Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-23-2012, 10:15 PM   #1 
Jiirim's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2012
Unhappy Constipation?

I came home from a two day trip today. I had no one to care for him when I was gone so he went without food. Before I left I had added about two or three extra pellets of food to 'hold him over' until I got back and I noticed this evening that he looks constipated. (Never ever doing that again! Dumb move on my part)

He is a Chocolate betta and is really rich in browns and oranges, but now he is looking VERY pale. You can barely tell he has orange. His face, which is usually black, is extremely white/pale. Plus he hangs around the bottom of his tank and he looks a little bloated. He's still swimming around a bit, but it looks like he's having a hard time doing so and tends to rest back on the bottom after a minute or so of swimming.

I do not have any epsom salt (or any money to run out and get it) so I was thinking of using peas. Only thing is, I checked my freezer and don't have peas. What do I do?
I /did/ find some soybeans. I don't know if they could be used in place of peas.
Jiirim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 07:36 AM   #2 
shellieca's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Ontario, CA
If he hasn't eaten for 2 days then I doubt he's constipated. Feeding a few extra pellets wouldn't/shouldn't have caused bloating. What size tank? Heated? Filtered? Water change schedule? How much water changed? When was last water change? Tank mates?
shellieca is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Constipation Queen Zenobia Betta Fish Care 7 05-27-2012 11:38 AM
Constipation? betta fish crazy Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 2 03-24-2012 03:03 PM
Constipation that I can't get rid of. tigerone63 Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 5 03-14-2011 01:22 PM
Constipation - cause ? hamfist Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 4 03-29-2010 03:02 PM
constipation? nhassold Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 8 02-18-2010 04:04 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:19 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.