After going through the hell of attempting to save my male betta from ick and failing miserably, Today, we noticed that our female's belly has out of nowhere gotten bloated and fat. The scales of her belly have lost some color due to the stretching. The thing is that she's still behaving normally, still excitedly swimming around and begging for food (she's a master at this).
Now I've never raised a female betta before. I'm only used to males and what issues look like on them.
My wife feeds her two pellets in the morning and then she gets three pellets in the evening about 12-13 hours later so I don't think that she's being overfed.
Do the females go through egg cycles if there's no male around? She's never been exposed to our male. We kept them in different rooms.
I told my wife not to feed her for a couple days to see if it goes away. I'll try to get a picture posted later on if I can get one as my camera is horrible and doesn't have a way to shut off autofocus to keep it from focusing on the glass of the tank rather than the fish.