this picture is when he was new to the tank, looked to be in great health, now his stomach is twice as big. 10gallon tank, heater (78degrees), and Filter. 5 tetra's living in the tank in perfect health. here is were our story begins;
So i purchased my betta 7 days ago, he wasnt super lively to begin with, but i figured it was because the little bowl the LFS had him in. Bring him home and slowly introduced him to the new tank (in glass vase, adding a little bit of tank water every few hours to it while he floated in the tank) Once released into his new tank he went right to a single corner and hid there, swam fine and seemed happy in his adjustment period.
its been 7 days and he hasnt ate, very lethargic, swollen tummy (scales protrude on his stomach) and laying on the surface sorda on his side. does not move except to get a breath of air, but when poked swims with full strength away from me. Please help me figure out what the heck is goin on!