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Old 02-28-2011, 06:13 PM   #1 
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Issues with pellets.

Valiant bloats every single time I feed him soaked pellets. I've tried feeding him less, and he bloats. Feed him more, and the poor boy is helplessly floating on his side. I feed Omega One and Aqueon brand pellets and none of my other fish have the bloating issue. At this moment Val is unable to get to the bottom of his tank. Sooo ... should I be more cautious of what I feed him? Usually he will get two pellets per day plus some frozen food and his swimming will go back to normal within two hours. I feel so bad for him. He's doing so well with his fins (new rays!) .... Any suggestions?
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Old 03-04-2011, 05:42 PM   #2 
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I don't know what to tell you. Maybe try another brand.
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Old 03-04-2011, 07:09 PM   #3 
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Problem's solved. He was eating them too quickly, so I'm feeding him one pellet every five minutes (3 each feeding) to make sure he doesn't get bloated. It's worked so far and he's back to normal.
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Old 03-04-2011, 07:24 PM   #4 
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Cup often has that issue. :d he'll bloat up if i feed him certain pellets. have you tried a faster sinking pellet?
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:13 PM   #5 
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Good to hear he's ok.
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Old 03-08-2011, 02:15 AM   #6 
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Glad you were able to solve his bloating issue!
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:19 PM   #7 
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Would you consider the micro pellets, Fleetfish? Maybe a smaller sized pellet would solve the problem, too...
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:24 PM   #8 
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I've been trying micropellets but he's still very sensitive. It's just a matter of trying to feed him with enough time between pellets. So far it's working well *knock wood* :)
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Old 03-12-2011, 10:11 PM   #9 
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If you feed him twice a day try 3 times a day, just smaller portions.
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