I'm not sure if something is wrong with my betta, Caravaggio.
I have a 3 gallon, heated, filtered tank.
Yesterday I fasted my betta, but today he's EXTREMELY bloated! There's virtually nothing in the tank he could have eaten: his snail companion is still alive and well, so either he's been eating poo or trying to eat his moss ball. He can't seem to swim down, and keeps almost floating up onto his side. I don't know what's wrong with him! Please help? : (
At first, I thought maybe the filter baffle had come off a bit, so I retaped it...it didn't help. I turned off the filter, and it seemed to help a little. I have it off for now, because I want things to be as easy for him as possible.
Is this swim bladder? Something else? Please help! : (
Oh! Yesterday or today, he made a bubblenest (maybe his first!) and because he hasn't had food, has been eating bubbles instead. Could this be part of it? Thank you!