What size is your tank? 10 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 78-79 hard to read the theometer.
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? N/A
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? Corydoras
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? I even it out by giving him two in the late morning and evening daily. Fast for one day weekly.
How often do you perform a water change? Weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 30% I think
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Nutrafin Aqua + w/h Stress Coat
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
pH: between 6.2 - 6.8
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? He started to bloating on the sides. There maybe be open wounds on the bridge area (tip of the top), and raggy fins.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? At first he was doing ok, and then he started getting worse today by laying on the bottom of the tank lopsided and panting.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? I notice the bulge on his sides end of last week and stopped feeding him to empty out
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I know I am going to get shot at for saying this. I gave him a tiny bit of a cooked pea, and did an extra water change.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Never
How old is your fish (approximately)? 1 year
I think he's secretly eating his tank mates food when I am not around. This is the first time I experience him bloating like this. As for the wounds and raggy tails, Kratos sleeps in really, really awkward positions in his plants or wrapped around intake pipe.. I removed potential plants that may caused the problems.
I also checked him for possible ick or velvet even tho I haven't seen him rubbing against things. Also for dropsy, again I don't see the "pine cone" effect on his scales.
Before setting up his old home for treatments. I wanted to double check with experts before using the Epsom salt treatment. Also would giving him Daphina's would help bloating?
Any help would be appreciated.