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how can i help my constipated Betta?

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May 22, 2019 / By Temperance
Question: Hi, I have a constipated Betta fish and i am wondering how i can help it get unconstipated? Is there anything I can feed it or buy to help?
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Ronda Ronda | 6 days ago
I had a betta with problems with constipation, and while researching for on the internet I found the suggestion to give him teensy pieces of cooked peas. I don't know why it worked, but her betta is good as new after a couple days of eating peas! I also read that problems can be caused by eating too quickly, so to avoid future problems, try soaking his food in water before you give it to him so he doesn't swallow it while it's still hard. http://bettacare101.com
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Ronda Originally Answered: Constipated Betta?
Hi, MJ, Eve forwarded me your question. If she's constipated, see if she'll eat a little bit of a cooked green pea with the skin removed. A little plant material will act as fiber in her digestive system and help move things along if that's her problem. You may need to mask the pea a little to get it to where it's bite-sized. A couple of things in your question concern me though. You say she's staying stationary - what do you keep her in, and do you have a heater? If the water temperature is too cool (bettas are tropical fish and should have a water temperature of 76-86oF), this would make her lethargic, as would the water temperature being too high. Also, poop shouldn't take a day to break off. Since she's inactive, this might be an intestinal parasite rather than poop. See if it's pointed at the far end as in this photo: http://www.alaquairum.net/imagenes/Camal... If so, that would be the parasite camallanus. This is a little more difficult to treat as it doesn't respond to antiparisitic medications made for fish. I've treated for it successfully twice using Levacide (Levamisole HCl) which is a livestock dewormer, and although I've never tried it myself, Panacur is also used. Depending on where you're from, you might be able to get the Levacide at a farm supply store, but in some countries, both are only available through a prescription. here's some more info on this: http://www.alaquairum.net/imagenes/Camal... the Levacide treatment is only available as a .pdf file, but if you click on the "here" in this link, it will take you to the article: http://cache.search.yahoo-ht2.akadns.net...

Mona Mona
When I was 6 i had the same problem as you and actually made my parents take my betta to a fish specialist. Come to find out my betta had swallowed a gravel rock. A skinned up pea does work though. If I were you i would only try a tiny piece first though.
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Linsay Linsay
im sure i heard a skinned cut up pea is good for them when there constipated you better double check it first tho
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Kalyn Kalyn
Ugh........well actually feed your fish and it will live. Seriously you need some help if your worried about your betta that won't poop. no offense intended.
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Hailee Originally Answered: Male Betta and Female Betta Next to Each other in different bowls?
Sure, just be prepared to move them away from each other if the male flares and stresses too much. Also make sure that you have appropriate places to place the bowls. Of course you'll need quite locations away from drafts near an outlet so you can keep the heater and filter running. Don't forget to keep your bowls covered, too, because bettas are jumpers.

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