Q: LR Wrote:
Hi Christie, I really need you help. My betta is severely constipated
and I have tried to do everything possible, I tried to give him the Daphnia
and he won’t eat anything but pellets. He was eating bloodworms when this
happened. I have soaked him in Epson salt bath, but that doesn’t seem to
help. What else can I do, since he won’t anything other than pellets?
A: Constipation can usually cure itself by fasting your betta for a couple of days. If you find that
after 2 days he still hasn’t pooped you can try to feed him a small amount of cooked pea.
(just the inside not the shell).
To avoid constipation in the future be sure not to overfeed your betta and soak your pellets
in a cup of tank water for about 10 minutes before feeding to allow them to soak up water
before entering the digestive track.