I recently acquired a new fish, Jester, who is a beautiful blue crown tail male. About a week ago I noticed that he was getting bloated, so I stopped feeding him because I was pretty sure he was constipated (no poop in a week!). I have fasted him for nearly a week and still nothing! I removed him from his tank and put him in a small container with epsom salt treated water (1/4 tsp to a 2 liter container) and still nothing. Today I offered him a bit of pea and he ate it, so I am (im)patiently waiting for him to poop. In the meantime, his color is fading and his underbelly is turning white.
I recently moved him from the small 1/2 gallon bowl he was in to a 2 gallon tank, filtered. The water is nice and warm, not too sure of the temperature. I normally feed him betta pellets, but have given him freeze dried blood worms on occasion as a treat.
Does any of this sound familiar? Any help would be appreciated.