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Old 06-29-2013, 11:18 AM   #1 
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Bloated Betta

I recently acquired a new fish, Jester, who is a beautiful blue crown tail male. About a week ago I noticed that he was getting bloated, so I stopped feeding him because I was pretty sure he was constipated (no poop in a week!). I have fasted him for nearly a week and still nothing! I removed him from his tank and put him in a small container with epsom salt treated water (1/4 tsp to a 2 liter container) and still nothing. Today I offered him a bit of pea and he ate it, so I am (im)patiently waiting for him to poop. In the meantime, his color is fading and his underbelly is turning white.

I recently moved him from the small 1/2 gallon bowl he was in to a 2 gallon tank, filtered. The water is nice and warm, not too sure of the temperature. I normally feed him betta pellets, but have given him freeze dried blood worms on occasion as a treat.

Does any of this sound familiar? Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.
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Old 06-29-2013, 05:47 PM   #2 
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I recently acquired a new fish, Jester, who is a beautiful blue crown tail male. About a week ago I noticed that he was getting bloated, so I stopped feeding him because I was pretty sure he was constipated (no poop in a week!). I have fasted him for nearly a week and still nothing! I removed him from his tank and put him in a small container with epsom salt treated water (1/4 tsp to a 2 liter container) and still nothing. Today I offered him a bit of pea and he ate it, so I am (im)patiently waiting for him to poop. In the meantime, his color is fading and his underbelly is turning white.

I recently moved him from the small 1/2 gallon bowl he was in to a 2 gallon tank, filtered. The water is nice and warm, not too sure of the temperature. I normally feed him betta pellets, but have given him freeze dried blood worms on occasion as a treat.

Does any of this sound familiar? Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.
I don't recommend peas. They are not herbivores, and so I don't think it's good for them (personal preference). I understand the fiber aspect, but you can get that from brine shrimp. Anyway, I would get some frozen daphnia. Daphnia acts as a laxative and should help with getting that poo moving. Also, I would recommend picking up some frozen blood worms and frozen brine shrimp. Add the brine shrimp into his diet maybe once or twice a week to add some fiber. The freeze dried blood worms can be offered as a treat, but in a fish that has a history of constipation I would toss them and use frozen instead. They (freeze dried) can contribute to bloating, and I've heard that it (bloating) can be especially prevalent in crowntails.
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