Asked by: Sever Agrasar
pets fish and aquariums

How do you treat a bloated Betta?

Last Updated: 13th June, 2020

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Treatment
  1. Move the sick fish to a "hospital tank."
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of salt per gallon of water in the hospital tank.
  3. Feed the fish fresh, high-quality foods.
  4. Treat the fish with antibiotics, either in the food or in the water.
  5. Test the water in the hospital tank daily to ensure it is appropriate for the fish.

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Regarding this, can a betta fish get fat?

If your betta is eating for more than two minutes, this means your betta is getting fat. Of course, this is something that is going to happen over time naturally, but you don't want your betta to get overweight. This can cause fatal health problems.

Also, does Bettafix treat dropsy? Dropsy is one of the more serious afflictions which may affect bettafish. Bettafix may help get rid of dropsy, but there is no guarantee.

Also to know is, what causes bloat in fish?

Dropsy is a disease in fish caused by the buildup of fluid inside the body cavity or tissues. As a symptom rather than a disease, it can indicate a number of underlying diseases, including bacterial infections, parasitic infections, or liver dysfunction.

How do you know when a fish is about to die?

These are some of the most common signs of disease seen in pet fish:

  1. Appearing disoriented, such as swimming upside down.
  2. Leaving food uneaten.
  3. White spots on fins or body.
  4. Discolored gills.
  5. Trouble breathing such as gasping at surface of water.
  6. Bulging eyes (one or both)
  7. Mucus accumulation on the body.

Related Question Answers

Chris Baamonde

Professional

How can you tell if a female betta is full?

After female betta fish mate, the females will lay eggs. The eggs come from what is often termed an "egg spot," seen encircled above. The spot looks like a grain of salt, and is actually the ovipositor tube where the eggs will come out of. This is a way to identity a female betta fish if you are unsure of the sex.

Rico Eikhvald

Professional

How does a betta get dropsy?

Low levels of salt in the water aid in the osmotic balance of the fish by making the water salinity closer to the fish's blood salinity. That helps the fish get rid of excess water accumulating in the body, causing the dropsy.

Jake Agarwal

Professional

Can overfeeding cause dropsy?

Sickness – Another reason your fish may be larger than usual is disease. The main culprit for freshwater aquarium fish is Dropsy. Overfeeding – Sometimes a fish may become fat or swollen as a result of his diet. Often, overfeeding or the wrong types of food can cause constipation and other digestive issues.

Hornjoserbsce Noce

Explainer

How do you know if your fish is pregnant?

The area where a pregnant guppy's abdomen meets the tail is sometimes called the "gravid patch", or "gravid spot". When pregnant, there is a slight discoloration that slowly darkens as the guppy progresses through pregnancy.

Trista Pauner

Explainer

How do you know if your betta fish is healthy?

Betta fish are low maintenance, but there are some key things you must do to keep them healthy.

Here are some things to watch for:
  1. Fin Rot: The fins or tail appear shredded.
  2. Ich: White spots on the fish's body.
  3. Velvet: The fish is not eating or scratching itself on objects in its tank.

Nouha Lapitzegi

Pundit

What is aquarium salt?

API® Aquarium Salt, made from evaporated sea salt, is a must-have for your aquarium! Aquarium salt promotes fish health by improving gill function, making it easier for fish to breathe. Care should be taken when using salt in aquariums with live plants, as some plants may be sensitive.

Frederique Neidel

Pundit

How do you treat fish bladder bloat?

Treatment
  1. Keeping the water especially clean and between 78 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Adding a small amount of aquarium salt to the tank.
  3. Reducing the water level to make it easier for the fish to move around within the tank.
  4. Reducing water flow in tanks with a strong current.

Ohiane Twyhues

Pundit

What is dropsy disease?

Medical Definition of Dropsy
Dropsy: An old term for the swelling of soft tissues due to the accumulation of excess water. In years gone by, a person might have been said to have dropsy. Thus, the person might have edema due to congestive heart failure.

Dia Drojdin

Teacher

How do you revive a betta?

Directions For Use
Add one (1) drop per 16 fluid ounces of water for at least three (3) days. Use Aquarium Solutions Betta Ultimate to treat tap water when changing water or setting up a new betta bowl. Discontinue use of Betta Revive after a cure has been achieved.

Lester Winkelhausen

Teacher

How does a swim bladder work?

The swim bladder is located in the body cavity and is derived from an outpocketing of the digestive tube. It contains gas (usually oxygen) and functions as a hydrostatic, or ballast, organ, enabling the fish to maintain its depth without floating upward or sinking.

Celtia Gendron

Teacher

Why are my fish swimming upside down?

A upside-down swimming is a common problem in goldfish and the cause is a disorder of the swim bladder. This specialised organ enables a fish to modify its buoyancy so it can dive or surface according to its needs. Fat-bodied goldfish are at risk because their swim bladder can become compressed.

Tiffaney Cuypers

Reviewer

What causes human dropsy?

Edema, called dropsy long ago, is swelling caused by fluid retention. This condition usually occurs in your feet, legs, or ankles. However, it can also occur in your hands, your face, or any other part of the body.

Theresia Bres

Reviewer

How often should I use Bettafix?

Use six drops per pint, 12 drops per quart or 1/2 teaspoon per gallon of betta bowl water. Repeat dose daily for up to seven days before making a water change. Treatment may be repeated if necessary.

Xiuping Jidomirov

Reviewer

Will Bettafix hurt snails?

Yes, Melafix is completely safe with invertebrates such as snails and shrimps. It will not harm the biological filter – the bacteria in the biological filter are quite different from those that are found on the fish. It will not harm plants.

Faruk Andre

Supporter

What is Bettafix used for?

API® Bettafix is an all-natural, antibacterial medication for Bettas that should be used whenever your Betta exhibits signs of disease, such as wounds, ulcers, mouth fungus, fin & tail rot, slimy patches, and cottony growths.

Basiliso Heukeshoven

Supporter

How much salt do I treat ICH?

1 Tbsp Salt per 2 Gallons of Water
For example, you can use this recipe to treat ich (a common ailment also known as white spot disease) for a period of 10 days.

Thamara Baeckler

Supporter

How can you tell if fin rot is getting better?

How Do I Know If My Fish Has Fin Rot?
  1. Stage 1: The fins and/or tail start show some discoloration, especially on the edges.
  2. Stage 2: The fin edges look frayed and uneven as infected pieces start to die and fall off.
  3. Stage 3:

Ron Guhra

Beginner

Is Bettafix safe?

BENEFITS: A safe, all natural way to treat Bettas for bacterial infections. A safe, all natural way to treat Bettas for bacterial infections. Contains the healing power of Melaleuca (Tea Tree), a botanical extract, to treat open wounds and tissue damage by handling and netting.

Inocencio Eichhof

Beginner

How do you treat a fish with popped eye?

Treat this fish with a broad-spectrum antibiotic food recommended by your pet supplier or veterinarian to resolve the infection. If more than one fish is infected, it may be necessary to treat the main tank with antibiotics, as well.