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Betta at the vet

Discussion in 'Anabantoids' started by Windy, Apr 16, 2018 at 11:07 AM.

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    Saw this clip of Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER on Nat Geo this morning on FB. The Betta was having troubling floating. I Wanted to share it with you all. I never knew that fish that size could be given injections. What would you guys do if your Anabantoid/ Labyrinth fish was having trouble floating

     
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    I watched that show episode on TV and was fascinated to see her treating a Betta. She used a tiny needle to inject antibiotics to treat 'pine-coneing' of the scales but didn't mention the antibiotic name or other product in the treatment.
     
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    I wonder how many hundreds of dollars the bill was.
     
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    I looked it up on Google and found the website: https://www.fishlore.com/aquariumfishforum/threads/does-pineconing-always-mean-swim-bladder.23977/ This is what it said: pine coning hardly ever means swim bladder disorder. It usually is a symptom of dropsy. (kidney failure) This is a very serious and unfortunately usually fatal disorder. The only treatment that I know of that works is a drug called Tetracycline HCL or MaracynII will work
     
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    On a slightly related issue, a new lfs has a betta with a fatty tumor. He has a vet willing to perform surgery to remove it but she wasn't available for our club meet. I wanted to see that.

    I have never seen a pineconed fish recover for more than a couple months. Yes, kidney failure. I treated a panda garra with Epsom salts but it died after 2 or 3 months after the pine coning was resolved.

    Kidney failure is 1 of those things that often happens near death along with bent spines etc.
     

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