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Hey y'all, I've got a betta (his name is sky) that I've had for 5 months now in a 5.5-gallon tank. He's my 3rd betta in the last few years and he's been the healthiest, however for the last week and a half he's been super bloated. I've already fasted him and it didn't make any difference. I've read that I should try feeding him a pea next but I've heard mixed reviews about doing so. Any recommendations?
 
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Hey y'all, I've got a betta (his name is sky) that I've had for 5 months now in a 5.5-gallon tank. He's my 3rd betta in the last few years and he's been the healthiest, however for the last week and a half he's been super bloated. I've already fasted him and it didn't make any difference. I've read that I should try feeding him a pea next but I've heard mixed reviews about doing so. Any recommendations?
I fasted him for four days, sorry I forgot to mention that above!
 

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I've heard a skinned pea is okay for Betta's. However, I've also heard of Daphnia being a good way to relieve bloating for Betta's. How much are you feeding it per day/week?
 
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I've heard a skinned pea is okay for Betta's. However, I've also heard of Daphnia being a good way to relieve bloating for Betta's. How much are you feeding it per day/week?
I feed him 2 pellets in the morning and at night.
 
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Kacie Brown said:
Hey y'all, I've got a betta (his name is sky) that I've had for 5 months now in a 5.5-gallon tank. He's my 3rd betta in the last few years and he's been the healthiest, however for the last week and a half he's been super bloated. I've already fasted him and it didn't make any difference. I've read that I should try feeding him a pea next but I've heard mixed reviews about doing so. Any recommendations?
Here are some s of him and his bloated belly.
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Kacie Brown said:
Hey y'all, I've got a betta (his name is sky) that I've had for 5 months now in a 5.5-gallon tank. He's my 3rd betta in the last few years and he's been the healthiest, however for the last week and a half he's been super bloated. I've already fasted him and it didn't make any difference. I've read that I should try feeding him a pea next but I've heard mixed reviews about doing so. Any recommendations?
Here are some s of him and his bloated belly.
IMG_20180423_200602237.jpg
IMG_20180423_200555328.jpg
 

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Kacie Brown said:
Here are some s of him and his bloated belly.
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Naaaw poor little man, so youve fasted for 4 days and it hasn't gone down? :/ no good, I rarely feed mine any flakes or pellets because he gets bloated easily, if you can get frozen blood worms and daffnia its better for him, I feed mine maybe 1-2 worms a day and some daffnia to help push it through I might give him a tiny amount of flakes every 2-3 days.
 

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Definitely wait for his body to get back to normal before feeding him again, he's extremely bloated.
 

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My betta looks exactly like yours (the bloat I mean). He’s also a crowntail but an orange color. I’ve fasted him for 2 days and just fed him some of a pea. I’m worried it won’t work. Hope it does for you!
 

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Any updates on yours? The pea I gave mine 24 hours ago doesn’t appear to have helped at all
 
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Any updates on yours? The pea I gave mine 24 hours ago doesn’t appear to have helped at all
So far nothing, I asked a fish group on Facebook and the consensus was that he probably has a tumor :/. Thankfully it doesn't seem to be affecting his quality of life, as he's still a super excited and curious boy.
 

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So far nothing, I asked a fish group on Facebook and the consensus was that he probably has a tumor :/. Thankfully it doesn't seem to be affecting his quality of life, as he's still a super excited and curious boy.
How quick did he get that bloated? Mine happened fairly quickly. Peas haven’t helped and I did an Epsom salt bath last night for the first time and it didn’t help either
 

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