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  1. Sakura8
    11-26-2013 04:31 AM - permalink
    If you get really tall plastic plants with broad leaves, bettas can rest in those near the surface. Also, the betta logs work well. Have you seen those? They're floating logs with a hole in the top.
  2. Sakura8
    11-22-2013 11:10 AM - permalink
    Well, mostly it's from what you told me about how he bloats up after eating the daphnia or shrimp. I'm not sure I could say what could be compressing his stomach if that's even the case. But if he bloats when feeding those things, I would go ahead and cut them out of his diet.

    You can try the feeding schedule for as long as you like. If you feel like it's not making a difference, go ahead and switch back to your previous feeding schedule. Otherwise, continue it for as long as you feel comfortable. :)
  3. Sakura8
    11-17-2013 01:15 AM - permalink
    Hmm. It almost sounds like something is compressing his stomach so he can't handle food very well. I'm not sure if this means a genetic issue or a possible internal issue like parasites. If the different feeding schedule doesn't have any effect, you may want to try a round or two of General Cure just to be on the safe side.
  4. Sakura8
    11-16-2013 07:33 PM - permalink
    Hmm. This is a tough one. He's been doing well for a while now, hasn't he? I remember the food-related bloating problem. Just to be clear, the bloating does go down after he digests, right? I think part of how well he can digest food of any kind may depend on his genetics.

    If he's not bloated other than right after eating, then I would try feeding him every other day. This is actually how I've started to feed my bettas because they seemed to be developing health problems related to possibly overeating.
  5. Sakura8
    07-15-2013 06:04 PM - permalink
    If a betta has internal parasites, you might see bits of white in the poo or you might see all white poo. It depends on the type of parasite and how severe the infestation is. Good luck!
  6. Sakura8
    07-14-2013 03:01 PM - permalink
    3 tsps of epsom salts per gallon and fast him for a few days. That should help.
  7. Sakura8
    04-03-2013 11:16 PM - permalink
    Every two days would be fine.
  8. Sakura8
    03-09-2013 12:38 AM - permalink
    Thank you, Maggie. How is Tarris doing?
  9. Sakura8
    03-04-2013 06:49 PM - permalink
    Yes, that's fine. :)
  10. Sakura8
    09-19-2012 11:12 PM - permalink
    I use Penn Plax Cascade heaters. Hagen Elite heaters are also good. Both come in 25w which is fine for a 1gal kritter keeper. I believe you can get both from amazon too.

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