Yesterday morning my Betta had gotten SBD and was not able to stay under water, he kept floating to the top on his side. I am a new fish person altogether so I had no idea what was going on and was really upset. I looked into it and found it was SBD as he couldn't control his balance either.
So I spent a lot of time with him and put some aquarium salts in the tank and by really early this morning he looks a lot less bloated and is staying under water fine. He looks a little out of it still though and may be a little off balance? Not sure.
Anyway, my question is, now that he's swimming underwater fine and not bloated, can I start to feed him again?
UPDATE: Came home today and he seems to be spending a lot of time at the bottom, resting. Is this normal? Maybe he's really tired from having to move around so much from the top. I kind of worked him a lot because I was scared he was dying and kept moving my finger around to keep him going to it.
What size is your tank? 3.5 but moved to his old .5
What temperature is your tank? 78 deg. F
Does your tank have a filter? No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? No
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Pellets and bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? Two times a day, 2 pellets each (suggestions appreciated)
How often do you perform a water change? Every week for .5 gal but just got the 3.5 had not done a change yet.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? All
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? I use crystal geiser bottled 1 gallon bottles ($1) so I don't use conditioner but I have conditioner if needed with tap
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? No
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Was bloated and floating, now looks a lot less bloated
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Looks sort of tired, maybe slightly upset
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Yesterday
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Used aquarium salt, betta fish revive, fasted for 24 hours.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Unknown
How old is your fish (approximately)? Had for a month