Hi guys, I have been battling what I think is SBD and constipation for over a week now. We found him floating sideways in his tank. I immediately quarantined him and he has been in a med tank since then and he gets daily water changes while this is going on. By the looks of it, is appears to be SBD and constipation. A couple of days ago he did poop but it looks like his belly is still bloated. He sits along the top of the tank and struggles at times, then there are times he tries to be really active but he just can't right himself. I moved his leaf into the med tank so he can rest on it and he does from time to time.
He has not eaten since this occurred so we can say at least a week fasting. I tried the pea method a number of times and he wants no part of it. Almost every other day we have attempted this with no luck and believe me it is a pain trying to get that pea to him. He gets daily water changes to keep the water clean. I caved in and tried the Epsom salt bath the day before yesterday and no luck.
I am at wits end and do not know what to do for the little guy to get him better. I would really appreciate any help because my wife and I hate seeing him like this. I posted recent pics from a couple of days ago on a recent post. I notice he has a curve to him now all the time too, not sure it that is a direct result of the SBD or is it a sign of something worse? I stockpiled Maracyn Two in case we need to go that route but not sure how long to go with that treatment or how often to do water changes. Please help, any suggestions at this point are welcome as I am obsessing over this.
I have pics taken the day before yesterday, the difference today is now he appears to have a curved spine to boot.
He was in a 1.5g tank, no tank mates. His water was 25% changed weekly. We fed him pellets and freeze dried bloodworms. I will admit that he was being way, way overfed. I already had a chat with my wife as she was giving him a freaking 15 course meal and a buffet to wash it down. I was sticking the tank and everything was fine although the pH was much higher than I would have liked.
Again, any help is sorely needed and comments, suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your time.