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
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-21-2010, 10:33 PM   #1 
hebooz
New Member
 
hebooz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Singapore
Constipation?

I think my betta has it, is there any way to cure it?

Thanks
hebooz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2010, 11:15 PM   #2 
small fry
Member
 
small fry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: East Texas
If you are refering to the diffeculty for your fish to pass waste, then don't worry. That is not a diesase, but it can be bad if it continues. How often do you feed him? Overfeeding is the common problem fo this...problem. Fast your fish 1 day out of every week, even after symtoms are over.
small fry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2010, 11:34 PM   #3 
hebooz
New Member
 
hebooz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Singapore
Quote:
Originally Posted by small fry View Post
If you are refering to the diffeculty for your fish to pass waste, then don't worry. That is not a diesase, but it can be bad if it continues. How often do you feed him? Overfeeding is the common problem fo this...problem. Fast your fish 1 day out of every week, even after symtoms are over.
I used to be overfeeding, but now I am only feeding 3 Pellets 2 times a day, and I fast them on Sundays.Is it okay?

Thanks
hebooz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2010, 11:38 PM   #4 
small fry
Member
 
small fry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: East Texas
Sounds good. At least that certainly isn't overfeeding. I, personally, might feed mine abit more, although Tony has never touched pellets, and I don't know what size the pellets you are feeding him are.

Is he still constipated, though? It might be something different if he is still showing the same problem. How can you best describe the symtoms (without going into too much detail)?
small fry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2010, 12:02 AM   #5 
hebooz
New Member
 
hebooz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Singapore
Quote:
Originally Posted by small fry View Post
Sounds good. At least that certainly isn't overfeeding. I, personally, might feed mine abit more, although Tony has never touched pellets, and I don't know what size the pellets you are feeding him are.

Is he still constipated, though? It might be something different if he is still showing the same problem. How can you best describe the symtoms (without going into too much detail)?
It doesn't have a swollen belly but poop looks like its hanging behind the ventral fin and drops off some time later.
hebooz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2010, 01:51 PM   #6 
Adastra
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Northern Virginia
Could you please tell us more about your setup? Answering the questions in this form: http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=49233 will help us more accurately pinpoint possible causes.
Adastra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2010, 08:58 PM   #7 
hebooz
New Member
 
hebooz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Singapore
Housing
What size is your tank?-Below 1 Liter
What temperature is your tank?-Room Temperature
Does your tank have a filter?-No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?-No
Is your tank heated?-No
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?-None

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?-Betta Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish?-2 times a day, 3 pellets

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change?-Daily
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?-100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?-None

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?-No

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?-No
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?-No
When did you start noticing the symptoms?No
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?-No
Does your fish have any history of being ill?-No
How old is your fish (approximately)?Few months, not too sure
hebooz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2010, 10:55 PM   #8 
hebooz
New Member
 
hebooz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Singapore
Any advice?
hebooz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2010, 09:34 PM   #9 
small fry
Member
 
small fry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: East Texas
Sorry, just got back from Christmas family-thing.

You said he is in less than a 1L tank? That is somewhere around .3g? I would recommend getting an inexpensive betta bowl (1g or 3L). That is my prefered minimum. It is hard to control ammonia in a tank under 2g. More do-able in a 1g+. Just a suggestion.

I would also recomend getting a thermometer so you can moniter his tempreture. I am trying to save my sister's betta because the water temp got too low (40*F!).

As far as his other issues, I don't know.
small fry 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
bloat/constipation betta4ever Betta Fish Care 11 07-21-2010 06:15 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
OK... its def constipation/SBD MADxMAC771 Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 0 08-06-2009 02:28 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:23 AM.


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