So, I posted a question a few weeks ago about my fish having an extremely bloated stomach. Since then I have bought new food for him with two proteins as the first ingredients, and it has more fiber to help him if he's constipated. I also bought some anti-parasite liquid and have started treating his tank with that. Lastly, I've been giving him epsom salt baths. These were all recommendations from a post about fish diseases, and it hasn't been long, but could this be something more than bloat or parasites? I honestly don't think it's dropsy, because how it sounds makes me think that he wouldn't last 5 weeks, and though he has a bloated stomach, he doesn't have swollen eyes, a gray belly, and he's not pineconing. Anyway, after three more weeks of bloating, his stomach is getting larger, and I don't know how to reduce the swelling. A friend talked about "poking" the stomach to release air, but I'm not too apt to try that unless I'm sure that it's air causing his swelling and that it's the only way to help him. Does anyone have any ideas? I don't want my fish to die by getting caught behind his tank because his stomach is so big, which he keeps doing. Please help!
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