Female Betta A Bit Bloated

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hi this May just me being paranoid or not knowing enough about bettas. This is my first and only female betta. I got her from Walmart months ago because I made the mistake of walking past the fish section and she was in bad shape and I felt bad for her. I have two other male bettas. I noticed today that she has a bit of a bloat to her and I don’t know if it is normal or if I need to be concerned she is usually slimmer looking especially from the top. It seems to be concentrated on the bottom. I do probably overfeed her in need to work on that but I didn’t think fish got fat?
 
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Also the heater I have for her dosent shut off at a certain temperature and it got really hot for one day last week so I unplugged it for that day but then it immediately got cold again that night and I forgot to plug it back in which could have stressed her out
 

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Blanched peas have been known to help bettas with bloat, if the issue isn't just about the food intake
 

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Okay! A pinch of flake is okay, but two might be too much for her since she's bloated. Maybe try only one pinch a day? Remember that her stomach is only the size of her eyes!
 

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try to take it easy on the dried bloodworms. If you can, soak them before feeding so that they don't expand as much in the betta's belly. Those have been known to cause a bit of bloat from time to time :>
 

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Also she could be reabsorbing her eggs. She is a female betta, i know around this time of the month my female bettas get their eggs
 

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Not bloated, just full of eggs. If you don’t feed her for a few days she’ll reabsorb then back into her body.
 
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