Ok, I got my red male veil-tail betta Solo this August, and he's been very happy in his 2-gallon tank on my dresser. I feed him 3, rarely 4 pellets 2x a day w/ the occasional freeze-dried bloodworm, do 25% water changes 2x a week, and a complete tank cleaning weekly. (When I first got him, my cousin called me obsessive.
) Yesterday I noticed he was kind of bloated, but I didn't think much of of it. But today he's a good amount more bloated, and he's having a hard time swimming. It's like he's sinking, only up. The most he can do is swim just below the surface and if he isn't jammed in the corner he'll end up sideways. It's really hot out, and his water was about 80'f, so i moved him to the basement which will bring the temp. down a couple degrees.
I haven't given him any peas yet, b/c i want to see if just fasting him will get rid of it. I'm going to try it later if it doesn't. I really hope I don't lose my Solo-I love him very much.
Please give your advice. I'd really appreciate it. Thank you!