Originally Posted by fishman12
Wait, sorry. (I know nothing about breeding) are they suppossed to be really bloated? (I don't mean to be offending)
As Karen has already stated.....this is not Bloat....this is a full tummy...often hobbyist confuse a normal full tummy with Bloat.....when you have bloat issues you also will have other symptoms...like....buoyancy issues, the fish usually will become lethargic and stop eating, pooping, color may or may not fade and/or stress stripes, clamped fins, scale may or may not stick up in the tummy area, the whole body may start to swell in severe cases of bloat.... etc.......when the Betta is well fed as you see in that pic....its normal and what you want to see after feeding and as the fish digest its food the tummy should naturally start to reduce in size within a few hours preparing itself for the next meal......especially important with young Bettas for growth and development......
Awesome Betta...drop dead gorgeous as usually...expect nothing less from Karen...lol......