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Old 11-24-2010, 06:35 PM   #1 
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Umm... Help?

Okay so this may seem extremely gross because i thought it was.

So i went in to feed my betta and there was a crap about 5x the size of his eyeball sitting on the bottom of the tank.

Was he constipated? I can't get him to eat any pea....

It Is very gross i know but a bit of help or advice would be great!

Also i fast him every Thursday.
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Old 11-24-2010, 09:03 PM   #2 
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The first thing you learn in animal husbandry- is healthy poop is a healthy animal...same as with us....as gross as it is....our poop tell us how healthy we are.......abnormal poop means something is wrong.......what goes in........ must come out...and the healthier that is the healthier we/they are.......

To answer your question......most likely your betta was a bit constipated and need more fiber in his diet...daphnia, gut loader fry (live bearer) crustations, live food like mosquito larva are all great food for this species......
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Old 11-24-2010, 09:08 PM   #3 
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uh....Ok?
I think he has a large diet with lots of protein. I give him FD brine shrimp, Flakes on occasion, top fin color enhancing pellets, and frozen blood worms.

Today i convinced him to eat some pea. I put it in his new betta log this time. Usually i don't put in in there because it doesn't line up with the feed hatch at the top of my tank but i thought at least he might see it. also it wouldn't sink to the bottom.
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Old 11-24-2010, 09:13 PM   #4 
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Sorry, too deep.....

Anyway...be careful with the freeze dried foods they tend to constipate....frozen is good and best next to live foods......

But yeah, they can poop a load sometimes.....
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Old 11-24-2010, 09:17 PM   #5 
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Maybe just how too much protein can make us constipated, it's doing the same to your betta....?
If you're not doing it already, take a day out of the week to fast your boy.
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Old 11-25-2010, 05:11 PM   #6 
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okay well i am already fasting him once a week
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Old 11-26-2010, 12:40 PM   #7 
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I heard its not a good idea to feed bettas peas. Maybe that's what's making his poop so large.
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Old 11-26-2010, 12:50 PM   #8 
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I agree.. You should probably fast him once a week and lower the amount of food you give him.. And always make sure to take out the left over food he doesnt eat.. Also. You should probably stop feeding him the flake food..It can cause more harm then good with these guys and it could also play factor to the huge surprise you found
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Old 11-26-2010, 05:08 PM   #9 
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oh okay thanks actually he only gets flakes on those mornings when i wake up and i have to go in twenty minuets. so only about once a week because its fast.
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Old 11-27-2010, 09:33 AM   #10 
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I have never had any problems with flake food and that is all I use to wean my Bettas off live foods and my homemade food...Ocean Nutrition tropical formula one and the community formula...been using for years without issues..
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