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Old 10-19-2011, 11:45 PM   #1 
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Betta vs Ocean Nutrition Shrimp Wafers

Little worried. I've got two really big 'jumbo' ghost shrimp left in my tank with my Aden (he's eaten all the smaller ones). I had bought quite a few at first and since I was getting them into their new home I bought them some sinking wafers as food.

Well, it's been a few days so I sunk a little scoop more. Betta mouthed a few on the way down, but left them alone. I go out for a couple hours and I come back... he's HUGE. he must have gobbled them all up. >___> should I be worried? He's not scary bloated but they're also not stuff I'd feed to him.

He honestly looks like he's been fed a far-too-large pinch of pellets... which I normally wouldn't worry about. but I'm unsure of how his digestive tract will handle this. 8c

Ingredients: Wheat Flour, fish meal, broken rice, soy bean meal, brewers yeast, salmon oil, kelp meal, wheal gluten, spriulina, krill meal, lecithin, minirals, vitimins, amino acids, and perservities.
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:48 PM   #2 
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What size is your tank? 5g
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? 2 'jumbo' ghost shrimp (about as big as he is)

What type of food do you feed your betta fish? nls beta formula, omega one betta pellets, frozebn blood worms, topfin color enhancing betta bites
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3-5 pellets in the eavening, 1-2 in the morning.

How often do you perform a water change? 1 per week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? seachem prime, seachem flourish

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Do not own test kit

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Very bloated
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? n/a
When did you start noticing the symptoms? half hour ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? tailbites, not much past that
Does your fish have any history of being ill? nope
How old is your fish (approximately)? maybe around 8-9 months?
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Old 10-20-2011, 04:05 AM   #3 
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Fast the little guy and plonk him in epsom salt, 1 tsp per gallon. That'll teach him to gorge himself, the piggy. I had similar problems with my betta Crichton eating the sinking wafers I feed my cory cats and otos. Yeah, definitely epsom salt because there's a lot of wheat meal in those wafers Aden ate and bettas can't digest wheat meal well. Most fish can't really, don't know why they put wheat meal in fish food. >.< Good luck!
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