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Old 08-31-2011, 09:47 PM   #2381 
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Fill out the sticky ^ and then we can help :)
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:31 PM   #2382 
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Hi guys! I can fill out the sticky if you need to me, but my question is about food. Red seems to be constipated on a weekly basis, even if I soak the pellets (I have the AquaCulture ones from Walmart) and only feed him two or three of them. I fast him twice a week, but this still happens.

Would switching to flakes help, or should I just feed him less? :S
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Old 09-01-2011, 12:44 AM   #2383 
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Im not sure if this was asked before didnt feel like reading the whole thread but what does IMO and IME mean???
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:09 AM   #2384 
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MAggie, IM[H]O means "in my [honest] opinion"

IME means "in my expertise"



Brooke, how much do you feed him? My CT Max seems to always have mini-bloat, so I feed him 2 pellets daily, rather than the normal 4.
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:47 PM   #2385 
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Brooke, it's possible those types of pellets might not agree with him. You could try switching brands, and experiment with different foods (flakes and pellets). Make sure that your water is clean and properly heated as well, because sometimes those can be factors.
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Old 09-02-2011, 05:21 PM   #2386 
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i gave into temptation today. got a marbled DT betta locally the fish is in good condition regarding fins. hes mostly black body with white and goes sliver with refelction. the fins are light blue and red. cant post pics of him today, hes a bit stressed out and in a .5g unheated. i'll be getting a 5 gallon within 2 weeks and put my 1gal to the side (atm green DT), the heater in 1gal will go in the 5g. Osiris (new DT) is rather shy atm hiding under the java moss and i beleive he did eat a flake a minute after i put it in. he's a relatively young fry. only good pic atm


not the best way to put him in the tank but i cut the floating betta bag to get him in the .5g. the bag i got him in was a big bag for larger fish species (2ft tall bag). i found a dead betta at the same store but its better than the one closest to me and i only paid $11 vs +$15-$25 for CT/HM (closest one). they got rid of the dead betta when i pointed it out, it was a nice red CT fry. his water was changed recently got close to .00 ppm ammonia. i also found some weird green stringy stuff in the cup, is it medicine?

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I'm not sure what it is. Looks like algae to me...but I'm not sure...

Just remove it with water changes...but do it gradually, so it wont shock him.
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:04 PM   #2388 
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Do freeze dried bloodworms make a betta bloat? I've bought a container of them, but if their not good for them I can return it since I haven't opened them yet...
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Nel - CUTE boy. CONGRATS on finding him!!! :)

The green stuff looks like small pieces of moss to me, but what do I know??? LOL!
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Do freeze dried bloodworms make a betta bloat? I've bought a container of them, but if their not good for them I can return it since I haven't opened them yet...
Its ok to feed them FD BW once a week, but it would be best if you returned it and got frozen bloodworms. They are much better, and its a-ok to feed them FBW 2-3 times a week.
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