Pink Veil tail
Tank size: 1 gallon
Is fed: Topfin Color enhancing pellets
Water conditioner used: Prime Water conditioner
Weekly water changes are done
NOTE: Aquarium salt was added today, because I read that it is beneficial for treating Swim Bladder Disorder.
Earlier today, I noticed all of a sudden that my betta had an inflated belly and was losing his buoyancy slightly. He would try hard to swim to the bottom, but slowly float up. I do not feed him loads, only 1-2 pellets per day. I just changed his water today and I 'diagnosed' him with Swim bladder disorder. I intended to fast him for 3-4 days and then feed him a frozen peeled pea thawed in water, but in just 2-3 hours his belly has enlarged visibly even more! I have not fed him at all since I noticed this and I think there might be something more happening here. What can this be and how can this be treated?
My betta is now struggling to swim and has most likely given up on fighting to swim. He floats at the top of his bowl for a while.