I have a 2yr old female betta who is quite bloated (no pine coning). She has never had this problem before. She appears to be more bloated on her right side than her left. I noticed it within a couple of hours after feeding her. Believing it to be constipation, I did a 50% water change and fasted her for 48 hrs, then gave her some pea. No improvement, so I fasted her again for another 48 hrs and gave her pea again. No improvement. I finally felt it might be necessary to give her an epsom salt bath. So i did for 15 mins twice on Sunday and did a 50% water change. No improvement. I again gave her a small piece of pea yesterday and still no improvement. She is acting normally, including her appetite (strong). I recently moved and the tank has been up for 2 months now. i just tested the water.
5 gallon tank
ammonia 1.0 ppm
nitrite .25 ppm
nitrate 5.0 ppm
I plan on doing another water change today.
I'm a little frustrated at this point. If anyone has ideas please let me know, any help would be greatly appreciated.
Here are some pics. Thanks