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Old 11-24-2013, 08:37 PM   #11 
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Mine had/still has a bloated belly at times. I looked up so many things on what it could be, from internal parasites to dropsy to constipation. x_x It's so frustrating when a fish cannot tell you what is wrong. I would get your hands on Epsom salt. it worked for my bloated boy. =)
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:41 PM   #12 
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I dosed him a little while ago, and put a new heater in the tank. Now I wait for the proverbial to hit the fan
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:43 PM   #13 
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I hope he gets better <3
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:49 PM   #14 
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That's the same way I got my mellow little guy lucky. I was looking for stuff for my sassy girl tiffany. but was how ever to go back two times and not bring another betta home with me. I just force myself not to look at them unless I plan on leaving with one.
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:57 PM   #15 
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Well I didn't think he was sick, so I can't hope he gets better - merely he regains his boyish figure without further a do-do.

You get quite attached to these little critters, don't you?
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Old 11-27-2013, 03:57 AM   #16 
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I didn't see anyone mention this, but some foods with more fillers can cause issues like bloating, constipation and swim bladder in some bettas. Since he got bloated on it, you may want to consider switching to a food with less fillers. On this forum, New Life Spectrum and Omega One are the most recommended.
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:35 AM   #17 
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Thanks aqua tail. I moved this post to the illness and emergencies thread since is seems he's not well, and I had researched and came to the same conclusion you stated - that is my pellet food does not have the roughage he needs, and with fake plants in the tank no fiber to chew on either. This morning I've given him some processed pea and he loves it. Hope it does the trick !
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Old 12-02-2013, 01:11 AM   #18 
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You can also get frozen daphnia from the pet store. Petsmart carries it. Petco doesn't. Don't know if Walmart does. I feed it to my constipated boy. Next day there was poo! Yay! Lol. Good luck. All the other advice will help as well. But I've heard peas can be bad, so I suggest daphnia since it's a more natural food for bettas.
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