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Old 01-13-2011, 03:21 AM   #1 
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bloated betta - eek!

So I've had Xander for a week and a half and he had a very slight case of constipation when I got him (I thought). But he got better and has been great for the past few days. Now he's BLOATED. I don't think I've been overfeeding him, he's gotten a couple bloodworms in the past few days but I've always pre-soaked them (he refuses to eat pellets) and he gets daphnia every day. But I guess he's constipated now anyway....

The weird thing is that his belly is very yellow underneath and he has what looks like an "egg spot." I'll try to get pictures... but is there ANY WAY my betta, whom I thought was a boy, could actually be a pregnant female? (Xander is my avatar). I thought his fins were way to elaborate to be a female, but I don't know too much about bettas so I thought I'd ask anyway...
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Old 01-13-2011, 03:37 AM   #2 
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your boy is a boy. when males get super bloated, they can get a false egg spot. :d try fasting him for a few days. if you can, take out the gravel or rocks to check for poops. flaring can help them poop, too.
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:29 AM   #3 
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How can you tell if your betta is bloated? Mine acts like he is hungry all of the time but i only feed him 4 pellets...
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Old 01-13-2011, 11:45 AM   #4 
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your boy is a boy. when males get super bloated, they can get a false egg spot. :d try fasting him for a few days. if you can, take out the gravel or rocks to check for poops. flaring can help them poop, too.
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Yeah just... scare the poop out of em... *ROFL*
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Old 01-13-2011, 05:42 PM   #5 
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Well, almost overnight Xander is back to normal size and I found a good size turd in his tank. I feel like my betta has a VERY sensitive tummy as this is the second time he's been bloated.

I'm going to be really upset if this turns into dropsy.
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Old 01-13-2011, 07:27 PM   #6 
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Good luck to Xander!!
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