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kender42 12-13-2007 02:21 PM

Betta Swallowed a Rock!!!!! HELP!!!!!!
 
My poor betta Toothbrush (don't ask) swallowed one of the rocks off the bottom of the tank a couple days ago and I'm new at this so I don't know what to do and why he did that. :?: He's still alive but he's definitely sleeping a lot more.... WHAT DO I DO!!!????!!!???!! :?:

rustyness 12-13-2007 08:08 PM

do you know for sure that he swallowed the rock? or does he just have a puffy belly and you're assuming so?

kender42 12-13-2007 09:01 PM

The bulge is not quite at his belly it's more like at his throat. It appeared overnight so we're pretty sure it's not a tumor....

Falina 12-13-2007 11:39 PM

Would you be able to get a photo of your fish? I find it very unlikely tht he swallowed a rock, a photo would help us identify the problem a bit better.

3863 12-13-2007 11:41 PM

Hey Kender,
i can't help your problem, But, i think that toothbrush is a great name.
:lol:

MattD 12-14-2007 12:19 AM

It did not eat a rock, it knows it is not food. Its like saying we ate stones cause they were on our plate.

Pictures would really help us, I'm positive we can ID it with a pic.

kender42 12-14-2007 09:37 PM

How do I add a picture????????

herefishy 12-14-2007 09:39 PM

Rere is the skinny on how to upload pictures into your thread.

http://www.fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=2500

kender42 12-15-2007 02:43 AM

Here is the Toothbrush, he really is quite pretty.....


http://fishforum.com/userpix/4248_toothbrushlump_1.jpg

Lupin 12-15-2007 06:22 AM

I still have a hard time believing a betta could eat a rock.:blink:


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