Ok im super scared right now! I do nightly checks on my fish (real fast) just to make sure they are doing ok and i just checked and my new CT is bloated and was floating near the surface on his side. I bought him about a week ago and during that time I have noticed that no matter how little i feed him he look BLOATED afterwards. Now i have just noticed him floating on his side. He is still pretty energetic and flares when he sees phantom and eats fine.
He is in a 20 gallon divided,filtered, and heated tank (no aeration) with phantom and fishy (two of my other males) and a few guppies and platies. (which he loves chasing ha ha) I do 30% water changes once every other week. I have been trying to feed him 2 pellets a day although he still bloats. When i do water changes i use kordon amquel water conditioner. Please help i have never dealt with SBD before and i really dont want him to die! Please help me cure him and is this contagious????
Update: he is not CONSTANTLY on his side at the top and swims normally when he does. It seems that he is on his side at the top about like 10-30% of the time or something like that because thhis was the first time i saw him like that and now he is normal again.