07-22-2008, 12:38 AM
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HELP! My Betta Has a Big Bulge
I have a crowntail betta fish that we've had for about 1 1/2 mths. We initially had some water issues, but after that got straightened out, things have been going great.
About a week ago I noticed that the area under his pelvic fin and in front of his anal fin looked bigger or puffy. I didn't think I had really noticed that before, but I wasn't sure. I read about constipation causing a bloated body, so I cut down the pellets he was eating from about 8 to 5 twice a day.
Today the bulge looks even bigger though. I'm sure now that it hasn't been that big. He looks like he's going to pop right there! I would say it's between the size of a pea and a garbanzo bean now.
Is it constipation and if so what do I do about that? Or could it be something else?
Any information would be great!