Anorexic betta!!!

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I got two bettas a while ago and one of them just died now their bowls were right next to each other and they would tease each other like crazy Tenshi would dart around as if to say "can't caught me nananana" and Inari would flare up to try and get back at her and they would go back and forth like that for hrs on end. //however they didn't get alone in the same tank jeez pick aren't they// anyway Tenshi died today while i was changing her water she was a really big eater. Well I tried to get her to move but well she didn't she refused to do anything. anyway back to Inari!!! He sits there just kinda moping around looking at me as if to ask "Where is Tenshi?" it's really a sad sight to see :S But he has been constipated for the last few days he won't eat his peas or carrots for the matter and he sure as ********** won't go to the bathroom. I tried to get him to eat some flakes he refused them, and pellets well I'm not one for ABC food and neither is he what can i do to the poor can to help him with his loss and get him to eat again?

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He could be starting to have some ammonia poisoning and that could be causing his lack of appetite. Or like you say he could be horribly constipated. If he will not eat veggies, then the only other remedy I know of and have read about is the Epsom Salts and warmer water method. He needs 1/4 teaspoom of Epsom Salts mixed in with a small amount of tank water and dissolved for each gallon of water. (approximately) (If you have a 4 gallon tank use 1 teaspoom of Epsom Salts in a little tank water and dissolve then put it in the tank and stir into the water) If you can and he is in a larger than 2 1/2 gallon aquarium he can have the water heated to 80 degrees to help the Epsom Salts work. If the tank is smaller just try to keep it as much out of drafts and away from air conditioning and fans as possible to keep it from being cooled down.

I hope this helps.

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i do have a small unfiltered tank and i try to keep out of drafts and such so that it will stay warm ish. thank u of rthe advise when i get paid next week i'm getting Inari a real tank(5 gal, heated, filtered, ect) but right now i can't afford it :s thank u for ur help

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I do know about affording and not affording things. It is okay that you are doing what you can. I just keep telling you because you keep asking me LOL. The answer to most of your questions has been the same unfortunately.

I do hope he gets to feeling better.

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o ok i thought maybe u were suggesting i rob a bank for inari or something like that anyway he is eating again i'm feeding him very light yesterday he had about a flake and a half and one pellet and seemed to fine so i'll probly feed him again the middle of next week

thanx for all your help and like i keep saying i will get him a tank soon very soon
thanx again

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inari said:
o ok i thought maybe u were suggesting i rob a bank for inari or something like that anyway he is eating again i'm feeding him very light yesterday he had about a flake and a half and one pellet and seemed to fine so i'll probly feed him again the middle of next week

thanx for all your help and like i keep saying i will get him a tank soon very soon
thanx again

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I am so glad he is doing well. I hope he continues to do well. I am not sure I would cut that far back on the food. He can eat according to the guidelines for proper feeding in the Betta books I have: Pellets 3 to 4 pellets twice a day ~or~ Bloodworms 6 to 7 bloodworms twice a day These amounts of food are not overfeeding and with a treat of frozen pea a couple times a week you should never have the problem again.

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ok so feed him twice a day ok then also the reasoning behind me feeding him lightly is because he refused to eat for about a week I wasn't sure what that would do to him if i just picked up to normal feedings again. didn't want him to have any problems tho i pretty sure he won't he is staring at me to feed him right now so anyway thanx alot

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