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Old 08-09-2009, 03:07 PM   #1 
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Overfed Bettas! :(

I am so upset and freaked out right now.

I left for the weekend, I went to my aunts house. I cleaned all of my betta's tanks (I have 2 betta's, I take care of my sisters one too) before I left. My dad didnt tell me his friend was coming to feed them. He didnt know that they arent supposed to eat a lot, so I assume he gave about 20 pellets instead of 3. D: (One of mine didnt eat any, thank goodness, cause he is still adjusting to pellets) He missed one of them too, so his water was ok. But the water is disgusting! it was so dirty, I felt so bad.

I cleaned them immediantly and noticed that my sister's betta fish has a big bulge where his stomach is. I'm very worried, he probably ate most of the pellets.
Is there anything I can do? :(
I cant buy anything, I'm not going to the pet store anytime soon. :(
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Old 08-09-2009, 03:13 PM   #2 
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I would fast him for a while.
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Old 08-09-2009, 03:16 PM   #3 
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thats what I plan on doing.
Do you think he'll die? :/
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Old 08-09-2009, 03:17 PM   #4 
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I agree with doggyhog, just fast him for a while and it should help. Good luck with that! So sorry to hear about it. I just came back from visiting my boyfriend and his family - and my mom kept saying "Flair looks so hungry" but stuck to the 2-3 pellets 2x a day lol.
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Old 08-09-2009, 03:19 PM   #5 
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alright, thanks.
I am so upset with my dad for not telling me he was coming. :/
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Old 08-09-2009, 03:31 PM   #6 
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I'm sorry to hear that! Geez! I would definitely fast him for at least a week or at least until the swelling went down.
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Old 08-09-2009, 03:56 PM   #7 
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I agree with doggyhog, just fast him for a while and it should help. Good luck with that! So sorry to hear about it. I just came back from visiting my boyfriend and his family - and my mom kept saying "Flair looks so hungry" but stuck to the 2-3 pellets 2x a day lol.
That's what Bianco gets. Three pellets, max, or two pellets and a bloodworm every now and then. I used to give him four, 'cause that's what the container said, but within a couple of days I realized that Bianco was having trouble eating his last one, so I cut him down to three. I feed him one at a time, that way I can tell if he's having trouble keeping it down.

Yesterday was Bianco's first fast day. I felt like such a jerk for not feeding him, but I want to keep him as healthy as possible.

Oh! And I got him a real plant today to replace his fake one! Yaaaay!
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Old 08-09-2009, 03:57 PM   #8 
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I would definitely fast him as everyone else said. Once the swelling goes down then you can feed him. Maybe try some daphnia after the fasting period is over.
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Old 08-09-2009, 06:08 PM   #9 
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I am trying to find Daphnia, but I'm not having any luck. Synthisis's lfs was out. I didn't see any at Petsmart or my lfs.
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