Betta fish, something is really wrong. Dying? Should I have made a video of this?
Betta 8 years ago 14,731 views
Sad to report but beautiful Jewel our female Crowntail Betta fish is very sick. I feel strange making a video but I know my site is watched by Betta specialists and maybe someone can tell me what is wrong with her and if it could have been prevented. She has been getting thinner over the last 2 weeks. The other fish are ok. I am going to clean the big tank and maybe add some metafix (tea tree oil) or Permafix or whatever just as s general healing tonic. Then a little salt. I don't like to over medicate as it is too hard to get all that medicine out of the tank and you can't use your charcoal during it which just makes the water worse. I thought at first she was just having trouble getting rid of waste or even eggs. In fact this clump of white stuff came out and she ate it like female Betta fish usually do with their eggs. However afterward I noticed the community Platy fish were biting her so I put her in this small travel tank. Then I noticed it looked like her heart or something odd was falling out. So gross but she is still eating and swimming around. I don't think this will get better as I can see not way it will just retrack back in. I could be a parasite. Or it could be a prolapse. Any one know? We will miss her. To see her other videos try us at youtube,com/fanofaestallings. Included in the videos are how to train your Betta to jump and other not so sad videos.