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Old 09-15-2011, 09:15 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Need Help!

I don't know if I've been feeding my fish too much, but she is really fat. I mean REALLY fat. She can't swim. She moves around with her stomach on the bottom. She's in a 10 gallon with other fish, and plenty of plants. It doesn't look like anything is really wrong with other than her size, but I don't want her to die. Can anyone help me? Sorry the picture sucks, I took it with my phone.
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:29 PM   #2 
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i dont know anything about fish, i have my own thread called "need help". All i know is that's scary.
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:45 PM   #3 
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Definately bloated. Have you tried feeding her peas? Squish a canned pea into the tank and watch to make sure she eats some (your other fish will probably eat the majority of it). If she's constipated, the pea will help get things moving again. If she's not, the pea won't harm her any.
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:46 PM   #4 
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How much do you feed her?
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:48 PM   #5 
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Holey moley the poor bugger.

He is either infested with internal parasites or pinconing.

Definitely jump into http://www.bettafish.com/forumdisplay.php?f=99, fill out the info sticky and make a post!
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:04 PM   #6 
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Isn't that dropsy? (are the scales sticking outwards?) That's not because you fed her too much either.
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:07 PM   #7 
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Holy crow. :(

Do the scales seem to be popping out (like a pine cone)?

Have you tried fasting her? (Don't feed her for a few days.) And maybe an epson salt dip to help her poop?
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Old 09-16-2011, 08:32 AM   #8 
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If you have a QT, move her into it. Epsom salt (can buy at most stores with a pharmacy), use 1tsp per gallon, 100% water changes a day for roughly 10 days or until she goes down. Fast her for at least 2 days, after that feed her 1-2 pellets a day until she stops bloating. Bettas will over eat, and being in a community tank, she will eat more then what she should due to you not being able to control it. They will kill themselves by over eating. In the wild they eat insects, and they fast for a day or two every so often on their own.. why we should do a day a week for them to help them.
What other fish is she with? And what type of food are you feeding?
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:02 PM   #9 
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Daphnia is a healthier more natural alternative to peas.
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:20 PM   #10 
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Guys this looks tumor-like to me... :/
Is it towards one side more? Or is it centered under her?
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