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Old 06-26-2011, 11:09 PM   #1 
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Bloated Betta?

I think I've overfed my female betta. She kinda looks like she has a belly at her pectoral fins. Am I right? What should I be doing about this? I cut down her food and she has one fasting day a week. She is very active and is always curious about what is going on outside of her tank. Her color is still very deep crimson so I don't think she feeling bad or is otherwise unhealthy.
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She's very pretty. What size is her tank and is it heated? Also, water changes: how often and how much at a time and do you use a water conditioner.

Food: what kind, how much, and how often?

That should do it for the questions. Nope, few more . . .

Is she very, very bloated, or only a little? Is her stomach white where the bloating is? And is she passing waste?
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:41 PM   #3 
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what does a white stomach mean? mine's is white but its no big bulge to show overfeeding?
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It is where the eggs are.
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It is where the eggs are.
thank you, though it must be wrong in my case, i believe my betta is a male.

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Old 06-27-2011, 09:48 PM   #6 
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She's in a 2 gallon tank. Its not heated right now, but the temp has been staying within normal limits. I do a complete water change once a week and a partial about half way in between the complete water changes. I use Tetra's Bettasafe water conditioner. I use a pelleted food daily. I give her about 4 pellets and I will treat her with freeze dried bloodworms, one or two a day. One day a week, she fasts. She is passing wastes and her belly is not discolored. Does she look bloated to you? I took that pic yesterday right before I posted my question. Thanks for answering!
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She does look a little big so maybe fast her for two or three days and see if her size goes down. She's a beautiful red color. Other than that, you're doing great with all the water changes.
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