View Full Version : sinking betta, help!!!

02-05-2009, 12:22 PM
hey guys, ive been conditioning 4 pair of betta for a week now and one of my fm hm s is sinking. shes full of eggs and can bearly make it to the top for air and when she doese she falls right back to the bottom. is it a swim bladder thing or im feeding her to much. every body else is doing fine. i feed them all they can eat in 10 min, 3 times a day. beef haert and blood worms. any suggestions thanks:idongetit:

02-05-2009, 05:34 PM
when she eats too much it blocks the passage to her swim bladder so it cannot adjust to help her rise or sink.

Feed her less and try a soft mushed green pea or green bean.

02-05-2009, 11:00 PM
thanks PP :notworthy::notworthy::notworthy::notworthy:ur a god

02-09-2009, 12:14 AM
well i did the pea thing and ive bearly been feeding her and she still sinks, i took all but about three inches of the water out. so she wouldnt have swim far for air. what can i do. shes a musturd gas hm.

04-29-2009, 11:02 PM
The best cure for swim bladder problems is adding epsom salt to the tank. It works wonders! Just use one teaspoon per 5 gallons.