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My Chubby Betta


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Here are some pictures of my fat Male VT Betta, Mr. Charlie Parker. If anything is glaringly wrong otherwise, please let me know.

In the meantime, i've started him on a diet. Other than being fat, he seems totally fine. Still recovering from finrot - alas his finnage is just not the same as it was, i wonder if it ever will be again.

Presenting Mr. Charlie "Chubby" Parker:

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What a cutie. I think he may just be overfed and need a diet as you mentioned. Sometimes it is difficult to get finnage to come back. Most times it will grow back but in my expereince it takes quite a while. Zeke the betta I had, had finrot for the whole time I had him.He came to me that way from poor water conditions from his previous owners. His tail continued to grow the whole time I owned him. The kid I gave him to says it has grown even more since he has had him. so it has been 5 months that it took his tail to grow out. I would continue to keep the water pristine and you may have to keep bettafix in the water all the time. I had to do that with Zeke. As soon as I quit the bettafix his fins would get fin rot again. But if I kept him on it his tail grew. I also put a low solution of salt in his tank

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Aww he looks good! Just needs a little diet like you said.

It really depends as far as fin regrowth. His look fine to me actually. My first male Orchard was a tail biter, and his fins always grew back beautifully before he big them off again. My current male, Leaf, is totally different. He had very bad finrot when I got him and it neer fully grew back. When I first brought him home, he had butterfly type fins, with a red/clear edging. I thought for sure that he was a butterfly, but very gradually red started spilling into the clear and a little more regrowth has occured. He's a messy looking betta but I still love him! He needs new pictures.

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Aww, he's a cutie! He might be constipated, you may want to fast him for a few days and then give him a little bit of the inside of a pea (I did this for my Sushi when he got to fat, and it worked beautifully).

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have you seen him poo recently? If you have then I do not think it is constipation. I think he is just overfed. Fat is not good for pets of any kind including fish. Cuts down on their life span

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Mr Tubsey Parker that 3rd pic sure shows his belly.I only feed my betta Ragman 2 pellets a day and he still wants more we have to say no to those adorable faces :D

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Why oh why do I have this in my head....

Sang to the tune of Brass Monkey by the Beastie Boys...

Fattttttttttt Bettaaaaaa

That fattttieeee Betttaaaa....

I'd like my medication now please.

He's too cute! :heart

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Thanks for all the great comments and replies guys! Poor Charlie Porker. i mean, Parker. I fasted him for 3 days, and have since only been giving him about 3 pellets once a day. I have seen no reduction in his belly. Steady on i guess. I haven't seen him poop, but then again, i've never seen him poop ever, so that is not unusual.

As for the finnage, i do keep a 1 tsp/gallon level of salt in the water, and i did have him on a regular bettafix schedule, but thouught about trying without for a while to see how that would go. His fins don't look too much better, but not too uch worse either, so that's good i guess. When i first got him, his fins looked like a heavy curtain, so full and beautiful. Now they look wispy and thin. I'll just keep at 'er with the water changes, and hope for the best.

Yjanks again everybody!

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