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Old 04-09-2012, 07:46 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Is My Betta Overfed?

I came home from six flags yesterday, i forgot to tell my mom NOT to feed my betta. When i came home i noticed his head looked a bit swollen and a small lump in his body. Also, his eyes seem larger. What can I do? He hides behind the filter and doesn't seem to be as active as before. Please somebody help, I've had it for about a month now.

He lives in a 10 gallon tank by him self
at 78 degrees
i do have a filter
no heater
the tank has a hood on it
i have not fed him today at all

the top picture his eyes are puffy
the bottom picture you can see a lump in his body towards its tail
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:06 PM   #2 
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He doesn't look overfed. I'm unsure of what you're seeing but if his eyes look larger you might want to watch out for popeye.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:09 PM   #3 
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How do you keep it at 78 with no heater? His eyes do look a bit puffy in the top pic. Could be the angle though.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:13 PM   #4 
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The hood has light bulbs, i keep it on for about 8hrs and the temp is stable
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:22 PM   #5 
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And what does the temp do in the winter?
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:26 PM   #6 
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I don't know, i got him in March.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:28 PM   #7 
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I don't know, i got him in March.
Seeing as how you're in NJ, I'd definitely get a heater. I live in Wisconsin, and I know the water would go super cold in the winter if I didn't have a heater. Plus, a good heater will keep the temperature constant, even when the light isn't on.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:43 PM   #8 
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^This.
It gets pretty cold at night and bettas are tropical fish. This might be why he's less active as well. Heaters are pretty cheap and they'll make your fish much happier.
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:18 PM   #9 
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It looks like there is something wrong with his eye.
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