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My Betta fish, Gustav, has been pooping in small amounts. They aren't solid brown so I am assuming he has constipation. I've been doing the Epsom salt method for a few days now in attempts to reduce his bloat. I was wondering, will peas help with constipation? I would like to hear your personal experience. If it does work, what is the proper way to feed it to him? Thank you!
 

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How much epsom salt, in how much water, did you use?

When using the epsom salt did you do 100% water changes every day?

Were you fasting the betta while doing the treatment?


Peas really do not do much to help with constipation. Your best off using frozen daphnia to help with it.
 

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Hello Rainbo.

I took your advice and put him back to his 2.5 gallon bowl. This is the second day doing the full Epsom salt treatment (approx. 1 teaspoon) and have been making 100% water changes. Yes, I have been fasting him.
 

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You misunderstood. What Rainbow said was you need 1 teaspoon of Epsom Salt for 1 gallon.


It's Rainbow's post from the other thread you started.
If you are suspecting constipation or bloat Epsom salts need to be done every day. Get a quarantine (QT) tank or container. Dissolve 1 teaspoon of plain, unscented, epsom salt in a gallon of water. Pour the epsom salt water into the QT tank and add the betta. Leave the betta in the tank until symptoms resolve. If it takes longer then a day you're going to have to do 100% water changes replacing the water with fresh epsom salt water every day. Stop the treatment after 10 days.
You have to use 2 1/2 teaspoons (2.5 teaspoons) of Epsom Salt for the 2.5 gallon bowl.
 

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Peas really do not do much to help with constipation. Your best off using frozen daphnia to help with it.
Where do you get frozen daphania from?
I used peas today because the internet says you can use it, I would rather use what you suggest but I don't know if I can get that locally. Are peas completely useless?
 

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Peas have been used for years to help Betta and Goldfish, especially, with constipation. While it's true Daphnia might be a better choice peas are fine if only a tiny bit is given. I used them for years when fillers were the main ingredients in Betta food and never killed or harmed a Betta. Way back then they were part of a weekly diet because we knew the fillers had to move on out of the Betta's system. Such as frozen foods were not readily available and were so expensive as to be prohibitive.

Flaring also helps get a Betta's gut moving. Frozen Daphnia you can find at many pet stores.
 

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Peas have been used for years to help Betta and Goldfish, especially, with constipation. While it's true Daphnia might be a better choice peas are fine if only a tiny bit is given. I used them for years when fillers were the main ingredients in Betta food and never killed or harmed a Betta. Way back then they were part of a weekly diet because we knew the fillers had to move on out of the Betta's system. Such as frozen foods were not readily available and were so expensive as to be prohibitive.

Flaring also helps get a Betta's gut moving. Frozen Daphnia you can find at many pet stores.
Thank you sir!
 
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