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Old 03-08-2011, 06:36 PM   #1 
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What is this?

Today I noticed that one side of Cici's stomach is turning white...and the other side the same, but smaller.

She doesn't act like anythings wrong and eats normally.

I'm worried if this might be the illness that causes them to "blow up".

I can't get a good picture of it, so I can't show you guys.

Its not sticking out of her, I examined her body and everything looks fine, its just one side of her tummy is whiter then the other (which, at a distance, makes it look like its sticking out)

I feed her freeze dried bloodworms, I recently heard this causes them to become constipated. Should I get some other types of food? (I'll get the betta pellets ASAP if I need to)

Should I fast her for a few days and see if it goes away?

I've done lost my two boys recently, I don't wanna loose her too :(

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Old 03-08-2011, 06:58 PM   #2 
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Fast her, get pellets.

Is she bloated at all?

And by white, do you mean the scales? Is it fluffy?

Sometimes betta's faces and "beards" turn white over time,too.
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:01 PM   #3 
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Is it white like on my fish? On his belly and under/on his gills? (crappy pic, sorry!!)
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:05 PM   #4 
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She seems slightly bloated, I just looked at her again real good, and the white area is sticking out slightly.

No, it doesn't look like that. The whiteness seems to be under her scales, not quite upfront. I have an idea, I'll edit a photo of her and circle the area its at.

I'll fast her, and get pellets right now.
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:10 PM   #5 
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Its in the area of the purple circle, I'm starting to think its the bloodworm food....
She's not mad at me because she isn't getting her dinner. I feed her twice a day, at 7-9 in the morning and 7-9 in the evenings. I'll start fasting her until I get pellets.
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:16 PM   #6 
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Pardon my french but holy crap!

Thats way too much food, especially of frozen foods. Thats like us eating chips all day, non stop!

Fast for about 3 days. Shes not gonna really want that pellet after being spoiled for so long, so if she wont eat, take it out, try again the next day. She'll get hungry enough to where she'll want a good nom, of anything.

Is it her egg spot?
http://theaquariumwiki.com/images/th...Ovipositer.jpg

If its that, then that's just a natural thing that females have.

If her bloat doesnt go down in a few days, let us know. It doesnt seem too too bad from that picture.
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:27 PM   #7 
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Pardon my french but holy crap!

Thats way too much food, especially of frozen foods. Thats like us eating chips all day, non stop!

Fast for about 3 days. Shes not gonna really want that pellet after being spoiled for so long, so if she wont eat, take it out, try again the next day. She'll get hungry enough to where she'll want a good nom, of anything.

Is it her egg spot?
http://theaquariumwiki.com/images/th...Ovipositer.jpg

If its that, then that's just a natural thing that females have.

If her bloat doesnt go down in a few days, let us know. It doesnt seem too too bad from that picture.
Yikes, I didn't realize I was feeding her to much (she's always eager and happy to eat, so I thought nothing of it)

It does seem to be her egg spot, maybe thats it...I'll keep a close on the bloat and see how it is in a few days.
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:32 PM   #8 
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*Chuckles*

Wow... I'm surprised your betta doesn't oink from all that food, I got yelled at one this site for doing just 8 pellets a day 4 morning, 4 night.

Now Drax eats just 2 morning, 2 night.... and sometimes several more if he steals from the GhostShrimps...
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:37 PM   #9 
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Look up "egg spot" or "ovipositor" and see if it looks like hers.

And good luck!

Btw, Drax, bro. Where you been for the last 348193247012398 years?!
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Nothing to add but Good Luck!
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