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Betta Swallowed a Rock!!!!! HELP!!!!!!

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Betta Swallowed a Rock!!!!! HELP!!!!!!
Old 12-15-2007, 12:10 PM   #11
 
i dont think your betta would be able to fit a rock that would cause that kind of a bump through his mouth. it might be possible, but it would be really hard for him to do.. have you looked up possible problems? for example, have you overhead him or possibly he is constipated?
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Old 12-15-2007, 09:43 PM   #12
 
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That's his stomach that is bloated, not his throat.

I think constipation is the most likely cause of the problem. This can happen quickly, and would possibly happen overnight.

Have you tried feeding him shelled peas? This can help with bloat. Epsom salts is another method many folk swear by.
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Old 12-15-2007, 10:24 PM   #13
 
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Shelled peas???? How would I use the epson salts?? Put them in the water or what???? I know I seen like an idiot but I'm only a kid and this is my first fish.....
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Old 12-15-2007, 10:27 PM   #14
 
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You add the satls to the water as per the instructions on the packet. Make sure the salt is fully disolved first.

I would try cooked and shelled peas first as they are usully a good way to relieve constipation and are usually already in the house so you don't have to go get them.
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Old 12-15-2007, 10:58 PM   #15
 
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So I should feed Toothbrush a pea cut up into small fishy bites and see if that works??
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Old 12-15-2007, 11:14 PM   #16
 
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So I should feed Toothbrush a pea cut up into small fishy bites and see if that works??
Yep. It often helps relieve constipation. If it doesn't work (give it a day or 2) try the epsom salts.
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Old 12-16-2007, 12:33 PM   #17
 
My favorite kind of peas to use are in the instant cups o' noodles. They're freeze dried and puff up when added to water. Just hydrate one and rip it into small pieces. He should attack it and eat it. Then he should be poopin in no time!
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Old 12-17-2007, 12:36 PM   #18
 
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There's only one minor issue......He won't eat the pea. I cut it up and dropped it in and it sank to the bottom so he won't eat it. This is getting to be just plain ridiculous.
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Old 12-23-2007, 01:04 PM   #19
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Try feeding it to him on the end of a flat tipped toothpick or the tine of a fork. Mine will eat off the fork but not off the bottom.
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Old 12-23-2007, 09:02 PM   #20
 
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Behold I bring news of great joy!!! I cleaned his tank and now he is just fine. He's completely healthy his color even came back on the place where the bulge was. He just really needed his tank cleaned!! Yeah!!!!!
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