My bf SERIOUSLY overfed my Betta- Thoughts?
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Freshwater and Tropical Fish » My bf SERIOUSLY overfed my Betta- Thoughts?

My bf SERIOUSLY overfed my Betta- Thoughts?

This is a discussion on My bf SERIOUSLY overfed my Betta- Thoughts? within the Freshwater and Tropical Fish forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> Groan..... The cable guy came today so my bf thought he was doing my betta a favor by giving him a treat or two ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Oscar
Oscar
Purple Tetra
Purple Tetra
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
My bf SERIOUSLY overfed my Betta- Thoughts?
Old 09-22-2009, 07:34 PM   #1
 
Romad's Avatar
 
My bf SERIOUSLY overfed my Betta- Thoughts?

Groan.....

The cable guy came today so my bf thought he was doing my betta a favor by giving him a treat or two to distract him while the cable guy was working behind the tank.

And by treat - I mean he dumped a bunch of pellets into the tank. I came home and saw all this food floating and at the bottom of the tank. I did 90% water change and complete siphon of gravel. I pulled out over 100 pellets. I'm so mad!!!!!!!!! Grrrrrr!!!

Anyway, since I have no idea how much he consumed (he's a known glutton), how long do you think I should fast him?? 2 days? 3 or 4 days?

And, if I notice signs of swollen belly, should I try the crushed pea? Should I try that anyway? Lord knows I don't want to feed him anything else but.....

What would you do?
Romad is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2009, 08:07 PM   #2
 
JohnnyD44's Avatar
 
i have never kept a betta fish, but I just wanted to say I feel your pain.....my old roommate use to love watching them swim around and chase food, so for his drunken entertainment he would feed them 3 or 4 times a night!!!!! ugh.....really glad he failed out....

i hope your betta is going to be ok Romad, I'm sure someone will be along with some helpful advice
JohnnyD44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2009, 08:10 PM   #3
 
doggyhog's Avatar
 
Fast him. Don't feed him a pea either, it can damage their digestive system.
doggyhog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2009, 08:22 PM   #4
 
Like doggyhog said, fast him for 2 or 3 days and try feeding some daphnia after the fast is over.
dramaqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2009, 08:52 PM   #5
 
Romad's Avatar
 
Thanks guys. I will fast him for a few days and skip the pea.

As for my bf, i'm thinking of fasting him too. (He's hiding upstairs at the moment LOL).
Romad is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2009, 08:54 PM   #6
 
Romad's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnnyD44 View Post
i have never kept a betta fish, but I just wanted to say I feel your pain.....my old roommate use to love watching them swim around and chase food, so for his drunken entertainment he would feed them 3 or 4 times a night!!!!! ugh.....really glad he failed out....

i hope your betta is going to be ok Romad, I'm sure someone will be along with some helpful advice
Glad you got rid of him one way or the other.

Thanks for your thoughts. I love my lil guy and will be so sad if this hurt him.
Romad is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2009, 08:56 PM   #7
 
lol! No food for the bf for a few days, then feed HIM some daphnia, too!
dramaqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2009, 09:00 PM   #8
 
Romad's Avatar
 
He does not deserve daphnia. Unless I can put it in his underwear (or something similar).
Romad is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2009, 09:01 PM   #9
 
lol!!
dramaqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2009, 07:58 PM   #10
 
MikeyG's Avatar
 
Some baby brine shrimp in his beer?
MikeyG is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Automatic fish feeder.........overfed my goldfish, worried rae3988 Tropical Fish Diseases 4 03-08-2008 10:32 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:03 AM.