Swim Bladder Disease Betta- Quick How to Cure Guide!

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2 min readJul 30, 2021

Thanks for checking out this quick cheat sheet that outlines the cures for Betta Swim Bladder Disease. Here is a quick video to peruse:

Betta Swim Bladder Disease

It is not actually a disease, but a pack of symptoms or causes that can effect the bettas swim bladder. A swim bladder is an organ that can help the betta to swim easier in place. Some common problems that could effect it are:
infection, constipation, overfeeding and stress/shock. It could also be caused by bacteria or parasites.

Please check out our full article to see on the best ways to treat betta swim bladder disease. Thanks!

Epsom Salt for Swim Bladder Disease

Epsom salt is a great, low risk way to try and provide relifed to a betta’s constipation.

1)Add 1 tablespoon of epsom salt to 2 litres of conditioned water (1/2 gallon) in a plastic jug. Stir to dissolve.
2)Replace the water from the tank into the so its the same temperature.
3) Let your betta swim it for 10 minutes.
4) If your bettas constipated isnt over, put him back in the tank.
5)Make sure your fish is OK in the bath, if he taps out, add him back into the tank.

Swim Bladder Disease Betta: Conclusion

Thanks for reading! We wish you all the best on your fishkeeping journey.

This is taken from a more in-depth article that can give you a lot of more insight on this subject. Please visit our site to download your free Swim Bladder Disease Betta PDF Guide:


Written by Tom Baxter, Betta Fish News



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Tom Baxter has spend decades keeping and learning about Betta fish. He loves the challenges and joys he has learned about and shares on www.bettafishnews.club