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Old 07-10-2010, 03:36 AM   #1 
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Toothless bloated for a week.

Right, so I feel extremely useless right now. Toothless has been bloated for about a week now. He'd eaten almost half an algae wafer and I figured it would pass with time. It hasn't, and now I don't really know what to do, his stomach is slightly smaller than the size of a marble.

What's the best way to treat my bloated boy? I've heard pea can be quite detrimental on their systems.
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:28 PM   #2 
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I'm not a super betta expert or anything, but I also don't suggest the pea thing even though a lot of people on this site recommend it. Betta's digestive systems are not made to have roughage in their tummies.

My betta got a little constipated and had a swollen belly and I just fasted him. Bettas can live for many weeks without a single thing to eat. So try and see if he'll get better on his own without feeding him anything for awhile, maybe?
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Old 07-10-2010, 03:33 PM   #3 
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Add 2teaspoons of epsom salt thats how I got Buddy through his bad bloat!=)
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Old 07-10-2010, 03:37 PM   #4 
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Add 2teaspoons of epsom salt thats how I got Buddy through his bad bloat!=)
The salt amount depends on the size of tank you have. its usually 1tsp per gal. But idk how salt helps with bloating
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Oops I mean 2teaspoons of epsom salt for a 10 gallon.
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Old 07-10-2010, 04:02 PM   #6 
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when was the last water change? soemtime bad/poor water conditions can cause bloating (atleast it did with my bettas) do a water change and see if that helps
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Old 07-10-2010, 06:54 PM   #7 
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Epsom salt in particular helps with bloating because for one, it draws access fluid from their skin, and another, it's a natural laxative for humans and for fishes if used in the proper amount.
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Old 07-10-2010, 06:57 PM   #8 
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Just did a water change, actually :P

And I'll try to Epsom salt if I can find any. I'm always so nervous to try new things on my boys, I just wish they would stay healthy :P
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