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Old 01-21-2011, 10:59 PM   #1 
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My Betta's stomach is huge!

Betta's stomach has grown large over past several weeks. Has not eaten or pooped in a week. Tried cooked peas and epsom salt baths with no results. Fish just sits, motionless, on the bottom of QT bowl. Looks like it will burst. What can I do?
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Old 01-21-2011, 11:02 PM   #2 
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Try Daphnia.
My female once was bloated and couldn't swim properly, but I fasted her for one day and then gave her some frozen daphnia and she was fine the next day, it was really quick.
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Old 01-22-2011, 02:20 PM   #3 
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The fish will not eat. It ignored the peas so I can't imagine it will eat daphnia. Any other suggestions? I can't believe this is rare.
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Old 01-22-2011, 04:04 PM   #4 
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do it's scales seem like they're popping out at all? my first betta died of dropsys and he had a huge bloated stomach but didn't notice the scales until a few hours later.
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Old 01-22-2011, 07:43 PM   #5 
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It's not rare. I lost the fish in my avatar a while ago to the same symptoms. Nothing worked, not the pea, not epsom salt, not bloodworms nor daphnia... I just ran out of things to try.

I don't mean to discourage you. I hope your case turns out differently. Just wanted you to know it's not rare.
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Old 01-22-2011, 10:10 PM   #6 
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Thanks everyone. At least I know it is not rare and that I have tried everything. He didn't make it.
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Old 01-26-2011, 12:22 AM   #7 
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Aww, I'm sorry for your loss.
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:20 PM   #8 
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i have had a db tali that died from that huge stomach too. so dont worry that you are the only one
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:23 PM   #9 
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Sorry. =(( All you can do is try again..
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