I have a new betta that I got at a pet store a few weeks ago. After about four days of being on pellets and brine shrimp and bloodworms, he developed swim bladder disease and cannot swim upright. He lays on his side at the top of the water.
I have fasted him for two days, gave him a pea and it came right back. I fasted him again for two days and gave him some daphnia and again he was on his side. I have been alternating fasting this fish for two-three days and trying the pea method or daphnia but every time he reverts back to his side and cannot get to the bottom of the tank.
The tank is 2.5 gallons and I use Atison's betta spa in his tank as a conditioner. It is cleaned once per week.
I'm afraid this little guy is going to starve since there is nothing that he can eat which doesn't cause the swim bladder disorder. I'm running out of options as to what to feed him after fasting. How many times can I fast him? Any suggestions?