Hey :) so i got back from California about a week ago. I had left my bettas in the charge of my mother, who fed them for me, but isn't much of a fish person.
I have a 5 gallon tank with a good filter set up for one of my bettas which i have had for about a year. The only thing i have ever had a problem with him was when i got him i had to treat him for fin rot, but since then never had a problem.
When i got back he has had this HUGE stomache, which i looked up and thought it was just constipation. I didn't feed him for a few days (which seemed to make it barely better) and fed him a bit of a peeled pea day before yesterday. Yesterday it looks like he is SO much worse and is having a bit of a hard time swimming, but isn't floating on one side...
Should i do a salt bath? how would i do that? how much salt do i use? (i have a 1 gallon QT tank) anyother ideas? im really scared that he might not make it and then i would feel SO bad having killed a fish :( help... please? oh, and his scales are NOT sticking out like dropsy (Sp?) just a big belly and very lethargic.(tank temp is about 70)