07-23-2008, 08:52 AM
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I would look for Daphnia..but if he is not getting any relief you can do an epsom salt bath...here is a piece from an article on Betta fish constipation from the web:
Use One Gallon of pretreated water adding 1 Tablespoon of Epsom Salt. As a help in keeping the stress levels down, make sure the bath water is the same temperature as the tank water. Add your betta. Watching him closely, allow him to swim in the bath for 15 to 30 minutes "or" until he begins to show signs of undue stress "or" the result you are hoping for occurs in that your betta relives himself.
Return your betta back into his home.
Again, this can be a stressful treatment for your betta, the plus is that it can be very effective in getting your betta to relieve himself if he/she is constipated. Some bettas respond better than others.