So I wake up this morning getting ready for work and first notice that Bartleby the Betta is not as active as he normally is. I quickly began observing that his stomach area was very distended.
The one thing that I did different yesterday was place an algae tab in the tank the night before for my snails. I know, they didn't need them, but I had no reason to believe that it would cause anything like this. Nor am I sure that it is related. I did, however, vacuum the remnants of food out of the tank and replaced with some cycled hospital water that I keep in a 2 gallon jug.
So, I think when I get home this afternoon, I'll add some aquarium salt to the tank. Are there any reasons that I should not do this? I have read that this condition could be from over-feeding. I only feed two pellets twice a day and until this morning seemed to be working perfectly. The tank is a 10 gallon, with heater and HOB filtration with a baffle to decrease output flow. Any advice would be appreciated, thank in advance.