Alright, so I have looked through the forums and found a good deal of information but I could use some advice on the specific issues I've got going right now.
My beta is definitely bloated and I am going to try fasting him for 2 days or so but I have been battling with some crazy green algae and was wondering if I should quarantine him and start the tank fresh?
Just in case:
size: 10g tank
temp: 78 Fahrenheit
filter: a rather old aqua clear power filter
tank mates: he lives alone but I was considering some small snails for the algae
food: I alternate between flakes and pellets (the pellets i soak before feeding) occasionally some dried blood worms (which i only recently discovered i should soak)
how often: twice daily, a couple flakes in the morning and 3-4 pellets in the evening (which I'm thinking might be too much)
water change: I have been doing 30% once weekly
additives: nutrafin aqua plus
I do not have a liquid test kit :(
Symptoms and Treatment
appearance: enlarged stomach
behavior: nothing noticeable, still active
when: I only seriously took notice 3 days ago
tonight is the beginning of his fast
history: none (though he did jump out of his tank once but he recovered fully as far as I can tell)
age: he could be a year or two, not sure as he was a center piece on a wedding party table)
I can provide photos if they would help.