Hi everyone. A few weeks ago my female's belly has become extremely swollen. I don't know what's wrong! I tried fasting her for a week, but it made no difference. Could she be egg bound? She lives in a divided tank with a male. Or could it be parasites? Or fluid buildup? I just don't know. :/
What size is your tank? 10 gallons (divided)
What temperature is your tank? 82 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? A male betta, though that tank is divided.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Omega One betta buffet pellets, occasionally freeze-dried bloodworms.
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice a day, once in the morning, once at night.
How often do you perform a water change? Once weekly.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? SeaChem Prime.
Have you tested your water? No.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Her stomach has become extremely swollen, though she isn't pineconing. One side of her belly seems a bit larger than the other.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? It hasn't. She's been acting perfectly normal.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? About 2 weeks ago.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I fasted her for the first week to no avail. After that I continued to feed her.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No.
How old is your fish (approximately)? I'm not sure. I have had her for about a year. She's a pet store fish.
Thanks for your help!