View Full Version : Another sick Betta

11-17-2010, 12:59 AM
Seems to be the trend lately. However I don't think this is too serious..he just seems a little lethargic...It looks to me like constipation or some intestinal issue...anything I can do for that? I fed him freeze dried bloodworms, although my other bettas never seemed to have an issue I have heard it can cause problems in some..

As you can see he looks kinda bloated and there seems to be a little bit of poo hanging off of him.

11-17-2010, 02:55 AM
I'd recommend feeding some peas. Microwave some frozen peas and remove the skin. Break off little bite sized pieces for him. If it is constipation the fibre should help. You might want to cut back on the food a bit. It might be contributing to his problem.

11-17-2010, 03:47 AM
how dangerous is it? I read elsewhere that I should "fast" him for 3 - 4 days prior to feeding him peas...he doesn't seem too interested in food at the moment so I think I'll do that. But he is spending a lot of time sitting at the bottom of the tank. Kinda concerning.