would grow and shrink as I did various treatments. I then gave him epsom salt baths and it went down slightly. I continued the treatment for 3 days, but due to him being very skittish and after it looked a little less than what it was originally i stopped treatment and it ballooned back in size. I then started to give him more epsom salt rounds that didn’t work and then gave him a blue dip than did nothing. He was still able to swim and did not show any sign of being unhappy other then looking tired from the large belly and long fins. He eventually took an extreme pitfall where he could not move from the bottom of the tank and couldn’t swim up more than an inch or two in front of himself. I ordered melafix and the other parasitic seachem medicine but it did not arrive on time and he passed away in his tank. It deeply upsets me to this day not knowing about if this was a tumor or a swim bladder issue. He was the betta that made me love the hobby and got me through a tough time and I still think about him to today. If anyone could help identify what happen and maybe give an insight to his demise. Swim in peace Ponyo ❤️
 

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Ken Sauer

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In September, my betta of around 1 1/2 passed away. I had perfect parameters at the time during this situation, a lot of which was handled on reddit. I thought it was constipation so i fasted him and fed him peas. Yet the bulge would not go away and would grow and shrink as I did various treatments. I then gave him epsom salt baths and it went down slightly. I continued the treatment for 3 days, but due to him being very skittish and after it looked a little less than what it was originally i stopped treatment and it ballooned back in size. I then started to give him more epsom salt rounds that didn’t work and then gave him a blue dip than did nothing. He was still able to swim and did not show any sign of being unhappy other then looking tired from the large belly and long fins. He eventually took an extreme pitfall where he could not move from the bottom of the tank and couldn’t swim up more than an inch or two in front of himself. I ordered melafix and the other parasitic seachem medicine but it did not arrive on time and he passed away in his tank. It deeply upsets me to this day not knowing about if this was a tumor or a swim bladder issue. He was the betta that made me love the hobby and got me through a tough time and I still think about him to today. If anyone could help identify what happen and maybe give an insight to his demise. Swim in peace Ponyo ❤
I am so sorry. It breaks your heart. I know.
 

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So sorry about your betta :( thanks for posting pics, he was beautiful! I hope someone with more experience will be able to comment and give you a possible resolution or explanation
 

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I'm really sorry about your Betta.
I lost mine last week, and I'm still really hurt by it.

I don't think it was the same issue that you've experienced with your betta. Mine I originally believed had some swim bladder issues (floating on side, unable to swim to the bottom, needing to rest a lot). We fasted him and even gave him a piece of cooked pea to help, but it didn't resolve. Later I noticed that he had seemed to have developed dropsy (pine cone scales). I tried to medicate, but it was too late :(

I had a lot of challenges with water quality in my tank which I expect was the root cause of this. Which makes me feel worse about it to be honest, but you mentioned that your water quality was fine throughout.

I don't have enough experience to suggest what it might have been, will see if anyone else can offer an opinion.
 

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I am sorry for your loss. Sometimes fish just die. We keep them in tanks. Hope they will live for ever but in fact sometimes they just give up on life, no explanation.
 

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