I'm new to the fish world, (as well as this forum, though I've been stalking in since getting Jaju last year) and I'm a bit overwhelmed with how much I don't know (and they don't tell you at those stupid pet stores who try to sell you bottle sized tanks gah) So excuse my newbishness ><
But my betta seems to be getting fat. He's gone through this before as I worked on figuring out what to feed him, but it started up again and it doesn't seem to be getting better. I don't think it's getting worse, thankfully, but he just seems too round for my tastes.
He's in a 1.5 gallon tank (I know, on the smaller side, I'm looking in to see how I can fit a bigger one in my dorm) and has been acting normally, and still making some bubbles. He seems to be going regularly and over all seems fine except for his kinda round belly. I can't help but be a bit paranoid.
I'm also thinking my roommate overfeeds him over the weekend. I tend to feed him 3-4 pellets a day. I think she dumps some more in. I'm looking into it.
I recently changed his food, and I think this brand (Tetrabetta) is only making it worse. I've noticed his waste is worse than it usually is (there's more or at least i noticed it more, it doesn't break down as well) though I think some of it might be left over food from the weekend. Last weekend I finally got some of what should be more like his old food (Hikari), so I'm hoping this will help. I also have to change the brand of dried brine shrimp, as he won't eat that one either, but I've yet to have them on hand yet.
What do you think? What should I do? I already plan to fast him for a few days. I do that every month of so, for at least a day.