Hi! I’m new! Is this constipation?
How many gallons is your tank? 2.5
Does it have a filter? Yes
Does it have a heater? Yes
What temperature is your tank? About 76
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?no
Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind?no
What food brand do you use? Aqueoun
Do you feed flakes or pellets?pellets
How often do you feed your Betta? Every other day How much? 4-5 pellets.
Before your Betta became ill how often did you perform a water change? Every 4 weeks
What percentage of water did you change?90%
What is the source of your water? Well water
Do you vacuum the substrate or just dip out water? I take the whole thing apart and scrub it and the gravel
What additives do you use other than conditioner? What brand of conditioner? Aqueon
What are your water parameters? Please give exact numbers. If tested by pet store please get exact numbers. "Fine" or "Safe" won't help us help you. Important: Test your water before the regular water change; not after one.
Symptoms and Treatment:
When did you first notice the symptoms? Intermittently since I got him March 2021
How has your Betta’s appearance changed? No except for the bulge
How has your Betta’s behavior changed?no
Is your Betta still eating? Yes
Have you started treating your Betta? NO If so, how?
Does your Betta have any history of being ill? Not that I know of
How long have you owned your Betta? Since March 2021
Was he or she ill or suffering some sort of damage when purchased? He or she looks better than when I was gifted him/her
That's great! The vacuum will definitely help make it easier. 🙂
Nemo's a boy! And a beautiful one!!
And, my apologies. I realized a typo in my previous post.
You'll want to feed part of an unshelled, unfrozen pea to him, so sorry for not catching that sooner!
I'd suggest Daphnia as it works as a good laxative for bettas and is really good for them considering they are carnivorous. I use frozen. Hikari brand.
Letting loose some daphnia into your Betta’s tank can really help your beautiful fish show off what he is capable of. You, as the fish ... Read morewww.bettacarefishguide.com