I've had him for more than a year, don't even know how long. He's in a 5 gallon, heater, filter, etc everything he needs. I've been a little worried about lately. You see, here's his feeding schedule. He gets fed 3-4 pellets everyday, and after about 2-3 days he gets fed something special from the freezer like brine shrimp or beefheart.
That was all fine and well for months. After awhile I added a ghost shrimp and snail. It didn't work out. He got bloated from eating snail food and fought with the ghost shrimp. I had to take them back. I don't even know why I got them, it was stupid. Spur of the moment I guess. He had a case of bloating that never really went away but now it's the tiniest thing that you wouldn't even notice unless looking really close.
Now he's bloated again, and severely. I haven't been doing anything wrong. I admit I have been forgetting that one special day where you should fast them, but sometimes I just forget one day, I'm not irresponsible, though. I don't know if he's sick, or what.
Can anyone help me out? Advice? What happened that caused this? And how to prevent it in the future