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Old 06-12-2011, 12:52 PM   #1 
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Is my new female Betta fat?

Hi, I'm new

I just bought a new female Betta fish, and her name is Lyla. I noticed she has a belly. Unlike my two other male bettas. Can you guys tell me if she's "fat" or if its normal?
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:13 PM   #2 
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She is probably just 'eggy'... the females carry their eggs inside, above the pelvic fins (the ones hanging down in a pair, towards the front of the fish).
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:53 PM   #3 
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Wait, so is she pregnant?
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No. Bettas don't get pregnant. She's carrying eggs. They don't become babies until a male comes along. XD
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Oh okay, good. So she is okay? She's not bloaty or anything?
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Nope, just looks eggy. Make sure to feed her about 3 pellets a day, no more, or she will get bloated.
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:10 PM   #7 
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I use freezedried bloodworms and brine shrimp, so how would that work?
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:43 PM   #8 
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Those arent staple food items, they have to be used as treats. Pellets are a bettas staple diet. I use HBH Betta Bites, which work well for my bettas. There are many different kinds :)
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Old 06-15-2011, 01:18 AM   #9 
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Okay, so lately she has been just floating around the top of the tank. She's in a 2 gallon tank with a filter and heater. She still looks "eggy" but she seems different since I've had her. Is this normal? Should I be concerned?
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Old 06-15-2011, 01:35 AM   #10 
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Floating is NOT good. If she's floating- then there is def. a problem there. Most likely it's over-eating. But could be worse.
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