Hello, did you try not feeding him for a few days see if he would poop and the swelling goes down?
For now, keep the tank warm, 80-82 and the lights off so he doesn't stress.
Stop feeding him if you haven't tried to starve him for a couple/three days to see if he will poop.
I wouldn't Epsom salt the whole tank unless one of the experienced members pipe in.
Being delicate to get him out of the tank to a small Epsom bath might help but it might not be needed.
So please read on, and answer the questionnaire at the bottom
Really need as many pictures of him as possible as well. Top looking down onto him, front, sideways...anything that can help the members.
Without knowing what and how you feed, the water parameters and most importantly as clear pictures as you can get, it is difficult at best to help.
The best thing you can do now is copy/paste this questionnaire into a new box once you answer all the questions.
The experienced members and admins may pipe in at some point as a lot of people are not on this full time.
How many gallons is your tank?
Does it have a filter?
Does it have a heater?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind?
What food brand do you use?
Do you feed flakes or pellets?
How often do you feed your Betta? How much?
Before your Betta became ill how often did you perform a water change?
What percentage of water did you change?
Do you vacuum the substrate or just dip out water?
What additives do you use?
What are your water parameters? Please give exact numbers. If tested by pet store please get exact numbers. "Fine" or "Safe" won't help us help you.
Symptoms and Treatment:
When did you first notice the symptoms?
How has your Betta’s appearance changed?
How has your Betta’s behavior changed?
Is your Betta still eating?
Have you started treating your Betta? If so, how?
Does your Betta have any history of being ill?
How long have you owned your Betta? Was he or she ill or suffering some sort of damage when purchased?
PLEASE PROVIDE CLEAR PHOTOS
NOTE: EMBED YOUR PHOTOS. PLEASE DO NOT LINK. Click on "Go Advanced" and then on the paper clip in the toolbar.
Last edited by LittleMan; 11-27-2016 at 09:31 AM.