So I came home today and took a look at popeye and it looks like his belly is fairly large. I had this problem once before overfeeding him like a total of 6 of those small betta pellets. Didn't feed him for 2 days and he was back to normal. Since than I have cut his diet back down to like 3-5 pellets a day. Trying my best to limit him to 3, but my GF who I bought the fish for likes to feed him cause he's always at the top of the tank. I tell her not to but I can only control that so much.
So popeye is in a 5 gal tank with a bunch of live plants and this time they are all fully aquatic and hes got adequate filtration, probably over filtration with the orignal middle filter and a new small AZOO backpack filter with carbon/ammonia/ceramic balls and a course and fine foam. I am also suppose to add a CO2 system this week for the plants. There are also about 9 nerite snails, some reproduced from my original 5 (they are pretty small like 2mm in size). But damn do they make a ton of poop.
So I guess my question is do i treat my tank for bloat or do what I am thinking. Waita day or two w/o feeding him and than treat. Also hes got one scale kind loose but he's had that for a while from before when there was a cory in the tank that picked on him at night when he slept. I thought it would fall off but hasn't. But its been there long before I seen his stomach grow out.