Help Is my female betta bloated or is she pregnant?

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Hey guys I’m new here btw :) so question I have had betta’s before but they all died within a week of having them ): wish I knew how I could have saved them. Anyways I have a new betta she’s a female glo betta she’s so cool I recently bumped her up to a 10 gallon she’s doing great I think... I have been looking after her a lot more lately and she seems to be getting bigger and bigger and I’m really scared I don’t know if she’s pregnant or if she is bloated and constipated? Anyone here able to help me out please thanks this is here btw
 

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Welcome!
If you've been having trouble keeping bettas alive, maybe you can provide some details of your care and we can help you get everything sorted (including this one)?

What kind of tank is she is? Volume, filter, heater (set to what temp)?
What do you feed and how often do you feed how much of it? Do you make sure no uneaten food sinks to the bottom?
You say you know about the nitrogen cycle - did you cycle the tank before putting in this and previous fish and how did you check to see if it was indeed cycled?
How often do you do water changes? What products do you add to your tap water or put in the tank?
 
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HI she’s in a 10 gallon glass tank with a top fin silent stream filter at the lowest water stream rate. The heater is set at 80 it’s an aqeoun 50 watt heater with a ajustable knob for the temp and I feed her morning and night with betta buffet seafood pellets I give 4 In morning and 4 at night and on Tuesdays only day I give her bloodworms or baby bribe shrimp. I also try to make sure there’s no uneaten food that sinks to the bottom I have 1 ghost shrimp I had 3 the 2 others died and I did cycle the tank before for about 5 weeks and I test the water with the master freshwater kit almost everyday and I try and do water changes once a week and I take out 15% of the water and than add in conditioning product before I add in the new water so it’s all set to adjust with the old tank water my other fish I never went this much into care with them cause I thought they could just live in a bowl with no heater but I did my research before this girl

And to set this tank up I had put in API Quick Start and API Water Conditioner before putting her in
 

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What was your most recent test kit reading of ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate?

Bettas are egg-layers and therefore will not become pregnant. Instead, they will become "eggy" (full of eggs). This is not at all harmful to them. To me, looking at her full body condition and the shape of her fullness (how that widened edge follows down a good length of her body rather than stopping at the edge of her belly), she looks eggy. The pictures are blurry, though, so I can't say for sure.
 
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SM1199 said:
What was your most recent test kit reading of ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate?

Bettas are egg-layers and therefore will not become pregnant. Instead, they will become "eggy" (full of eggs). This is not at all harmful to them. To me, looking at her full body condition and the shape of her fullness (how that widened edge follows down a good length of her body rather than stopping at the edge of her belly), she looks eggy. The pictures are blurry, though, so I can't say for sure.
Ok thanks so much!! Will she hold on to them or will she pass them?

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Ok thanks so much!! Will she hold on to them or will she pass them?
Also my most recent readings for the Ammonia was 0 and Nitrite was 0 and Nitrate was 10
 

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Auds27 said:
Ok thanks so much!! Will she hold on to them or will she pass them?
Usually females will stay as-is unless they breed with a male. So she will hold onto them, but it won't harm her at all, and there will be a point when she stops getting fuller.
 
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Usually females will stay as-is unless they breed with a male. So she will hold onto them, but it won't harm her at all, and there will be a point when she stops getting fuller.
Ok thank god thank u so much appreciate it I was so worried
 

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Alright, well it sounds like you've got everything right this time :) Good job!

I think you're just overfeeding her. 8 pellets a day is a bit much, try feeding 5 or 6 pellets a day in total (so if you want to feed twice, 2-3 pellets per feeding). She looks to be a pretty young betta.
 
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PascalKrypt said:
Alright, well it sounds like you've got everything right this time :) Good job!

I think you're just overfeeding her. 8 pellets a day is a bit much, try feeding 5 or 6 pellets a day in total (so if you want to feed twice, 2-3 pellets per feeding). She looks to be a pretty young betta.
Ok!! Thanks! :) so 20 percent water change for a 10 gallon is ok every week?
 

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