My baby bettas came yesterday, all in good health. They were acclimated slowly and put in their tank at that time. Some ate yesterday, all of them ate breakfast and dinner today. I am feeding a small bit of pellets and flakes (alternating) that the breeder gave me.
PROBLEM: The boy I'm keeping, Mr. Sassypants (he's already a terror), now has a bloated belly! It is definitely his lower abdominal region, not a full-on bloat...I suspect constipation because he's a pig with the food, already. How do I treat a little baby (10 weeks old) for this? I know how to treat an adult betta, but not a baby, and I'd hate to lose Sassy because he can't poop.
TIA. I feel like a new mom again...not exactly comfortable and confident!
What size is your tank?20g
What temperature is your tank?81F
Does your tank have a filter?Yes
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?His baby brothers and sisters
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?Pellets and flakes given to me by the breeder
How often do you feed your betta fish?2x/day today, should be 3x/day
How often do you perform a water change?50% every other day
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?Prime
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?Yes
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Not really
When did you start noticing the symptoms?This morning
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?Nothing yet
Does your fish have any history of being ill?no
How old is your fish (approximately)?10 weeks