Betta bloat, help!!!

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

  1. SuzanaBananaValued MemberMember

    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. Emze17Valued MemberMember

    have you tried feeding a cooked pea with the shell removed?
  3. sunshine2012Valued MemberMember

    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. SuzanaBananaValued MemberMember

    Thats actually awesome, we had peas for dinner last night!
  5. Happy1234New MemberMember

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

    Never even heard of that, where can i get them? Lfs?
  7. sunshine2012Valued MemberMember

    Try this link it might help. Hope the betta gets better.
  8. SuzanaBananaValued MemberMember

  9. Happy1234New MemberMember

    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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