Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-15-2009, 10:13 PM   #1 
Robarie
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Fort Hood
Unhappy Bloated Belly

I need some help, one of my bettas has a big bubble in his belly, well what i think is his belly, right behind his anal fins. He is still eating and from what it looks like still pooping too. What is wrong with him and what can i do for him??? Please help.
I have included the best pics i can get of him, he's fast and camera shy, but it is the white area, and is a lot bigger than it looks.
Attached Images
  
Robarie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2009, 01:05 AM   #2 
MrVampire181
Member
 
MrVampire181's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Colorado
Your betta is very pretty. A red cambodian crowntail. I have his sister at my house ;)

Did you feed him live foods?

If he is poopin then it's not dropsy since that's caused by kidney failure.

If he seems ok then: CUT BACK ON THE FEEDINGS. Most betta deaths are caused by fatty tissues building up. I wouldn't reccomend feeding more then once a day with only 3 peices of food. Bettas only need a feeding once a day. NO MATTER WHAT THE BETTA FOOD SAID.

If his scales are still coming out after the bloating is gone and then the bloating returns. You've got something VERY BAD coming your way.
MrVampire181 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2009, 01:09 AM   #3 
AngelicScars
Member
 
AngelicScars's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: SC
I agree with the above. It looks like he has been eating a bit too much. I hope it's just that.
I would suggest fasting him a few days and then start feeding him as stated earlier. I personally feed my Bettas twice a day, but a total of 2-3 pellets a day. Also, fasting at least once or twice a week is a good idea.
Good luck!
AngelicScars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2009, 09:53 AM   #4 
Robarie
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Fort Hood
oh my goodness, its all my fault then. he does eat a little more than the other two guys. because at feeding time i give them 3-5 pellets each, but he eats it all so fast and keeps jumping up for more so i drop him a couple more. but i will stop that today, what is fasting?

as for live food, no i do not, they have pellets everyday and bloodworms once a week.

thank you all for the help
Robarie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2009, 10:03 AM   #5 
Luchi
New Member
 
Luchi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: VA
Fasting is just when you don't feed your fish for a day, or so. Cleans their digestive tract out!
Luchi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2009, 10:06 AM   #6 
ifish
Member
 
ifish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Montreal QC
my betta has that also but hes fine i feed him every 2 days but recently i feed him every day i admit i feed to much every day so ill go back to feedint every 2 days
ifish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2009, 11:49 AM   #7 
dramaqueen
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central Texas
I feed mine twice a day, 2 pellets a day and I have never had a problem with overfeeding with 4 pellets a day. Bettas always look like they are starving to death but 2-3 pellets 2 times a day is plenty for them.
dramaqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2009, 11:59 AM   #8 
Luchi
New Member
 
Luchi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: VA
Yeah, I'm pretty sure my betta would eat until he burst... no self-control. lol :]
Luchi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2009, 12:05 PM   #9 
MrVampire181
Member
 
MrVampire181's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Colorado
Quote:
Originally Posted by Luchi View Post
Yeah, I'm pretty sure my betta would eat until he burst... no self-control. lol :]

Not just your betta. ALL the bettas! All that's on their mind is food ;)
MrVampire181 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2009, 12:48 PM   #10 
fishyinpa
Member
 
fishyinpa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: South NJ
That looks like my Morado!! I have fasted him for awhile,still not going down. I really hope its not dropsy.
fishyinpa is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bloated

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
?!?what is this big belly on the fry?!? bettalover2033 Breeding Betta Fish 12 03-29-2010 10:20 PM
Need help on bloated belly Jovi Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 14 02-12-2009 10:00 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.