Harleys got SBD after I was stupid and over-fed him but it wasn't waaaay over-feeding and I'm a bit surprised it happened. I've been fasting him for 6 days and he's swimming a little bit more today, but still not much. He mainly rests on the bottom and usually out of sight (in a hollow log decoration. I've tried feeding him peas (boiled, deshelled and cut up) but he doesn't seem interested and because of their weight, they sink to the bottom pretty fast. I tried putting them on his hammok but he wasn't interested. I'm wondering what else I can do. I'm getting a bit worried about the not eating (but know he can hold out a while longer) but more worried that he seems to be constipated or at least is no less fat and the fasting isn't working. I've tried to get pictures but he hides by the time my camera is obtained or focus it. Here's the tank info:
What size is your tank? 10g
What temperature is your tank? 80F
Does your tank have a filter? Yes (sponge)
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? No, he's a loaner.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Nutrafin small tropical fish micro granuals
How often do you feed your betta fish? 1-2 times daily (normally not too much)
How often do you perform a water change? 1 x week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
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?
pH: <=8 (pretty normal for my tap water)
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? He lost/changed his color about 6 weeks before this happened
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? hides and stays at the bottom
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 6 days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? cut out food, tried peas without success
Does your fish have any history of being ill? In past had had fin rot, now cured. Also had SPD before but was gone in about 4-5 days, cured about a month ago.
How old is your fish (approximately)? I've had him 3 months and he hasn't grown since.
Any help would be much appreciated. I don't want to lose my buddy. We've been through a lot together.