Ugh. So yesterday while I was out I bought some frozen bloodworms. Today I thawed a little cube, and fed my fish each some. I had to run downstairs to get the phone, and my mom apparently 'finished' feeding it to them. By dumping the rest of the packet into Mercury's section of the tank. I come back upstairs to find my fish looking like he swallowed a marble or something. He's like WAY super bloated, and there were a LOT of bloodworms left in the cup. He's looking SUPER bloated now, and I'm worried. Will he be alright with a couple days of fasting after this? :C
I'm just really upset. I brought home the bloodworms hoping to enrich my fish's lives, and now one looks quite ill. :c
Here is Mercury, post-feast;
What size is your tank? 10 Gallons
What temperature is your tank? 80
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? 3 snails, three other male bettas (divided!), two ghost shrimp
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? New Life Spectrum Betta formula, Aqueon Betta Food, Hikari Frozen Bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? 1-2 times a day
How often do you perform a water change? Once a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50 normally, just got filters though, so I don't know ho wmuch I ought to change now.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime water conditioner
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? Nope
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Very bloated
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? None that I can see
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Five minutes after leaving my mom alone with my fish. >>
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? I've no idea what to do.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? I got him two weeks ago, so no.
How old is your fish (approximately)? No idea.