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Old 03-02-2013, 02:23 PM   #41 
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He wouldn't eat today either. He didn't even bother to really look at it. I think he's too scared to eat with me standing there.
Is there something I can do to maybe attract him more to the pea?
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:35 PM   #42 
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Well, they are supposed to love garlic. But I can't figure out how to get garlic on a pea!... If you think he's not eating because you're there, could you just leave the pea in his tank and walk away for a few minutes?
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:38 PM   #43 
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The pea will automatically sink. It will break down quickly and create quite an ammonia issue as well, so an extra water change would be warranted
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:01 PM   #44 
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And that shows just how much I know about peas! I never eat them..... What about feeding him something like daphnia? Aren't those supposed to be good for constipation? (I've never eaten those either! )
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:11 PM   #45 
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Try to find this: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...m?pcatid=12022 And cook the pea in it instead of the water.
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:40 PM   #46 
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Update: He still won't eat the pea, however his abdomen seems to be shrinking in size.
I'll be able to get a photo up later.
Shall I continue the epsom salt treatment until it is fully normal or stop not that it is reducing?
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:48 PM   #47 
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Keep in epsoms. It won't hurt.

How is he acting? How long has he been without food now?

Have you been able to get better food? this is really important or he may just revert right back.
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:29 PM   #48 
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He is still lethargic, but as I stated before, his abdomen is finally beginning to shrink. It is, however, still bloated. He hasn't eaten for ten days. :/ He won't eat pea bits, pellets, or brine shrimp. I've tried them all.

I have switched to Omega One Betta Pellets. But he doesn't pay much attention to the new food.
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:32 PM   #49 
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maybe try some frozen daphnia? You can also increase epsoms to 2 tsp per gallon

You can try to get new life spectrum thera a forumla too.. it has veggies in it and if you give a couple a day it may help.. he should eat them.
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:47 PM   #50 
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Okay. I think we may have a problem (maybe i'm just overeating)...

He eats about every other day, by his choice. He is still bloated and I now think his scales are beginning to rise. I can't get a good picture! But the rise looks very minor, but still there. :c They're no longer flat against his body.
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