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Old 11-27-2012, 09:06 AM   #1 
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Bloat???

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What size is your tank? 10g
What temperature is your tank? 78
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? air stone
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? Moss ball

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Betta Bites
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 pellets in morning and 2 at night

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? once a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25 to 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? API Betta Water Conditioner with aloe vera & green tea extract

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? No

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Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Towards the end of his tail there is a bulg
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? He is normaly really active. He is always trying to see whats going on around him and now he seems kinda to himself. When he stops swimming he kinda sinks
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Last night
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Fasting
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? maybe 2 years ive had him a year and im pretty sure he was full grown when i got him
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:58 AM   #2 
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Hi, could be swim bladder http://velvetdragon.com/bettas/sbd.html, he just needs a poo :D
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:04 PM   #3 
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Hi, could be swim bladder http://velvetdragon.com/bettas/sbd.html, he just needs a poo :D
So i guess ill just not feed him for a few days, and see how he does.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:11 PM   #4 
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When you do go to feed after his fast soak one of the pellets in some of the tanks water (so it dosent expand inside his tummy) just start with one in the morning and one at night, If the lump hasnt gone after two days you will need to use the pea methood, i dont know how it works but its worth a shot :D
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:15 PM   #5 
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Will do. Thanks!!!
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:21 PM   #6 
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Its hard to tell much by the pic...It might be part of his normal anatomy-the bulge at the caudal peduncle area can be more noticeable on some Betta than others and even more on one side than the other too...Can you post a better pic showing the area in question-When you view him from above-does it look equal on both sides.

When you have bulging at the base/caudal peduncle area it is usually either normal anatomy or a tumor in most cases...

With constipation issues-usually the bulge is seen in the abdomen area located between the ventral fins and vent.....

Also, its best not to soak the food-due to leaching the nutrients and water soluble vitamins.
Pellets will swell up in water, however, the stomach contents of a Betta contains gastric acid and enzymes that break the food down for digestion.

Lovely Betta by the way....
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:35 PM   #7 
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I think it looks the same from the top view. Its hard to see because he wont stay still.
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