Betta bloat, help!!!

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by SuzanaBanana, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. SuzanaBanana

    SuzanaBanana Valued Member Member

    My son's betta, Fishy, is bloated, and Im not sure what to do.

    Ive had a betta before, but this has never happened!

    Will post pic of Fishy, and the name of his food, tomorrow.

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. Emze17

    Emze17 Valued Member Member

    have you tried feeding a cooked pea with the shell removed?
     
  3. sunshine2012

    sunshine2012 Valued Member Member

    You could be over feeding him. Try to only feed M-F and let him fast for two days. He could be constipated. If you can try thawing out a frozen pea, take off the outside shell and break off pieces no bigger than his eye and let him eat that, it will give him fiber. He might also not be getting enough fiber.
     
  4. OP
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    SuzanaBanana

    SuzanaBanana Valued Member Member

    Thats actually awesome, we had peas for dinner last night!
     
  5. H

    Happy1234 New Member Member

    I heard that bettas are more of carnivores and prefer daphnia. Their shells help improve constipation and they are very nutritious.
     
  6. OP
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    SuzanaBanana

    SuzanaBanana Valued Member Member

    Never even heard of that, where can i get them? Lfs?
     
  7. sunshine2012

    sunshine2012 Valued Member Member

     
    Try this link it might help. Hope the betta gets better.
     
  8. OP
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    SuzanaBanana

    SuzanaBanana Valued Member Member

    Thanks!!!
     
  9. H

    Happy1234 New Member Member

    Daphnia is a type of water flea. You should be able to get them at your lfs. They are also very easy to culture.You can also feed them everyday(if memory serves) to prevent constipation. Here is a link:
     
     
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2016




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