So I've noticed that Brutus really likes flakes, as well as normal betta pellets. However, I give maybe one or two small pellets every day or every other day, and whenever I give them to him, his stomach area gets humongous. It looks like [best analogy I can give] he has testicles, you can see each round pellet in his stomach and he looks uncomfortable.
He seems to like the flakes just as much, should I just try fasting him for a few days and then giving him only flakes from now on? He is otherwise active and healthy, in clean, heated water, 2.5 gallons, lives alone, etc.
Thanks for any help! Also I got my second betta today...Platinum body with a pinkish head and green fins, he's a veil tail. I think I'm going to name him Poseidon. Brutus is a giant betta. I have to post some pictures of my boys soon!