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Old 06-24-2009, 03:28 PM   #11 
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Just fast him, no pea. I have been doing some reading lately that pea's are bad for them, betta's are carnivores and non digestible vegetable matter can harm their digestive tract.

Fasting him will be fine, betta's can go up to 4 weeks with out food.
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Old 06-24-2009, 03:30 PM   #12 
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Daphnia is more natural for them.
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Old 06-24-2009, 03:41 PM   #13 
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Daphnia is more natural for them.
and essentially meat. high protein load in larva.
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Old 06-24-2009, 04:07 PM   #14 
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ooh..wonder why they all suggest peas then? i tried frozen daphnia on him (heck all of mine) and they just stared at me. they dont like sinking food lol. they wont go after it. they will go for freeze dried though. is that okay?
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Old 06-24-2009, 04:12 PM   #15 
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Yeah, I feed mine freeze dried daphnia by Hikari. It floats and its very tiny. Mine don't have any problem with it.
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Old 06-24-2009, 04:28 PM   #16 
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cool. ty dq.
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Old 06-24-2009, 04:30 PM   #17 
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it was actually here that I found the info about the peas. http://www.bettafish.com/showthread....e=0#post159914

"My betta is bloated. What do I do?
Peas are not healthy for a betta and can cause permanent damage to their digestive system and shorten life span. If a betta is bloated then it is time to take a look at water quality and feeding habits, as well as temperature. An overfed fish is an unhealthy fish at risk of bloating. An adult betta should be fed once/day and should be able to finish all food within 2 minutes. Bettas have very small stomachs and need time to digest food before consuming more. Improper foods can also cause bloating, as can digestive tract problems and intestinal parasites."
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Old 06-24-2009, 05:09 PM   #18 
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Oh,wow. thanks for that. I hope I havent permanently damaged him now.
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Old 06-25-2009, 02:19 PM   #19 
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I am gonna do another epsom salt bath on him today. Not as long though,cause it stressed him out bad. Plus a full wc. I got new meds,jungle labs. So I gonna try that. Day 2 of his fast!! I gotta write this on a calendar or something...

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Good luck with Morado. I hope the meds help.
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