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post #11 of 14 Old 12-24-2009, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by aunt kymmie View Post
If it were me (and it's not) I wouldn't feed her anymore than two pellets in the am, two pellets in the pm. That is all I feed my betta when giving a meal of pellets. 10 to 13 pellets is WAY too much. Overfeeding a betta is the surest way for a swimbladder disorder to present itself. The excess food and cooler temp is most likely why your fish is so lethargic.

Drama- you beat me to the post! :)

oh, and how can i cure swimbladder disorder, if that is what she has? after reading online, it sounds like that could be it...

- Kate, and of course her betta Piper!
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post #12 of 14 Old 12-24-2009, 06:31 PM
The Top Fin betta bits are fine but the problem I had with them is that they sank straight to the bottom while my betta sat there and watched them sink. You can nbuy freeze dried or frozen daphnia at the pet store. Freeze dried should be rehydrated to avoid digestive problems. 2 pellets in the morning, one in the afternoon and 2 in the evening will be fine.
If it's swimbladder disorder, then fast her for 2-3 days and feed daphnia after fasting. Also, most of us fast our bettas one day a week to help clean out their digestive systems.

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post #13 of 14 Old 12-25-2009, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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well, thank you. I'll hopefully get her back on track then. I've only fed her one pellet today, and I won't feed her anymore. I tried to feed her part of a pea (which I've read and heard about) but it sank too fast.
The pellets don't sink, she's usually fine eating them. But I'll get some daphnia's for her.

thanks a ton!

- Kate, and of course her betta Piper!
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post #14 of 14 Old 12-25-2009, 07:08 PM
You're welcome! Daphnia is a healthier alternative to peas.
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