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Old 05-29-2020, 08:54 AM   #1
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Help! I think my son fed my betta too much.

Hi there, so I was working yesterday and my son said he feed my betta about 10 pellets or so. Does that cause bloating, if so please let me know asap.
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Also what is the initial amount that causes bloating.
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Old 05-29-2020, 09:24 AM   #3
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Overfeeding over a period will cause bloating. Assuming its a one-off and your fish doesnt show any sypmtoms (swollen belly, pinecone scales, bulging eyes, pale gills) I would just keep an eye on it.

Did the betta eat all 10? If any are left uneaten on the bottom i would try and remove them.

Im not knowledeable about bettas but i think 2 or 3 betta pellets twice a day is normal.
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Bettas will over-eat in an instant, as you've found out. The betta's stomach is roughly the size of it's eye. So a lot of people gauge how much they feed by the size of the eye. You can feed twice a day. Many people fast their betta once a week- so no food for one day.
Like Aiken said, he may bloat- just keep an eye on him. You can always try to give him a pea if he does bloat.
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Overfeeding over a period will cause bloating. Assuming its a one-off and your fish doesnt show any sypmtoms (swollen belly, pinecone scales, bulging eyes, pale gills) I would just keep an eye on it.

Did the betta eat all 10? If any are left uneaten on the bottom i would try and remove them.

Im not knowledeable about bettas but i think 2 or 3 betta pellets twice a day is normal.
Well, the food we got the betta floats at the top, the betta ate a few, then left it alone for a bit (I am unsure of how long) then ate more, then left it alone, so on so fourth.
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He did eventually eat it all though. But not instantly.
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Search for swim bladder disease and check if he shows any sign for that
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