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So I've had my fish for over a year, he's had the occasional bloat and float, mainly due to trying to find a food that works best for him.
He's also half blind so he's a high maintenance fish. He has a glass food bowl where his food falls, a heater, several silk plants and a hide away skull.

This week he has started to have some issues. He is still really bloated, has been for about a year, but now he's sinking and kinda to one side or the other. I've been fasting him for 3 days, I have given him a pea today to try and help him. I noticed there wasn't much fecal matter when I cleaned his tank.

I don't know what else to do, I'm really scared for him.
Oh and one other thing, he's currently in a water bottle because we start our long drive home tomorrow.

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Discussion Starter #3

I'm on a phone and can't copy and paste. And I currently do not have computer access because I'm sure that was going to be your next point.
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