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Old 11-04-2010, 04:52 AM   #1 
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Sudden Bloating :<

I noticed yesterday my Betta had mild bloating like he was full, I thought it was because i fed him a fairly large freeze dried blood worm. I come home and he seems fine, I didn't feed him since today's fasting day. However, I checked on him about 2 hours later and I notice him swimming on his side and having trouble balancing himself and being considerably more bloated, maybe 20% more. I read that it might be swim bladder but how did it happen so suddenly? How is his tummy bloating more? I didn't even feed him once today. Any help would be appreciated :< I'm very worried about my fishy :
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Old 11-05-2010, 12:58 AM   #3 
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Well, freeze dried foods are notorious for causing bloat in bettas, even when soaked properly. Is that you feed him? If so you should get a high-quality pellet instead.. they also need to be soaked before feeding. Eating freeze dried or pellet foods that are unsoaked would be like us eating uncooked rice, basically.

I would try fasting him for two-three days (don't worry, he'll be fine) to see if the bloat goes down.
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