View Full Version : bloated betta

02-12-2009, 10:05 PM
poor starlight. I just gave him some antibiotics (maricyn2) and I've read that I should let him fast for a couple days to help his bloating. he's still pretty active but today I noticed he's starting to have difficulty swimming. he's my only crown tail and he is just beautiful. Is there anything else I should do for him?

02-12-2009, 10:06 PM
How old is he? Older bettas are more prone to get dropsy. Is his stomach so bloated that scales are starting to "Lift up"? If so than it is dropsy. Most fish dont recover from dropsy.

02-12-2009, 10:25 PM
I'd suggest a five day fast, and then peas. If that doesn't help, maybe an Epsom salts bath...