I asked my father to feed my fish for a week while I was on vacation. When I first got home the fish both looked fine, but today (it's been a couple days), I noticed that Gilligan suddenly looks bloated. I'm wondering if my father overfed him while I was gone, except that he didn't show any symtpoms until today. Besides fasting him, is there anything else I can do? Also, I was going to do a water change today, but would it be better to wait a day or two?
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Currently 79, usually in the low 80s
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
I have a heater but haven't been using it recently because the water has been getting above 80 without it
What tank mates does your betta fish
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
pellets and flakes
How often do you feed your betta fish?
a pinch of flakes in the morning and 2 pellets at night
How often do you perform a water change?
Once every 3-5 days
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
I've only tested pH, which is at 6.4
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
He looks bloated
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
He seems to spend a bit more time at the bottom of the tank, but is still swimming around and reacting to me, and doesn't seem to have any problems reaching the surface of the water.
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Less than an hour ago.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
I've had him about 6 months, not sure how old he was then