My sorority is kept in my friend's apartment that I'll be moving into shortly. I was over yesterday for WCs and noticed one of the girls was bloaty and off by herself. I took her home with me, set her up in a 1g with 1tsp of epsom salt, heated to about 82. As the night went on she only got bigger and I noticed white poo. She wasn't pineconing. This morning she had passed. Not quite sure what I did wrong.
Today my roomie noticed 2 more girls are bloated. I think one may just be from overfeeding because she likes to steal other's pellets (we usually have to net her to feed the rest) but the other is pretty bad, she's also striped.
Am I doing water changes correctly? 20g heated, filtered, live plants. I also have some bulbs in there and one looks a little..fuzzy? Could this be making them sick? The photo is of the sicker girl he just sent me, in the upper right corner is the less-bloated one.
What size is your tank? 20g
What temperature is your tank? 78-80
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
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? There are 8 females
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Aqueon Pellets / Hikari Bloodworms
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2-3 twice a day / weekly treat
How often do you perform a water change? Twice a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 20%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Stress Coat+
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Bloated
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Lethargic
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Yesterday
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Tried epsom salt
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? Unknown