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Old 01-25-2013, 08:37 PM   #11 
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Bettas should poop about as often as you do.
Agreed! I feed my betta 5 small pellets each day and he poops twice daily.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:49 AM   #12 
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I feed them omega one Betta buffet. two pellets once a day in the morning.

they have not pooped in several days.
Are you sure they are not going in the corner? I am surprised at what I find when I vacuum or for smaller tanks, when I do a 100% water change.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:56 PM   #13 
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Are you sure they are not going in the corner? I am surprised at what I find when I vacuum or for smaller tanks, when I do a 100% water change.
It's a bare-bottom tank.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:01 PM   #14 
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I would fast them and maybe try to give them some extra exercise to start.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:03 PM   #15 
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how long should I fast them?

EDIT: does constipation have anything to do with temp? he was without a heater until today.
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I am no expert on the fasting length needed but i would start with 2 days before returning to feeding since they seem to be rather constipated. I don't think water temperature has anything to do with it, I could be wrong.
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:45 PM   #17 
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Talking Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Peach, the most bloated one who hadn't passed waste in like a week... HE POOPED DURING ACCLIMATION TO HIS NEW HEATED TANK!!!!!!!!

And trust me, it was a LOT.

Also, Winter, (second most bloated) also acclimating to that tank (It's divided) pooped during acclimation too! she hadn't pooped in like five days :/


I don't know if it was the stress of the whole thing, or just being in a heated environment, but whatever it was, it worked!

anyway, I still plan to fast them for two days because they still look a bit bloated.

I'M SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:40 AM   #18 
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I put a mirror up on one side of Peach's tank to give him some exercise- whenever he sees himself he flares and gets the zoomies. I'm hoping it'll also distract him from his tail-biting habit.

Also, Winter pooped again! Yay!!!
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Glad to hear that they are finally doing better. Now you have to plan for cleaning up the poo.
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