my betta fish hasnt pooped in a almost a week.
this first happened because he got bloated due to over feeding. and than i stopped feeding him and the swelling went down a bit but he has pooped since. i feed him just one pellet after like 3 days and i noticed that it would make his tummy bigger. and i know it shouldnt get that big just from one pellet because i fasted him for 3 days. im currently doing the epsom salt treatment to help him digest but i dont think its doing too much. i also noticed a thin red coloring thats happening near his bottom. please someone let me know whats wrong with him :(. im going to feed him frozen brine or daphnia in a couple days after fasting him some more..
What size is your tank? 2.5
What temperature is your tank? 78
Does your tank have a filter? No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
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? pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? once a day
How often do you perform a water change? every other day
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Ammonia:dont know yet.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? he always has a full stomach (buldging but not extremly bloated) like it just ate
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? nothing serious but i think he looks a little less active and fluid in his motions
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 3-4 days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill? yeah this guy has seems like it
How old is your fish (approximately)? 5 months