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Old 02-01-2011, 07:22 PM   #11 
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well just a quick update, lucky is much much more active and happy, and no new breakage of his fins! i think from here on out its just a matter of keeping him happy and clean and to watch fin regrowth thank you all soo much!♥
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:24 PM   #12 
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Glad to hear he is doing better!
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Old 02-02-2011, 12:32 PM   #13 
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ok maybe im crazy... but im totally noticing his belly is looking huge!
i hope this isnt another thing=/
does anyone know what a big tummy means?
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Old 02-02-2011, 12:57 PM   #14 
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Can mean that he is being over fed, that he is constipated or if its like HUGE it could mean dropsy.
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Old 02-02-2011, 01:03 PM   #15 
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Can mean that he is being over fed, that he is constipated or if its like HUGE it could mean dropsy.
Dropsy Tummy:



Overfed/Constipated:

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Old 02-02-2011, 01:03 PM   #16 
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It is fairly common for bettas to get constipated and bloated. What are you feeding him? He should be getting pellets as his staple, with occasional treats like blood worms or brine shrimp. He should only get about four to six pellets a day, broken up into at least two separate meals. It also helps if you presoak the pellets in a small container of his tank water; pellets expand in water, and it's best if they expand before they get into your betta's stomach!

To treat his current bloating just fast him for a few days. If you have any daphnia you can feed him a little of that, it helps with constipation.

I'm glad too hear his fins are doing better, his colors are so beautiful, i can't wait to see him with his full fins!

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Old 02-02-2011, 01:57 PM   #17 
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hmm it looks more like overfed, well i have been feeding him a few freeze dried blood worms in the morning, and a few pellets at night=/
i guess i shouldnt do that anymore..
im sorrry im new to this what does "fast" gim mean?[=
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Old 02-02-2011, 02:00 PM   #18 
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To fast your fish means to not feed him for a day or two so that his digestive system has time to work out the food and then rest. It's good to fast your Betta once a week or once every two weeks to rest their digestive system as well.
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:12 PM   #19 
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OKay thank you[=
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