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Old 04-03-2010, 12:27 AM   #31 
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That would depend on what you fed him and exactly how much. Some foods expand more when waterlogged (flakes and freeze-dried come to mind) and even just a little can turn into a LOT inside your betta's stomach!
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Old 04-03-2010, 07:26 AM   #32 
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like i said, based what i have read around here, their is NO way he was over fed. I got him monday from a crappy pet store ( which means he def was not fed enough and he was not even bloated ) i fed him 2 small pellets that night one pellet on tues morn and night food at all wed-fri and this morning i fed him one pellet. So i really really doubt i am over feeding him. IMO, he was under fed if anything. He is not actually a small betta. He is the biggest i have ever owned. But i am just glad he is fine now. He is one cool looking fish. I am going to borrow a camera so i can get better pix than the iphone ones i took haha
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Old 04-03-2010, 06:42 PM   #33 
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Hm, could've been a parasitical issue, or internal parasite issue, too. It's not always food that causes bloating. Like dropsy, you see bloating, but obviously you aren't feeding him. Or food-lag as well.

Also, to iamntbatman, I believe pineconing is a symptom that heavily indicates dropsy, and is a very common symptom, however is not present in 100% cases of dropsy. Sometimes it's just heavy bloating, or who knows what else. We'll never know for sure, though.
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Old 04-03-2010, 07:39 PM   #34 
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Maybe it was ammonia poisoning.
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Old 04-03-2010, 07:43 PM   #35 
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no was not ammonia, my water was tested and is fine =]
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Old 04-03-2010, 07:55 PM   #36 
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Wasn't aware ammonia poisoning could cause this, actually.
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Old 04-03-2010, 07:58 PM   #37 
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UPDATE: ARE YOU SERIOUS??? i am SO MAD right now.. My guy was fine ALL day and the past couple days. He was fasted for nearly 4 days. I just fed him ONE pellet like 30 mins ago or so and now he is BLOATED AGAIN!!! He can't swim lower than surface level and is flopping over to one side again!! This is ridiculous!!!
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Old 04-03-2010, 08:04 PM   #38 
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It sounds like he has SBD.
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Old 04-03-2010, 08:05 PM   #39 
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how? how can SBD just go away like that and then come back after being fed ONE pellet? i am so confused
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Old 04-03-2010, 08:07 PM   #40 
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He could easily have injured his swim bladder and you don't necessarily have to see a bump. The main signs are them not being able to go down and they kind of "bob" back up to the top and they have trouble staying vertical.
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