nic Posted May 16 Share Posted May 16 Hi. My betta Ping has a serious bulge on his side that's growing. I've tried fasting a couple times but that didn't help. I've read a bunch of articles but they say basically the same thing. Bloat is a symptom to other issues. But he doesn't show any other symptoms that help me to narrow what it could be. I'm afraid to try meds as I know that can do harm if you are treating for something they don't have. He still has a good appetite. He swims normal. I have no idea if he is passing poo. I've honestly only ever seem him do that maybe twice since I've had him. The only thing that has changed is I do see him occasionally rest. Whether or not that is related I don't know. The tank gets weekly water changes. He's been getting fed North Fin Betta Bits pellets and the occasional freeze dried bloodworm. Fasting every Sunday. I've been using tap water treated with Fritz. I dose with Easy Green. I have 1 nerite snail and a growing crew of MTS. Water parameters 3 days after a water change, pH 7.8 (almost positive. I have a little trouble distinguishing the orange on the chart) Nitrates 10 GH 107.4 Nitrite 0 Ammonia 0 KH 53.7 Temp 79 This is what I'm thinking of trying... I bought epsom salt and am going to try a 15 minute soak. I've read different ratios so I figure I'd try 1.5tsp per gallon. I couldn't find daphnia but I did find some frozen cubes that contains a mix of stuff including brine shrimp and daphnie. Not sure how much to give. I have him on another fast at the moment. This would be day 3. Any advice would be appreciated! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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