I have posted here before when Fizz came down with mild Swim Bladder Disorder back in July. He was cured of it and has done fine until now. http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=227522
Currently he is showing signs of bloating. Starting around the end of November/early December I noticed this starting to happen. I would feed him and sometimes he would bloat a bit so I fasted him for a day or two and it goes down partially. This is the worse I have seen it. I have seen him poop so I do not think it is constipation.
I am honestly puzzled on what to do.
What size is your tank? -1.5 Gallon
What temperature is your tank? -Ranges between 78-80
Does your tank have a filter? -Yes.
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? -No.
Is your tank heated? -I have a heater I need to install.
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? -None.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Omega One Betta Buffet Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3-5 pellets. Once a day, 6 days a week. [Unless he is bloated. Then I fast him the next day.]
How often do you perform a water change? Weekly
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%-100% Depending on water conditions.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Either Aqua Safe or Stress Coat
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Bloated on one side, partially on the other.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Mostly normal except a little lethargic at times.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Probably a few weeks ago. For a while I thought it was because I was feeding him too much, but now his bloating is concerning.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Swim Bladder Disorder
How old is your fish (approximately)? I received him in March of this year.
Sorry the pictures are so big.