Oh just tell him to hush and that it was me who made you do it :P I'll take the dirty looks, I've learned to give the dirty look right back! I have one who has an attitude hehe..
Good news is.. he doesn't have velvet :) There is no sign, no grains on him that I can see.
Yes.. start the fungus meds on him again, follow directions on package carefully and to the T. It started to clear but since we removed it came back. Was hoping the clean water would do the trick, I don't like using meds >.<
His bloating has gone down, which is good. I would give him another day or two in the Epsom to make sure it completely goes away.
Don't worry about the food if he doesn't eat- he won't starve. He is probably just a little stressed over all the fuss going on with his treatment. He probably tried to eat it too fast and went down the wrong "tube", or it was a little too big so he bit off part of it and spit the rest out to swallow what he had in his mouth. They are weird.
Originally Posted by sjones
I didn't read through all this but in a 1/2 gallon you should be doing 100% water changes EVERY day, 4-6 days is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy to long
Luckily he's in a larger tank now :)
Even with a half gallon, 100% daily water changes can be too much. 100% every 2-3 days is fine, or could go 50% every other day.
That is another reason why you take anything a pet store employee says about a betta with a grain of salt, if even that.. normally they give you info just enough to keep them alive for a bit.. and that is if you're lucky.
(And that doesn't go for all employees, there are some great ones, like some members of the forum :) )