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Old 01-02-2013, 09:12 PM   #1 
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Constipated baby?

I was just wondering if this baby I'm trying to raise looks bloated to anyone else and if so what are the proper actions?


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Old 01-02-2013, 09:20 PM   #2 
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Is that uneaten food at the bottom of her space?
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:23 PM   #3 
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Yes I'm just floating him after a water change. He won't be staying in with food
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:38 PM   #4 
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O, good.
I am sure someone on here can answer this. I am not a betta expert by any means.
I look forward to reading the responses, myself.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:46 PM   #5 
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Definitely fast him until you see a bowel movement. If he hasn't improved by tomorrow night please post again.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:50 PM   #6 
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How much are you feeding him?

There should never be a bunch of food hanging at the bottom because you shouldn't be feeding so much that a bunch falls.. and if it does you need to clean it up. Something that small will grow ammonia very quickly and especially with all that source food.

Agree, fast is needed.. maybe a change in feeding behavior as well. Don't know if anything else is needed or not.
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:35 AM   #7 
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As I said in my previous post he is just floating in a cup after a water change and feeding. He doesn't stay in the cup. I'm feeding first bites and micro pellets and they are messy so I cup him for every feeding I do. He does not sit in a aquarium full of food. He is in a three gallon kritter keeper. I feed everyday in the cup an let him eat for 10 mins. Again micro pellets and first bites. Every other day I do a water change of 50-80%
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I understood you, and I agree about the fast and examining his bowel movement.
If he is swimming upright, etc...and his movement is normal....
I personally would cut back on feeding time. (like, in half)
I am not sure if he can eat a shelled pea.
Just watch and examine, and be sure to post back!
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:48 AM   #9 
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He's still acting normal and spunky
Ill start fasting tonight.
And when I resume feeding ill cup him and feed for 5 minutes.
Someone on another post told me 10 minutes
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I am also in no way an expert about bettas. I am pretty new here, and therefore have been reading a lot of posts to learn. Aren't you supposed to feed one pellet at a time? Maybe he is getting too much food, which could be causing the bloat?
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