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Old 04-22-2011, 08:57 PM   #1
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betta looks healthy?

Hey...im new to bettas. He looks healthy to me, but i wanted to get your opinions. Any help would be appreciated!!
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Old 04-22-2011, 08:59 PM   #2
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From what I can see, he looks healthy. His belly may be a bit too full, though. They're stomach is about the size of their eye. How much and what do you feed?
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:02 PM   #3
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i feed him 2 betta pellits a day....although i noticed he occasionally snacks on the neon tetras flake food i feed them as well.
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:03 PM   #4
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He's either a veil tail with fin rot, or a very pretty looking crown tail lol. I'm no betta expert though... That's just what my veil tail looks like right now. (abused cup betta) pristine water and a bit of melafix aughta heal him right up!
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:04 PM   #5
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Yeah. It's not too rounded, just a little more than it should be. Don't worry about it. The pellets are good. What brand, though?

Flakes will have more potential to block up a Betta, and bloat it, but there's not much you can do in this situation.
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:07 PM   #6
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these ones: Top Fin® Color Enhancing Betta Bits - Betta Food - Fish Food - PetSmart

if there is something better i am more than willing to switch.
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do you really think his fins are rotting? i sure hope not, i can take more pictures if that helps. I don'y want to use medicine unless i absolutely know he is sick.
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That should be good. Just fast once a week, and feed frozen (not freeze dried) bloodworms twice a week. All your fish should follow this schedule, and they'll all love the blood worms.
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I'm pretty sure NLS(new life spectrum) has a Betta food. I don't have it, but people say it brings out colors on the fish you didn't even know they had.
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do you really think his fins are rotting? i sure hope not, i can take more pictures if that helps. I don'y want to use medicine unless i absolutely know he is sick.
Definitely post some more pictures. Does he have any brown stuff around his fins?
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I'm pretty sure NLS(new life spectrum) has a Betta food. I don't have it, but people say it brings out colors on the fish you didn't even know they had.
I agree. Or just get the community blend, and switch everybody over.
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from what i can see, there are no brown parts on his tail, one spot looks suspicious, but when i look closely i think its just a blue colouring. Here are some more pictures.
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as for the food, none of my lfs have NLS. any suggestions?
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as for the food, none of my lfs have NLS. any suggestions?
Are you willing to order online? Just look up NLS food. I assume you'd be able to find it.
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id be willing to buy online. I live in Canada, is there any good online spots to order it?
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I don't think your betta has fin rot. It looks pretty good to me. =]
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I don't think your betta has fin rot. It looks pretty good to me. =]
Yeah. I agree.
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thanks so much! i don't think he does either, im just new to bettas so im not positive
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You're welcome! For his continual health though, has your tank been cycled?
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Oh, also, what size tank is he in?
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