Hello! I just got a new betta yesterday from the pet store and noticed she looks a little bloated. I have read a little about dropsy, but her scales seem normal. I am just concerned it might be the beginning. She is acting fine (swimming around, looking at me, etc). I fed her last night after I got her and this morning. Could she have eaten too much or does she look okay? I think I might have given her around 5 pellets each time. I know now that might be too much. Thank you for any help!
What size is your tank? 1 gallon but I haven't introduced my fish yet. She is still in the cup from the store from yesterday.
What temperature is your tank? I don't know.
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Air Stone.
Is your tank heated? No
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Aqueon Betta Food Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? I fed her twice since I got her a little over 24 hours ago.
How often do you perform a water change? N/A yet
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? N/A yet
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Betta Bowl Plus Water conditioner/dechlorinator
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? She looks a little bloated.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? No
When did you start noticing the symptoms? About 9 hours ago.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No
Does your fish have any history of being ill? I just got her.
How old is your fish (approximately)? New from pet store.
Also, I haven't put her in her new 1 gallon tank yet because I am waiting for the water to adjust to room temperature. I keep getting different answers about when and how I should introduce fish into new tanks. I don't want to leave her in the pet store cup too much longer. If anyone has advice on this too I would appreciate it.