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Old 06-25-2012, 10:41 AM   #11 
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Well, my Petsmart sells Frozen Daphnia so if my Betta's Constipated, I just buy it. My Petsmart's Workers actually give the right Information. Well, 1 Worker does. I'm going to Test the other Workers to see if they're Clueless or not!! XD
And yes, Betta is Pronounced Bet-tah
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:42 AM   #12 
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Wait... It's pronouned Bett-tah?? o.o
LOL yes, it is. Whoever the first person was starting bay-TAH, I'm not sure how they got that pronunciation. I think most people say bay TAH becaus ethers how they hear others say it xD
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:54 AM   #13 
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But now I'll feel foolish saying it the right way!! lol I have never heard anybody call it "bett-ah" T-T
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:33 PM   #14 
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"Bey-ta" is a greek letter and computer lingo. Not a fish. :) Hehe. You may feel foolish but you will be the only one saying it right. It's a fun argument. But yea, a small amount of pea may be okay but I still am going for the Daphnia.
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:39 PM   #15 
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lol I tried to give my Patrick some frozen daphnia and he just looked at me funny. I convinced him to eat some but he questioned it
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:43 PM   #16 
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Mine did to. I gave my new guy a taste of it and he just stared.
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:30 AM   #17 
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I think this pea thing is becoming like the "aquarium salt is from Jesus himself/aquarium salt kills bettas" debate. Everyone just needs to make up their own mind about peas. I used them today, and it helped my constipated fish. If it helps my little Sally feel better, I'm for it.
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:26 AM   #18 
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*Purple. This is the thing. Everyone has an opinion and that isn't going to go away. The important thing in any hobby is to find out what works for you and go with it.
I agree with you on the myths. People do get way defensive with the I'm right your wrong thing. It gets a little bit ridiculous. People should be able to voice their opinions and discuss it in a mature way. If people didn't get so hot headed they may learn a new way they like better than their own.
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:49 AM   #19 
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Peas helped with TDP's bloating
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Old 06-26-2012, 05:24 AM   #20 
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Feeding a small piece of Pea is NOT harmful to a Betta IMO/E.....

You don't want to feed Pea to your Betta as part of the staple diet-but small amounts on occasion for constipation will not hurt them.

You are what you eat......Betta get veggie matter in their diet normally from the gut contents of the food they eat as well as when they graze in algae, plants etc... feeding on the microorganism that colonize on them.

Fish have lots of enzymes and gastric acid in the gut that breaks the food items down for digestion-Since they have a short GI tract large amounts of veggie matter can pass faster without being properly absorbed-but some is absorbed and nutrition used.

Same with soaking of food-while pellets will swell up in water=they don't swell up like that in gastric acid and enzymes in the GI tract-they get soft and start to break down...

Lots and lots of myths all over the internet.......

^ I agree.

I've used peas sparingly, and not as a cure-all for severe bloat. It's helped one or two of my bettas who were being fed only flake food regularly before I knew better.

The fish loved them, and no harm at all was done.

I think the practise of weekly pea feeding as a preventative is not great, however. Much better to feed appropriate food in the right amounts to prevent bloat in the first place.

Sometimes bloat is NOT due to constipation but a bacterial infection, so of course peas won't work...
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