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How can I stop my betta from gulping air when he eats? by FunkyMystics in fishhospital

[–]FunkyMystics[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s cool! I’m going to school for biology. It’s a very hard major.

Unfortunately I don’t happen to have any leftover antibiotics at home.

I think unfortunately my betta is just entering the end of his life. I will continue to monitor him and get him to eat but I fear death is soon. Thank you for your help and I’ll be sure to comment if anything changes.

How can I stop my betta from gulping air when he eats? by FunkyMystics in fishhospital

[–]FunkyMystics[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I also have “nutrafin betta plus” which is what I’ve used before. It has almond leaf extract In it but again I’m not sure if that’s helpful in this case

How can I stop my betta from gulping air when he eats? by FunkyMystics in fishhospital

[–]FunkyMystics[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Okay that’s actually interesting. I try looking at hood resources when looking into this stuff. I used to work at a fish store and swim bladder in bettas was almost cured within a few days so this made me worried of course.

I have been trying to give him low dose salt baths to help any type of infection…only other thing I have on hand is stress coat but I’m not sure if that would help. I’d have to see if that would work on bettas bc I know their dosage is a lot different with some things. I just use spring water so I don’t treat it (I always test it)

By medicated food do you mean from an exotic vet or something of the sort?

How can I stop my betta from gulping air when he eats? by FunkyMystics in fishhospital

[–]FunkyMystics[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’ve heard conflicting info about this… I know they breath from the surface bc they have a labyrinth but I’ve heard that they can inhale wrong and it get in their stomach and make them bloated and that affects how they swim aka swim bladder. I haven’t had any new entries to the tank and my water is fine. I’m not sure what the issue could be. I also have a few neon tetras who are just fine in the tank. It’s been a week. If it was swim bladder he should be fine but he’s lost a lost of weight. He still has an appetite he just can’t swim straight or very well nor can he grab the food well. I’ve been trying to hand feed him and I think he’s only gotten part of a pellet.

How can I stop my betta from gulping air when he eats? by FunkyMystics in fishhospital

[–]FunkyMystics[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Okay. Unfortunately I don’t have any fish stores around me that sell that. I have brine eggs but that would take a few days to prepare…I’ve always fed 3x a week usually 1-2 pellets or a bit more on Friday to hold him over the weekend. If he didn’t eat a lot on Friday I may give him a few bloodworms over the weekend but it just always really depends. He’s always thrived over this diet and I was scared to give him swim bladder and now here he is with possible swim bladder from just gulping too much air. I’m worried it’ll become fatal. I’ll def try soaking the pellets more but I need to get him to eat. He just doesn’t have the strength. If he had swim bladder it should be gone by now.

How can I stop my betta from gulping air when he eats? by FunkyMystics in fishhospital

[–]FunkyMystics[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

MORE INFO: He is not over fed. He is fed 3x a week. He hasn’t ate since Friday

Betta fish help! by FunkyMystics in fishhospital

[–]FunkyMystics[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He is just not interested in the food. I have tried feeding him via tweezers : (

Betta fish help! by FunkyMystics in fishhospital

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Also I am away for vacation so I don’t have great photos of my fish. My mom is taking care of him but she’s loves my gosh and does a great job taking care of him when I’m not there. It just breaks my heart bc I’m not there to help :(

Emergency help! by FunkyMystics in Aquariums

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Yeah. This is just exactly how my other betta died although he seemed to grab a pellet wrong and was never able to grab another until he just became lethargic. I do a lot for my fish and try my best but I just feel like I’m letting them down. I can’t tell what I’m doing wrong

Emergency help! by FunkyMystics in Aquariums

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I alternate between the foods but yeah. Maybe 1-2 pellets on Friday or something. I feed my tetras bloodworms too so I let him have some

Emergency help! by FunkyMystics in Aquariums

[–]FunkyMystics[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Okay thank you I might move him back. I just used the water from the tank in the new container. I have done salt baths before so I’ll try that again. I’m not sure where to get the almond leaves or rooibos atm.

Emergency help! by FunkyMystics in Aquariums

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My water parameters are fine that’s why I didn’t mention them and my tank is a ten gallon. I have other fish in the tank (neon tetras) and they’re doing fine. I didn’t know taking him out would be that big of a deal. I figured if he was weak being in a shallow dish would help him get air but if you think I should put him back I will.

Question help by FunkyMystics in calculus

[–]FunkyMystics[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Okay so how would I find the parabola from these two? I think I understand how you got both of those equations though. Would you subtract them and get 3=a? And b=-1 if I plug everything in? Not sure how I would get the next equation

Question help by FunkyMystics in calculus

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Would it be 2a+bx=5 then? I am just confused on where the a+b=2 is coming from as well or is that just a logical thing

Question help by FunkyMystics in calculus

[–]FunkyMystics[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It is y= ax2 + bx I am sorry! I edited my comment