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Why is my tetra reaally fat?

Why is my tetra reaally fat? Topic: Tetra research
July 19, 2019 / By Ailee
Question: I have 10 neon tetras in a 20 gallon tank at the moment. One of them is really fat, and its stomach almost looks as if it has a bunch of little bumps. I know it's highly unlikely that it's carrying eggs, but it was this fat when I bought it too. I've researched tetra disease, and I don't think that's it. It has all of its color, and all the others are skinny, so I'm also pretty sure it's not overfeeding either. Can someone please tell me why it's so fat?
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Tobin Tobin | 2 days ago
It is probably pregnant,it may have a disease,or just be overweight.I suggest you ask your local pet shop about it.
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Tobin Originally Answered: My Betta ate a tetra?
Yeah, bettas are extremely aggressive and like their own space. But if the betta does stop eating, brine shrimp (live) usually catch their attention and get them eating again. Also add about a teaspoon of epson salt (can get at Kroger) to the tank per day so that the betta passes whatever is bothering him (in this case the tetra). There is also such thing as a betta revive that comes in a very small blue fish shaped container that is great for just bettas. (Big chain pet stores usually don't carry. Try small and successful, locally owned pet stores) Good luck hope, he gets better!
Tobin Originally Answered: My Betta ate a tetra?
The chances your betta ate your tetra is nonexistent. It may have attacked the fish which ultimately led it to its death, but the more likely reason is the fish died of other influences, such as bad water conditions. If my hunch is right, then your betta is probably suffering from the same problems which killed your tetra. In this case I'd figure out whether it's a disease or just bad water conditions, both are treatable and pristine water is always a plus, so keep up with your water changes. Your betta doesn't sound very sick though, if he's willing to eat food then he should be fine. But like another answerer said it is possible that he's getting old and dying, my last betta stopped eating when it was around 3 years old and died. Good luck
Tobin Originally Answered: My Betta ate a tetra?
How the heck did your betta eat a tetra? Tetras are pretty big for a betta's mouth, and it seems pretty infeasible for it to consume a tetra, even a tiny neon tetra. Did the tetra just go missing and the betta became sick at the same time? Did the tetra die and the betta eat it in pieces? Well, don't feed him until he is acting as normal. It's great that he's better, but let him rest and digest until he is feeling better. Dear gosh how did a betta eat a tetra????
Tobin Originally Answered: My Betta ate a tetra?
Yep wait it out :) lol I can't imagine a beta eating a tetra :o haha. But I wont recommend any medicines as betas are hardy fish and handle it themselves. Take it from me, mine survived a mystery poisoning from one tank - there's nothing a beta can't do! Well, in terms of health anyways :p He'll be fine. What you CAN do is fasting. Don't feed him for a day or two. Sometimes that helps, and won't make the water dirty from uneaten food :)

Tobin Originally Answered: My Betta ate a tetra?
Yeah, bettas are extremely aggressive and like their own space. But if the betta does stop eating, brine shrimp (live) usually catch their attention and get them eating again. Also add about a teaspoon of epson salt (can get at Kroger) to the tank per day so that the betta passes whatever is bothering him (in this case the tetra). There is also such thing as a betta revive that comes in a very small blue fish shaped container that is great for just bettas. (Big chain pet stores usually don't carry. Try small and successful, locally owned pet stores) Good luck hope, he gets better!
Tobin Originally Answered: My Betta ate a tetra?
The chances your betta ate your tetra is nonexistent. It may have attacked the fish which ultimately led it to its death, but the more likely reason is the fish died of other influences, such as bad water conditions. If my hunch is right, then your betta is probably suffering from the same problems which killed your tetra. In this case I'd figure out whether it's a disease or just bad water conditions, both are treatable and pristine water is always a plus, so keep up with your water changes. Your betta doesn't sound very sick though, if he's willing to eat food then he should be fine. But like another answerer said it is possible that he's getting old and dying, my last betta stopped eating when it was around 3 years old and died. Good luck
Tobin Originally Answered: My Betta ate a tetra?
How the heck did your betta eat a tetra? Tetras are pretty big for a betta's mouth, and it seems pretty infeasible for it to consume a tetra, even a tiny neon tetra. Did the tetra just go missing and the betta became sick at the same time? Did the tetra die and the betta eat it in pieces? Well, don't feed him until he is acting as normal. It's great that he's better, but let him rest and digest until he is feeling better. Dear gosh how did a betta eat a tetra????

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