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Old 11-28-2006, 06:48 PM   #11
 
I also have a male betta that as a fat stomach, it just gets bigger. You can tell its all air and he is doing fine. Eats good and everything. What could it be.
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Old 11-28-2006, 06:53 PM   #12
 
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I also have a male betta that as a fat stomach, it just gets bigger. You can tell its all air and he is doing fine. Eats good and everything. What could it be.
I still see lots of bettas with visibly fat abdomen. I can't say they would puff air like puffers do but more likely constipation. Bettas tend to eat a lot of protein-based food.
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Old 11-28-2006, 06:55 PM   #13
 
Thanks, I know its air because I took a syringe and poked a tiny little hole to relieve the pressure for him and it worked you could tell he actually enjoyed not having a fat belly. But it started to get back that way.
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Old 11-28-2006, 06:58 PM   #14
 
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Thanks, I know its air because I took a syringe and poked a tiny little hole to relieve the pressure for him and it worked you could tell he actually enjoyed not having a fat belly. But it started to get back that way.
You tried it? Glad he's fine though.
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Old 11-28-2006, 07:00 PM   #15
 
I didn't want to risk it but after I did it you could tell he fealt so much better. It was like he was a new fish.
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Old 11-29-2006, 12:53 AM   #16
 
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Sorry to hear about the angel. For future reference, the medicated food would not have harmed the other fish in that type of situation.
As for the betta... are you sure it was "air" and not fluid that drained? I wouldn't suggest doing that again because puncturing a fish in such a way can cause countless amounts of damage to vital organs, and also leaves the fish open to infection at the site of the puncture. Can you please explain how you know for sure it was air filled? I want to make sure I'm clear on this before I do further research to help. It makes more sense to me that it would be fluid filled.
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Old 11-29-2006, 05:03 AM   #17
 
When i did it it mad a sissing sound.
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Old 11-30-2006, 05:16 PM   #18
 
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Sorry to hear about your angelfish -- seems like it happened fairly quickly?
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Old 11-30-2006, 05:59 PM   #19
 
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yes, very quickly...and i still dont have any idea what caused it
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