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Old 09-26-2012, 11:26 AM   #1 
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Question Signs of bloat?

Just wondering what the signs of bloat are for a Betta :)
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:55 AM   #2 
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Oh, its a pretty easy thing to spot....your betta will look like hes swallowed a marble whole. Often this is accompanied by lethargy, stressed breathing, and difficulty swimming either sitting on the bottom of the tank or floating up at the top partially sidewise(which would then be SBD, Swim Bladder Disorder, as well which is often the result of bloating, generally caused by over-feeding).
Bloating on its own is often cured simply with a few days of fasting, SBD would require a little more attention with an Epsom salt treatment and daily 100% changes in a smaller hospital tank along with fasting.

Are you worried your betta might be bloated? What do you feed and whats your feeding schedule?
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Well he doesn't look like he has a marble. I can't tell if it is his stomach, or bloat starting though. He is still very active. I am scared he may be hungry actually.

Feeding schedule is about 3 pellets morning and 4 at night. Before that had flakes similar in numbers

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Old 09-26-2012, 01:56 PM   #4 
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Its not unusual for a bettas stomach to be a tad bit rounded, and if he is active, pooping and eating normally, there is probably not need to worry. ;)
What brand of pellets do you feed? For some brands, that can be a little much....but if you're feeding something like NLS with their tiny little pellets then that sounds like an alright feeding schedule.

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Old 09-26-2012, 02:04 PM   #5 
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omega one natural protein formula betta buffet pellets- theyre itty bitty

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Old 09-26-2012, 02:10 PM   #6 
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That should be just fine then. xD

Sure thing. :)
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:39 PM   #7 
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