Zircon (my crowntail) 's stomach is huge, and swollen. He can't swim properly and is floating at the top. It looks really bad.
I've been feeding him freeze dried bloodworms for the last few days cause i ran out of pellets :$ and he always looked a little bloated after, like he wasnt able to swim. So i hurried out and got pellets (betta bites) by HBH and fed about 3 to him yesterday. He looked fine all night but in the morning his stomach was extremely big.
Help! none of my other fish have this problem .
The freeze dried bloodworms are an occasional treat, or else it could cause bloating and possible SBD (swim bladder disorder). Also, when pellets soak up water, they tend to expand, so they probably expanded in his stomach, adding on to the bloat. I'd fast him for maybe 2 days and epsom salt, 1 tsp per gal.
No not at all! But it just makes it hard for them to swim properly.. and yeah as bettafish15 said, try to get the purest epsom salt, unscented. It is found everywhere; I picked mine up at CVS, although I see it at Target, Walmart, etc... maybe even grocery stores.