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Old 03-22-2013, 08:08 PM   #1 
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Pregnant betta??

I have a few females one of which was yet again a little too aggressive for my sorority tank so she was isolated. During no water changes today I noticed she looks a little extra puffed up. I've been doing normal every other day feelings so she shouldn't look so big... Her tank was next to a male's bowl though he didn't seem to notice her much. Is it possible for her to have a big belly because she is ready to mate?
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:08 PM   #2 
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Females get eggy which makes them look bloated. Some of mine are like that & when they pig out they look like they will explode.
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I would move the male. Otherwise she could become egg bound.
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She shouldn't have been eating too much because I feed every other day. Today was a feed day but none of my other girls look this bloated.
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The male isn't making a bubble nest so I'm not sure if its a bad thing or a good thing.
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I wouldn't mind mating them either
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Honestly, if you are asking these questions you are not ready to breed. Just move the male away, that is probably why she is like this.
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:19 AM   #9 
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I would feed daily, small multiple meals.. better for their health and digestion.

Egg bound isn't common, and after a while the females will become desensitized to having the male next to them and they won't become eggy as easily/much if at all. I have a girl sharing a tank with a male (divided) who has only become eggy once or twice in the last year+ of living side by side.. they dance together, but they aren't even thinking "mating". Normally they will absorb the eggs, or drop and eat them on their own with no issues.

So you can keep the male's tank where it is.. it's not stressing any of them out by being there.
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Thanks I appreciate your help!
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