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Old 01-09-2011, 11:39 PM   #1 
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Emergency: Will Casper Explode?

First off, Casper went about a month without really eating at all. Wouldn't touch his pellets. We since got ghost shrimp, and once they started snatching up the food, Casper was finally interested and began competing for his food and eating healthily.

SO my boyfriend just carelessly poured pellets into the tank. Maybe 30 of them? And before we really realized what Casper was doing and before my boyfriend could fish them out, I watched in horror as Casper ate about 10+ pellets hastily....

I don't think there's much we can do now. Will he throw them up?... Are we going to wake up to a dead/grossly bloated and ill fish?.....
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Old 01-09-2011, 11:42 PM   #2 
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less than 10 minutes later, his stomach is visibly distended. BUT he is still cruising for more food!
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Old 01-09-2011, 11:44 PM   #3 
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don't feed him for the next two days or so. if his tummy isn't shrunken by then, fast him for another few days. i'm sure he'll be fine. :3
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Thanks! I really hope you're right. I had heard before that their stomachs are about the size of their eyes? Thinking about the pellets expanding is very scary.
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i had to teach my niece how to feed bettas. my boys got very well fed in the beginning! lol i'm sure he'll slim down in no time. :3
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