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I just came back from vaction and I had left him with a friend, I've been feeding him like normal I've also noticed that he has been 'plumping up' I don't know if he is constipated again, I've been giving him peas about once every week to week and a half. He has had his peas for the week I have them to him after he was returned to me. Since he it looks like he has eaten too much should I just do a Pea fast for a while until he passes it out of his system or should I try something else. thanx all

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Just to be on the safe side, I would put him on the veggie fast for a bit just to make sure he hasn't been a bad boy while you were away.  He is
"chunky" for some reason and we may as well attack the easy one first. He needs the peas a couple times a week since he has a history of constipation already.

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Also while I"m thinking about it once he has gotten contipation am I always going to have to watch out for that?

And normal feedings he need more peas than about once a week as well? Just checking I want him around as long as possible thanx

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Well for some reason I have found that the Bettas that have gotten constipated in the past have a greater chance of doing it again, no matter how careful we are. It is just that we try hard not to have it happen. That is why I give my guys peas twice a week as a treat whether they need it or not (it needs to be part of their diet anyway) but unless they are really constipated go ahead and give them their regular meals at the regular times just give the peas at some other time during the day so they are not being overfed with pea. This doesn't mean that they are guaranteed not to ever get constipated but it makes it MUCH less likely. It is also important to see to it if you can that they take time to chew their food. I know I am perhaps asking a lot but most owners of the little guys and gals don't mind spending a bit of time with them and making sure that they are being good to themselves.
We all know by now that constipation in a Betta is very serious and something that has to be constantly guarded against. It is really too bad that the little fish who do enjoy eating so much have to have this trouble. If only they would slow down and chew their food and stop acting like they are being starved to death.

I hope this gives you your answer and helps you. I know I got a bit "wordy" but I never know when a newbie will read the post and not really understand what it is all about. Hope you don't mind.

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I already know all this info thank you tho for re-stating it. Does anyone know of anything else that I should beware of that would cause a male Betta fish to look fat. Man no wonder he keeps biting me when I feed him I'm calling him fat lol

thanx

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He's not fat he's fluffy hahahaha. thats what I keep telling myself LOL.
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o_O idk if i should even comment on that
 
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