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Old 05-12-2011, 07:40 AM   #1 
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Way overfed frozen bloodworms. 8C

Ugh. So yesterday while I was out I bought some frozen bloodworms. Today I thawed a little cube, and fed my fish each some. I had to run downstairs to get the phone, and my mom apparently 'finished' feeding it to them. By dumping the rest of the packet into Mercury's section of the tank. I come back upstairs to find my fish looking like he swallowed a marble or something. He's like WAY super bloated, and there were a LOT of bloodworms left in the cup. He's looking SUPER bloated now, and I'm worried. Will he be alright with a couple days of fasting after this? :C

I'm just really upset. I brought home the bloodworms hoping to enrich my fish's lives, and now one looks quite ill. :c

Here is Mercury, post-feast;



Housing
What size is your tank? 10 Gallons
What temperature is your tank? 80
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? 3 snails, three other male bettas (divided!), two ghost shrimp

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? New Life Spectrum Betta formula, Aqueon Betta Food, Hikari Frozen Bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? 1-2 times a day

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? Once a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50 normally, just got filters though, so I don't know ho wmuch I ought to change now.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime water conditioner

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? Nope

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Very bloated
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? None that I can see
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Five minutes after leaving my mom alone with my fish. >>
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I've no idea what to do.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? I got him two weeks ago, so no.
How old is your fish (approximately)? No idea.
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:31 AM   #2 
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If he is behaving fine then don't worry too much. You can fast him for a day or 2, or until he appears less bloated. If his behavior changes or he has trouble swimming, then let us know asap but he should be fine :)
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Old 05-12-2011, 04:25 PM   #3 
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Definitely was over fed. Fast for a few days, and make sure to keep mother away from feeding next time.
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:34 PM   #4 
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R.I.P. Mercury-- killed with kindness.

Came home from work to find him laying at the bottom of his tank. His bloated belly was blackish-- I assume that he ate so much his stomach burst. Will be doing a 100% watch change and gravel vacuum shortly. Sad day 8C
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:38 PM   #5 
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Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear that. :(
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:53 PM   #6 
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I'm so sorry.
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Old 05-12-2011, 09:56 PM   #7 
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Me too. At least he had a good last meal though? It's too soon for terrible jokes but it cheers me up a bit. He was lovely and it's a shame that I lost him.
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Oh no! I'm so sorry :(
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:44 PM   #9 
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I'm so sorry for your loss. He was so lovely too.
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:56 PM   #10 
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Awwe, sorry for your loss :/ On the bright side, there're more room for the 3 other bettas now! Dividing four ways in a 10g is pretty cramped >.< At least maybe your mother knows a little better now, too, hopefully? He really was gorgeous!
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