My female, Sally, has been getting thicker over the last few days. I accidentally overfed her with flakes the other day (like, 1/2 of the flakes fell out... from now on, I'm pinching the food over the floor, not the tank :l) and got really bloated from that, and as her bloat went down her bottom half (not her stomach) has been getting bigger and kind of darker. Is she getting fat? Should I limit her food? She's pretty young (she was teeny tiny when I got her and super pale, grew a big after my boyfriend bought her and fed her 10 pellets a day, ugh, but hasn't grown much since I've had her) so is she just growing? She's not acting ill, and she's very, VERY active as usual. I don't know for sure that the food is what made her get thicker, but it did happen a few days after so it might be connected. I feed her frozen brine shrimp in the morning and some flakes (a teeny tiny pinch) or 2 pellets (Aqua Culture) at night before bed. Her diet is about 75% shrimp, 25% flakes/pellets. The first picture is the night I got her (not very good), the second is the night I brought her to my house, and the third/fourth picture is as of 2 minutes ago. She just had breakfast, so she's a wee bit bloated. You can see a thinner area near her anal fin that kind of gives her belly/side an outline.
Edit/Note: I realized she looks like a chubster in the first pic... She was actually VERY skinny. Her whole body (other than her belly, which poked out just a teeny tiny bit) pretty much disappeared when you looked at her from above. She was just turned in the pic.