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Old 12-21-2010, 07:54 PM   #11 
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I have some questions on SBD!

My fish has it, and I don't know why. Maybe he ate some dead leaves that fell off his anarchis, but maby it's because I don't soak pellets in water before feeding. Should I try soaking the pellets from now on?

Also, I managed to get him to eat a pea piece roughly half the size of his eye. Right now I'm fasting for it, should this cure him?
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Old 12-22-2010, 11:30 PM   #12 
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Yeah, soaking the pellets before feeding would be a good idea. I don't know if he'll be cured or not. I had 2 bettas with chronic SBD. They were fine except for floating on their sides.
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Old 01-25-2011, 01:34 PM   #13 
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thanks guys for the nice comments srry for a late reply
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Old 04-25-2011, 10:17 AM   #14 
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I have made this post due to so many people having bettas with swim bladder problems. I will explain what this disease is and will try to answer as many answers as I can.

What is the swim bladder?
The swim bladder is what that anghors the fish to swim properly and makes it easier to swim and without it the fish would slowly degrade until death.

What is swim bladder disorder?
swim bladder disorder comes when pockets of air enter the disgestion system of the fish and blocks the food from passing through the pressured air. And this causes the fish to float or not swim properly.


Is there a cure for this disease?

There is one that I have heard of many times. The pea cure the pea helps the digestion of the fish and so that any trapped air inside the fish allowing it to float will pass through and allow the fish to swim properly.


Actually peas are not recommended as it is not part of a betta's diet, and there is speculation on whether it helps or harms. Daphnia is best for constipation and bloating.
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:50 PM   #15 
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I've heard that before turtle.. why is that? Just curious.
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:02 PM   #16 
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Actually peas are not recommended as it is not part of a betta's diet, and there is speculation on whether it helps or harms. Daphnia is best for constipation and bloating.
+1 !!!
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:33 PM   #17 
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+1 !!!
ditto! peas = no bueno, as they can cause more harm than good.
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Old 04-26-2011, 04:32 PM   #18 
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I've heard that before turtle.. why is that? Just curious.
Peas aren't part of a betta's natural diet, any vegetables really.

Their bodies aren't made to process veggies like us :)
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:55 PM   #19 
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Very true Turtle daphias the way to go then
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+2! lol
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