I have questions about constipation and its treatment.
New betta bloated on Thursday. I put him into an Epsom salt bath (1.5 teaspoons Epsom salt per gallon of water.)
I did daily 100% water changes, keeping him at this same Epsom salt dosage. He has been in Epsom salt for 3 days now.
He is no longer bloated, and is more active today. But he still has not had a bowel movement.
I have not fed him since Wednesday. (I'm thinking that no food will continue to result in no poo!)
How long do I continue the Epsom salt bath? At what dosages?
How long can a betta go without pooping?
When should I start feeding him again?
What should I feed him for that first meal? How much of it?
I've seen a lot of controversy about feeding a pea. Is this something I should do, or avoid?
How much patience do I need? (Versus at what point should I start to worry that he still hasn't pooped?)