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  1. Help, is this bloated belly?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, today I looked at my boy and I felt like maybe he's a bit bloated. The photos aren't great, but I didn't wanna annoy him for too long with the lamp I turned on. But he wasn't like this yesterday. Should I fast him a few days? Lately I have been giving him 3 larva Tetra Betta Sticks...
  2. Constipated?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? - 7 gal. Does it have a filter? - No Does it have a heater? - Yes What temperature is your tank? - 78 F Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? - Yes Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? - No Food: What food brand do you use? -...
  3. Fast Day?

    Betta Fish Care
    I was wondering why some people fast their bettas once a week or so... what are the benefits? At the moment I feed my bettas four pellets every day and don't fast at all, they seem to be doing fine. Should I start fasting them once a week?
  4. going out town...what to do with my betta?

    Betta Fish Care
    In a few weeks I am going out of town and have no idea what I should do with my betta. I will be leaving Friday night (after 6 so I'll be able to feed him) and arriving home hopefully by 3pm that Sunday. I've read its good to fast your betta for one day a week to rest their digestive system. So...
  5. Please Help betta with big belly.

    Betta Fish Care
    Hey everyone, I am asking for help for my Betta Redd (crowntail). I currently have a thread going on about reoccurring fuzz on his fins (Please Help with Crowntail. Reoccurring Fin Fuzz). But I am running into other issues now. His fin issue seems to be resolved and his fins are growing back...
  6. Please help! Betta is listless and seems bored silly!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey there! Okay, so a little info. Hes a gorgeous Blue betta we have named Shark. -Tank is a 36 Gallon aquarium -We have 6 tuxedo guppies, 7 panda Cory Catfish, 4 Neons, 4 cloud minnows, a single Black Molly cross guppy, and a lyretail. He has never fought with any of them, made loads of...
  7. Questions about Food and Fasting

    Betta Fish Care
    I have been searching the forums and not found the answer to either of these questions. If I am wrong and there is one, the mods may feel free to delete this after some redirection. So my first question is about food! I give Jack Aqueon Betta Food pellets and Aqueon freeze dried blood wormies...
  8. Pros and Cons of the weekly fast?

    Betta Fish Care
    I'm a new betta keeper and have gotten Gandalf, my betta, on a regular feeding schedule. I've had him for a week now and am curious about fasting. I've heard some pros, but haven't heard any cons from experienced betta keepers. Can anyone list some Pros and Cons? Also, how many keepers...
  9. Betta Fasting

    Betta Fish Care
    I read somewhere that because bettas get constipated really easily, it's better for them if you fast them for a day and then give them half of a thawed out but once frozen pea the next day? Is there any truth to this? Has anyone tried it?