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Old 11-07-2012, 11:30 AM   #1 
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Lil Sano has no poops

My Lil Sano is constipated. He has been for about a week and a half. I have tried fasting him and Epsom salt baths. I have heard some people say that epsom salt works and others say it doesn't. I have also heard about feeding a betta a green pea. Some say it works and some say it doesn't. Anyone else have any ideas or advise?
Before he became constipated I fed him two flakes of TetraMin tropical flakes 1x a day. For the second feeding he would get bettamin tropical medley. Everyonce in a while I would feed him a snack of freezedried bloodworms. He would always fast on Sundays or Saturdays.
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:31 AM   #2 
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:18 PM   #3 
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Are you sure he isn't pooping? He doesn't look that bloated to me. How long did you keep him in the Epsom salts? It can't be a bath, but rather a temporary kind of thing, usually a couple days.

If he hasn't, try feeding some daphnia. You can usually get it frozen at Petco or Petsmart. Just cut the cube up in 1/4 and thaw one little chunk in warm tank water, then feed.

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Old 11-07-2012, 12:21 PM   #4 
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This picture may not show it as much. I took this a the day before I realized he wasn't pooping. There is nothing in the bottom of his tank. The filter hasn't caught it because I had to take the filter out. He doesn't like it lol. I bought him a new one but it isn't here yet.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:29 PM   #5 
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Is it a bare bottomed tank? Can you get a more recent picture? How long was he in the Epsom salts for, and how much did you use per gallon?
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:32 PM   #6 
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We need more info...complete this sticky info sheet and add to your thread...the more detailed the better....

http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=49233
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:00 PM   #7 
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Housing
What size is your tank? 1.5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 77.8 degrees f
Does your tank have a filter? not yet
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated?yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?none

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?BettaMin Tropical MedleyTetraMin Tropical Flakes, and every once in a while he gets some freeze dried bloodworms for a snack.
How often do you feed your betta fish?2x dailey. He has been fasting for about a week now.

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change?When I had the filter in, it was once a week. Now It is 50% 1 day and then 100% the next.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Tetra Easy Balance and Jungle Start right

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia:
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Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? bloated
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?no
When did you start noticing the symptoms?about a week ago.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? fasting and epsom salt. I have not been able to get to the store to get any peas yet.
Does your fish have any history of being ill?Yes. He was not taken very good care of before I rescued him.
How old is your fish (approximately)?a year to a year and a half. I have had him for only 5 and a half months.
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:01 PM   #8 
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I can see the bottom of his tank very easily. The decorations are larger see through stones.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:05 AM   #9 
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IMO--he doesn't look bloated...if he is still acting his normal self, begging for food...etc....I would start feeding him. IMO/E-it is not healthy to fast more than 24 hours, however, there are some exceptions.

The absents of poop isn't always a good indicator of constipation-some Betta will eat their poop and/or destroy it.

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Old 11-12-2012, 01:28 AM   #10 
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He doesn't normally do that though.
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