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Old 11-27-2011, 11:55 AM   #1 
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Peas for Poop?

I recently started alternating flakes, that have been the primary food for my Betta, with pellets. I haven't noticed any poop in my Betta's tank, since I started adding the pellets, which was a few days ago. I was grateful to see that he was trying to relieve himself this morning, however it's been several hours and he still has a string of poop hanging out. Is this something to be concerned about? Is there anything I can do to help him along?
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:40 PM   #2 
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From what i've heard Daiphina is really good for relieving constipation in Bettas, Never , ever feed your betta peas.
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Old 11-27-2011, 03:23 PM   #3 
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Thanks for the reply! I didn't take too much stock in peas being used for constipation. I had never heard of them being used for that before, and even if they did work, there's so much crap/fertilizers used in our food that I just wouldn't feel comfortable giving.

daphina is the only thing I've been able to find online. It's a different spelling, is that what I should be looking for? Nothing I've read so far says anything about constipation. Sorry for the babble, his poop still hasn't dropped.
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Old 11-27-2011, 03:36 PM   #4 
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Found some information. I'm going to go buy some freeze dried daphina right now.
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Old 11-27-2011, 04:07 PM   #5 
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Nevermind, no one in my area seems to have it. -sigh- I'm just going to fast him and hope this isn't too uncomfortable for him.
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Old 11-27-2011, 04:20 PM   #6 
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Feeding a de-shelled green pea piece for the fiber to help with minor constipation issues...is not harmful to Bettas, however, it should not be used as part of the staple diet since they can't absorb the nutrients well due to the short GI tract......Bettas consume veggie matter that is in the gut of other food items they eat..."gut loaded"....
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Old 11-27-2011, 04:41 PM   #7 
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Thank you! I suppose I'll go out and try to get the most natural frozen peas I can find, feed him one, and see if that helps.
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