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Siamese Fighter

Postby bradderz123 » Tue May 07, 2013 12:15 pm

My son has a Siamese Fighter that has developed a 'fat chest' (bloat). From memory - most likely caused by overfeeding/overeating - we have put in on a diet for a few days (fed him zero) and then yesterday fed him the inside of a pea (again what I recall was the thing to do).

Whilst I've observed him going to the toilet once his overall size hasn't diminished so it still appears to be related to constipation issues.

Other than this he is very active and looks in fine form.

Any other ideas please? :think:
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Re: Siamese Fighter

Postby Clare » Wed May 08, 2013 4:41 pm

Get some tetra prima.. the red granular stuff. Its the best thing to give a fish to make sure their digestive system are working well. Feed him this for a day or 2 and make sure he has a bright red poo.

Beta's are very easy to over feed, I have done it myself in the past.

So fast him for 24 hours then feed tetra prima solely for 2 days. make sure he poos and if he has not started thinning down then fast again.

This worked with my last beta but it did take a week to thin him down. he was overfed by me feeding and the ex feeding and us not talking enough to know we fed the fish lmao.
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Re: Siamese Fighter

Postby bradderz123 » Wed May 08, 2013 10:14 pm

Thanks Clare - will do :tu:
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Re: Siamese Fighter

Postby bradderz123 » Sun May 12, 2013 9:07 pm

Been doing the 'Prima' a couple of days. Seen the 'big red poo' but problem doesn't appear to be going away. Any thoughts?

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Re: Siamese Fighter

Postby Clare » Sun May 12, 2013 9:22 pm

Insides are working properly, has he not lost any weight at all, not even when you fast a couple fo days?
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Re: Siamese Fighter

Postby bradderz123 » Sun May 12, 2013 10:58 pm

no he hasn't - i will fast him again
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Re: Siamese Fighter

Postby bradderz123 » Mon May 20, 2013 10:11 am

He's gone - RIP!

Was actually reading an article in this weeks PFK that said they don't last long in the aquarium.

Apparently they only live 2 years in the wild and a similar time can be expected in the aquarium. As the age of fish sold in the shop is 6-8 months you can't expect a long life out of them!

However, not sure my son's fish died of 'old age' - clearly there was something wrong (perhaps if I was that way inclined I could have cut it open and checked if there was a tumour - but I'm not!).
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Re: Siamese Fighter

Postby Clare » Tue May 21, 2013 6:45 pm

I'm sorry. I love beta's but I don't think I have had one live over 8 months. Your right they do not last long BUT yes I think something was wrong with him. Are you getting another?
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Re: Siamese Fighter

Postby bradderz123 » Wed May 22, 2013 10:04 pm

Will try and avoid - my son's tank is only 25L but I thought I could keep any fry in there whilst I try and find them a home.
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Re: Siamese Fighter

Postby Clare » Thu May 23, 2013 10:54 am

Why not try shell dwellers?
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