I have a betta named Gary...I've had him for 9 months now. A couple weeks ago, I noticed he looked kind of bloated, but I just thought he was getting a little chunky so I lowered his portions. I now feed him twice a day, 3 pellets each feeding.
He's been kinda stressed lately, since I moved to a dorm room and he came with me. But he started swimming really strangely since yesterday so I looked up the symptoms and apparently he's constipated. :/
I tried the whole pea trick and everything, but the pea bits sink and he won't eat them. I bathed him in the epsom salt stuff too once a few hours ago, but nothing happened. I guess my questions are these... how long will the epsom salt baths take to go into effect if I do them twice a day as it says? And how would I get him to eat the peas? I'm kind of worried that it'll kill him if I don't do something. He's swimming better, but I never saw him go to the bathroom.