Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Care
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-22-2013, 09:48 AM   #1 
SunshineSulie
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Indiana. :)
Unhappy Betta Poo

Hey. Sometimes, Sunshine has this issue with pooping. It used to be she never pooped and would get bloated, and I would give her a pea and she would be good. However, now that she is in a heated tank, she poops... It just comes out squiggly and hardly comes out. I am thinking that she just naturally has a bad digestion. I don't think anything is wrong, since she isn't bloated anymore.

Do you guys have this issue? I gave her a quarter of a pea today, to help her pass it more easily. For an hour, she just had a squiggly piece hanging out of her... Looked uncomfortable. It is slowly but surely moving now that I gave her the pea, but she still seems upset (obviously...).

Just wondering, again, if anyone ever had this issue.
SunshineSulie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 03:12 PM   #2 
shellieca
Reference Team
 
shellieca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Ontario, CA
Umm, sometimes the poo hangs there for a while but I've never noticed any of my Betta distressed by it. I've never fed peas, I've heard really mixed opinions on using them for Bettas.
shellieca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 03:18 PM   #3 
LebronTheBetta
Member
 
LebronTheBetta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: MD
Peas are pretty bad IMO. The digestion tract of bettas were made for protein, and can't handle the roughness of veggies. That will mess it up.. Also, it's supposed to "push the food out". Most of the time, it pushes the food out and stays in the system.. Frozen daphnia is a better, natural laxative that the betta will love.
LebronTheBetta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 10:26 PM   #4 
LittleBlueFishlets
Member
 
LittleBlueFishlets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
What are you feeding her?

Foods that contain a lot of grains (wheat, gluten, etc) can cause problems with constipation.

If you aren't already doing so, you could try changing her food to pellets that hava quality protein as the main ingredients. Look for ingredients like "whole fish" etc, on the label.

The two most recommended foods on this forum as New Life Spectrum (NLS) pellets, and Omega One Betta Buffet pellets.
LittleBlueFishlets is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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
*AHEM* what does.... betta...poo....look like? PaintingPintos Betta Fish Care 7 02-24-2012 08:17 PM
Betta's poo is white and stringy? freeflow246 Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 2 11-25-2011 06:04 PM
My Betta Won't Poo Gnome507 Betta Fish Care 5 02-21-2011 11:18 PM
What happens if a betta eats his poo? LoveSGSE Betta Fish Care 1 08-15-2010 07:11 AM
Betta eating his poo Luna Betta Fish Care 7 02-29-2008 09:43 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.