Hi there, this is only my second betta fish and I feel like a terrible momma right now because I think I've been over feeding the poor guy way too much. I've only had him for a week. He's in a 2.5 gallon tank with gravel and some fake plants. I have a thermometer (which stays at 78 degrees usually). Anyway I've been giving him 6-8 pellets a day!! 3-4 in the morning and the rest before bed.. I now know that that is way too much for the little guy. He looks kind of bloated to me and I noticed he was hiding under his plants and staying low to the gravel which is not like him. He's usually very energetic and happy. He does still swim up to the glass when he sees me. I really need help, I don't want him to die. I want him to live a healthy long life! How many pellets should I be feeding him? What is the best food? How do I help him with the bloating (I heard something about peas)? Also I want to clean his tank a little tomorrow, should I do a partial water change? Ahhh please walk me through the steps, I really need some teaching! Also is it okay to use the same gravel? As long as I wash it?