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Sir Tristen
05-05-2009, 01:40 AM
Hey all,

My betta has been developing a bulge on his belly that has me a little nervous. It sits right under his pectoral fins and has a white color to it. He's been acting normal, eating fine and what not, but has this bump.

I attached a thumbnail for your viewing pleasure.

Any ideas?

05-05-2009, 01:44 AM
He has a full tummy...is he pooping OK?

05-05-2009, 01:45 AM
Try feeding him blanched peas to rule out constipation.

05-05-2009, 01:59 AM
Fast him for about 24-48 hours in addition to feeding the pea. Here is a reference regarding constipation : http://www.healthybetta.com/fish-constipation

Sir Tristen
05-05-2009, 02:36 AM
I never see any pooping, so I thought it might be constipation. I also figured I might just not be seeing it or what not. What can I do for future feedings to prevent this?

And, Forgive my ignorance, but how does one blanch peas?

Edit: got the info from that link. Great link! Thanks much! It definitely sounds like my bettas condtion.

05-05-2009, 02:41 AM
Just fast him for a while and it should clear right up.