What size is your tank? 1 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 80°
Does your tank have a filter? No
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? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Aqua Culture Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? Three to four pellets once a day, fasting on Sunday and sometimes Wednesday/mid-week.
How often do you perform a water change? Daily
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50% to full, but usually full
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Tetra AquaSafe
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
N/A to all.
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Very bloated belly, lethargic
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Floating at the top, kinda seems like the swim bladder disease. Can't swim down at all, just floats back up.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Tonight
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? Not sure, maybe 6/7 months old?
He has had this before and I just held onto hope and fasted him a few days because I had aquarium salt, but not Epsom salt. He was better by the next morning, but I picked some up in case it happened again and it has. Should I just wait again since the Epsom salt baths can be stressful to them or would it be better to just give it a try at least once? I know it's just some type of constipation, but doesn't seem like anything else is wrong. Happy and healthy otherwise.