I got a new dragonscale CT two days ago, and I feel like there's something wrong with him, but i'm not sure what. His belly is kind of swollen (see pic), and strangest of all he keeps coming up to the surface to gulp and blow these BIG bubbles (its not a bubble nest - I know what those look like). Anyone might know whats wrong with him? Any input is greatly appreciated!!
What size is your tank? 1 gal
What temperature is your tank? ~78 F
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? Java ferns
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Omega pellets / frozen bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice 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? 50% - 50% - 90% - repeat
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? API Stress Coat, 1 tsp/gal AQ salt (since I just got him)
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? Haven't tested - but I keep up with water changes.
Symptoms and Treatment
When did you start noticing the symptoms? After I brought him home
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Just the AQ salt
Does your fish have any history of being ill? uh...
How old is your fish (approximately)? 2 days old after petsmart purchase?