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Old 05-06-2012, 12:40 AM   #11 
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As long as you have a 1 gallon or smaller container for your betta, yes, you need to do changes as often as you can. 1 or 2 50% changes then a full change in one week. Ammonia will build up quickly in such a small container.

For food, I feed all mine 2-3 pellets twice a day, but if varies from person to person.

I had forgotten, but you said you fed her freeze dried bloodworms? The pellets are best, but for a treat, go for frozen bloodworms. You can thaw them out and feed them to your betta. It's better for her, easier to eat and won't give her bloat, like freeze dried might.
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:36 PM   #12 
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As long as you have a 1 gallon or smaller container for your betta, yes, you need to do changes as often as you can. 1 or 2 50% changes then a full change in one week. Ammonia will build up quickly in such a small container.

For food, I feed all mine 2-3 pellets twice a day, but if varies from person to person.

I had forgotten, but you said you fed her freeze dried bloodworms? The pellets are best, but for a treat, go for frozen bloodworms. You can thaw them out and feed them to your betta. It's better for her, easier to eat and won't give her bloat, like freeze dried might.
Okay, I will do two 50% water changes and one full water change each week.

I have been feeding her one pellet every other day since I am afraid she might be bloated and still not going to the bathroom. Her stomach is sticking out and is big. Her stomach area is also lighter than the rest of her body (my beta is gray) and I do not know if that is normal or not. Her front two fins are also bent at the bottom tips just a little bit, the tips are white where they are bent, and I do not know if that is the starting of fin rot or if it is normal for the fins to look like this.

I will try feeding her frozen blood worms in the future. But for now, I am going to stick with just feeding her pellets.
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