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Old 08-21-2012, 01:24 PM   #11 
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Perhaps if i just remove her while feeding the rest and return her once they have finished..just untill the net arrives(just ordered one)
Or will that cause problems with the others thinking a new fish has been added?
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:30 PM   #12 
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I don't think a couple of minutes should make much of a difference.
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:31 PM   #13 
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When I feed my girls, I drop one pellet at a time in front of each girl. I've got them fairly trained to follow my finger so I am able to control who gets what & how much. I don't feed twice a day mainly because it's easier & more convenient for me to feed once a day. The ONLY thing my girls wouldn't nibble on is the veggies I feed the snails & CAE's. I would try the feed the algae wafers when it's time for lights out & you can still feed the Bettas twice a day.
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:44 AM   #14 
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I got my breeders net yesterday and put her in it,today it looks as if she has been making a bubble nest in the corner, does this mean her bloating is not down to overeating or is it just something they do?
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It's something they do. My girls don't make a bubble NEST, but they do make little LINES of bubbles along the edges of the tanks.

Try to take pictures of your bloated one, every day so you can monitor her belly.
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I will give her a few days without food and then try daphnia and if shes the same then epsom salts.

I need her 100% before i add the other girls(which i just cant wait to do)
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So this morning she is still bloated(maybe not as much) and has a long thread like poop coming out of her...pale colour but not quite white,she is still acting normal though.

I have removed her from the tank in to a container but wondering what i should do now. I already have five fish in QT that are actually ready to add to the main tank,would it be ok to just go ahead and add them as i could do with a free larger tank to treat the bloated betta?
i am unable to get to the pet store untill this evening but i do have epsom salt here,what would be the correct dosage?
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Old 08-25-2012, 06:45 AM   #18 
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Are her scales sticking out/pertruding, sort of like a pine cone?
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Are her scales sticking out/pertruding, sort of like a pine cone?
Its quite hard to tell because of the swelling and her stress stripes,i got a few more better pics..her tummy is white and rather large.
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She looks like my Violet does when she's stressed, light grey with stripes. Her belly is does look bloated. How long has it been since she's eaten? I know it's highly debated but you could try the pea method.
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