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Old 11-30-2012, 03:23 PM   #1 
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Hungry ALL THE TIME!

Lil Sano, my blue veiltale, is hungry all the time. I know he is hungry because he always flares at me when he wants food. I don't mind feeding him, but he will get bloated if I feed him too much. He was constipated for a while and I fasted him, gave him epsom salt baths, and fed him green peas. After bout 2 weeks, I didn't fast him the whole time, everything came out. Sometimes it looked normal, but other times it looked white and stringy. I know that is a symptom of an internal parasite. I have been treating him for it using Prazipro. The white stringy stuff quit coming out. He has never been wanting to eat so much. What do I do? Is it another symptom of the parasite?
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:24 PM   #2 
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He acts fine, and his color is fine. He is just sooooo hungry. I feed normally a few crumpled up flakes 2x a day. Every once in a while he will get a freezedried bloodworm or a fourth of a baby shrimp for a treat.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:30 PM   #3 
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Betta fish always beg for food. http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=49233
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:40 PM   #4 
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He is so hungry, he is trying to eat the stones at the bottom of his tank. He has never begged for food this much.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:43 PM   #5 
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Fill out the care sheet please the one in the link.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:46 PM   #6 
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What size is your tank? 1.5 gallons
What temperature is your tank?79f
Does your tank have a filter?no
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 medley, tetrabetta floating mini pellets,tetramin tropical flakes, green peas, tetra freeze dried bloodworms, and tetra sun dried baby shrimp. The last two are given as a treat 1x a week.
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2x a day. 1 day a week he is given a green pea and fasts.

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? everyday
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? jungle start right and tetra easy balance

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

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Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? no
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? just tries to eat everything in sight.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? a few days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill? yes
How old is your fish (approximately)? 1 and a half years
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:50 PM   #7 
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Maybe the flakes dont fill him up, I would get some of the Betta pellets for him, the New Life Spectrum are great and have garlic in them mine loves them. Also unless he is really bad bloated I would not feed him the peas.
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Carter loves New Life Spectrum too. But it might be a bigger problem we will not know tell you fill this out. http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=49233
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:57 PM   #9 
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I already filled it out
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:00 PM   #10 
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Sorry I would stop on the Vegtables.
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