Hi, I'm Jenny and am new to this forum. I found it when I was looking for help for my daughter's 3yr old betta. Her betta's belly is bloated and is getting more bloated over time. I went to the pet store looking for some daphnia, but they didn't have any and the guy said to feed the betta freeze dried Mysis shrimp. I tried that after fasting for a day and the betta's belly is still bloated. I just looked up daphnia on the web and it said it is also commonly known as water fleas. I don't know if my pet store sells that, but the guy I talked to didn't even have a clue as to what daphnia was and looked it up in the dictionary and told me the shrimp was the same thing. Now I'm thinking he was wrong. Should I feed a pea? I read that helps bloated belly.
Also, I'm not sure but I think the betta might be a girl, because there is a white dot underneath the belly,but the fins are long like male betta fins. I've had females before and their fin's are much smaller and not fanned out as wide. I'm wondering if the betta might be full of eggs and can't expell them?
Thanks for any help,