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Old 09-18-2009, 10:00 AM   #1 
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Question I think my female betta is carrying eggs...

When I was feeding my female betta this morning I bent down and when I looked at her face to face she looked very round and I thought I was just seeing things because I was still tired. Than my dad walked into my room to look at how my fish were doing and he said that she looked really fat too. So I went in and it looks like she has a pouch that's whitish/yellowish and I'm not sure if she's bloating or if it's an egg sack...I feed her 4 pellets a day so she's not getting overfed. I can take a picture if it would help. I'm not planning on breeding her and I have NO idea what to do if she's bloating. Please help!

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Old 09-18-2009, 10:19 AM   #2 
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Yes, a picture would help.
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:33 AM   #3 
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Ok here are some pictures, you can't really see the "sac" that well.
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Old 09-18-2009, 05:49 PM   #4 
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The white thing that is noticeable in the next to last pic is her ovipositor, if that is what you are talking about. The eggs are released from the ovipositor. She's probably carrying eggs. She'll either release them or reabsorb them.
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Old 09-18-2009, 06:01 PM   #5 
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Also its not harming her to have them in her... In most cases. Its very rare that they would die.
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Old 09-18-2009, 06:34 PM   #6 
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Ah! You stole Shani xD Kidding. Although, they do look exactly alike...
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Old 09-18-2009, 06:35 PM   #7 
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No I was talking about the "sac" in her stomach. The last picture kind of shows it, she's very round and on the right side you can kind of see it, it's yellowish. I'm glad that it's not harmful if she doesn't release them. I don't know much about female bettas, she's the first female I've had and obviously the males can't get pregnant. :P
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Old 09-18-2009, 07:24 PM   #8 
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She looks like she is full of nice mature eggs, are you planning to breed her? She is a beautiful fish :)
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:44 PM   #9 
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Thank you. No I'm not going to breed her that's why I'm worried that it might harm her if they don't come out. She's the first female I've had, so I've never seen it before.
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Ah I see, well I have owned one female for about 3 years, and whenever she would get full with eggs she would just reabsorb them into her body. It's quite common in the Finfish we raise at my university as well. Almost like extra nutrients for her body to reabsorb. :)

Female bettas are fun :) I think you will enjoy the experience :) and Good luck :)

and sorry I didn't notice you said you were not going to breed her in your original message! Lol
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