Penelope is have trouble with swelling up with too many eggs I don't plan to breed her. She is in her own tank but side by side with a male of which her view is blocked by cardboard. She has seen him before. She started this morning skinny but is swelling up again.
What size is your tank? 2 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 80.5
Does your tank have a filter? Sponge-Filter is turned off for the moment since she can't swim well
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Air pump
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Omega and NLS
How often do you feed your betta fish? 1 times daily 1 pellet. If I give more with her swelling makes it hard for her to swim. Sometimes I have to wait a day. I don't like doing this I feel like I am starving her.
How often do you perform a water change? 2 x week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50% and 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime and Jungle conditioner with Aloe
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Alternates between being skinny and swelling up white with what appears to be eggs every 4-5 days. When she swells up she cannot swim normally if she swims downward she floats vertically to the top. She spend her time at the top balancing on float plants. She is managing in that aspect and is not have trouble breathing. She still attempts fairly often to swim down only to float up again.
She is able to pass stool and I see her doing this regularly
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms? About 2 weeks
Have you started treating your fish? Fasting
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? Not sure but believe she is young purchased at Petco about March 5th. She is pretty small but has grown bigger in length since I've had her.
I fed her one pellet this morning. She finally got skinny again and is swelling up again. The swelling is definitely white. When she gets skinny the white part which is presumably eggs gets very small.
Recent photo but not from today. She gets bigger than this:
This is Penelope this morning:
This is Penelope when she is really swollen you can clearly see at one point in the video the swelling is white like eggs:
The cardboad is normally sitting straight I bumped it.