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Old 07-15-2010, 09:52 PM   #1 
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Suggestions for a fat betta?

My lovely Gabe has been looking a bit pudgy lately. At first I was concerned about a possible case of dropsy, but he's acting fine and his scales are not raised.

Curious, I started watching him during meals. I was surprised to find that after eating his betta pellets, he went after the tropical flakes as well! I've decided to start keeping him in a separate mini-tank during meal times...however, this doesn't solve his obesity!

How might I go about bringing his weight down? And once down, how do I continue to control his habit of over-eating?
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:57 PM   #2 
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My betta is like that too, he's a little piglett. I fast him once a week, and make sure I try to exercise him holding his pellets in my fingers, and having him follow them around the tank so that he does several "laps" before he get's his meal.
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Old 07-15-2010, 10:00 PM   #3 
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The exercise idea is pretty cute. :)

How do you fast him? I want to make sure that I do everything right...I don't want to make him uncomfortable.
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Old 07-15-2010, 10:44 PM   #4 
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Pick one day of the week and don't feed him on that day. Also, I wouldn't feed anymore than 2-3 pellets twice a day.
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Old 07-15-2010, 11:02 PM   #5 
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Ok, I appreciate it! Thanks! :)
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