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Betta Laying On Side At Bottom Of Tank

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Re: Betta laying on side at bottom of tank
« Reply #50 on: August 27, 2018, 05:12:52 PM »
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I've done a water change & medication dose.
I've also fed Seb 2 bloodworms.
Then I saw something in the fry trap that I thought was a small snail, and thought that wouldn't be good, so pulled it out with the forceps. It was the most massive pooh I've ever seen from a betta.  :o

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Re: Betta laying on side at bottom of tank
« Reply #51 on: August 27, 2018, 05:27:32 PM »
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All of this can't just be constipation but it may be a side effect. Bloodworm are meant to flush fish out if you excuse the watery pun... maybe it's finally had the required effect! Hopefully again this is a good sign that things are getting back to normal  ::)

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« Reply #52 on: August 27, 2018, 05:35:02 PM »
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Delighted to hear that there's been "an intestinal clearout" - let's hope this gets Seb properly back on the mend and back to his former self! Fingers crossed and keep us posted.



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Re: Betta laying on side at bottom of tank
« Reply #53 on: August 30, 2018, 08:05:41 AM »
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Did the clearout do the trick Donna? How is Seb doing now?

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Re: Betta laying on side at bottom of tank
« Reply #54 on: August 30, 2018, 08:38:21 AM »
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Unfortunately not.
I continued the daily regime of water changes, medication, and offering bloodworms.
He had a bloodworm for dinner last night.
I have just been to check on him, and I'm afraid that Seb (f.k.a. Handsome Boy) has passed away.  :(
It's frustrating not knowing exactly what was wrong with him, and I'm consoling myself with thoughts that he was in a more peaceful environment in the hospital tank, rather than having the panda corys constantly moving around him in the main tank. I'd like to think that he was comfortable, and he didn't seem to be suffering in the smaller tank.
It's still a massive disappointment that I didn't manage to nurse him back to health.
He was a very friendly and charming little fella, and I'll remember him fondly for the time he poked his head out of one of the holes in a piece of decor in an adorably expectant manner one dinner time.  :)

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Re: Betta laying on side at bottom of tank
« Reply #55 on: August 30, 2018, 09:11:58 AM »
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So sorry to hear about the loss of Seb.  Reading the post, it looks like you did everything you possibly could for him and more, it was just his time.

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Re: Betta laying on side at bottom of tank
« Reply #56 on: August 30, 2018, 03:22:52 PM »
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Thanks @Bazza2000
Sometimes these things happen.

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Re: Betta laying on side at bottom of tank
« Reply #57 on: August 30, 2018, 04:02:27 PM »
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Oh what a damn shame after all the effort you made as well. Sorry for the loss of SEB.

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Re: Betta laying on side at bottom of tank
« Reply #58 on: August 30, 2018, 04:56:29 PM »
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I had been wondering how he was getting on but didn't dare ask. Absolutely gutted for you to read of this. Not that this will help with the upset and heavy heart you'll be experiencing for the next while, but you certainly did everything you could possibly have done for him and gave him the most comfortable end to his life that is possible - and I think he would have known that and was doing his utmost to pull through. The little story about him poking his head out expectantly one dinnertime actually brought a tear to my eye on reading it - he sounded lovely.



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Re: Betta laying on side at bottom of tank
« Reply #59 on: August 30, 2018, 07:04:39 PM »
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So sorry to hear about the loss of Seb.  Reading the post, it looks like you did everything you possibly could for him and more, it was just his time.

I think this sums it up really well. Sounds like Seb had a long and happy life with you.

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Re: Betta laying on side at bottom of tank
« Reply #60 on: August 30, 2018, 07:09:00 PM »
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Thanks all.

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Re: Betta laying on side at bottom of tank
« Reply #61 on: August 30, 2018, 07:17:18 PM »
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I am so sorry to hear he has passed away  :'(

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Re: Betta laying on side at bottom of tank
« Reply #62 on: August 30, 2018, 08:00:12 PM »
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Thanks Sue, and thanks for the suggestion of the floating tub to get him closer to the surface of the water. I think that made a big difference to him, and made him a lot more comfortable.

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