What size is your tank?
2.5 Gal QT tank
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?
Normally in a divided 10 gallon, currently in QT
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
NLS Betta formula as main, topfin and omega pellets as secondary.
How often do you feed your betta fish?
Once a day normally, 4-6 NLS Pellets, or 2-3 bigger pellets. Been fasting for 2 weeks tho
How often do you perform a water change?
100% every three days in QT
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
Currently; Prime and Espom Salt @ 2 tsp/gallon
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
Bloated, thought I overfed a bit, but after 4 days of fasting he only seemed bigger.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
Slightly lethargic, moreso after 2 weeks fasting, have started small rations of food and has helped.
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
About three weeks ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
QT in a 2.5 that's heated, raising espom salt levels to 2 tsp per gallon over 3 days. Fasted for two weeks until fish seemed lethargic, now offering 1-2 nls pellets every two days. He's passed 2 small bowl movements since QT in tank (barebottom), and he looks less huge, but still obviously very bloated.
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
He's had ich before and occasionally bloating, but never any that required treatment past a few days of fasting.
How old is your fish (approximately)?