bladder disease results in a Betta fish that has trouble swimming. If
your fish is swimming crooked or has trouble lifting its tail you might
have SBD. While not causing your fish any pain, SBD does cause your
Betta stress as it makes it harder for it to get to the surface for
air. You can instanly help it out by lowering the water level making
less work for the fish to breath.
bladder disease is usually caused by poor diet, unclean
environment or overfeeding. Bettas need a variety in their diet - do
not just feed the same thing all the time. Mix in live food as much as
possible. If the problem is overfeeding then you must take a course of
action which restricts the food supply. In some cases it is genetic and
there is little you can do to solve the problem.
is clean and fresh and that genetics
plays no part, you should cut feedings back. Do not feed for 48 hours
and then offer a single feeding on the third day. A shelled cooked pea
can be used. Continue to feed small amounts once a day until you
see some improvement in your Bettas swimming ability.
no medication for SBD. Some people use meds that are
labeled "for use with SBD" but this means that it is safe to use
in conjunction with SBD. This medication is usually given to help your
Bettas immune system prevent any new disease that may crop up
while the SBD causes stress in your fish.
There is no specific
recovery from swim bladder disease but in most cases you should see
some results within a week.
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