He's been a slight bit less active than in the past, but today was the first day he was staying in his cave or at the bottom of the tank. However he did still come up and puff at me today. He hasn't had any loss of color either.
The water parameters are:
temp. 78 degrees
He's in a 2.5 gallon tank with a heater set at 78, a filter, and I change 50% of his water every third day.
Before he became swollen he was eating 6-10 pellets twice a day. I usually put them in a few at a time and watch him eat them so I can get any extra out when he's finished.
I stopped feeding him pellets on Tue. All he's had since are some bites of peas. (Which now I read from bettababy, that wasn't good, but I already did it).
I changed his water yesterday and there was no poop that I could find. Usually there's 2-3 that I clean out.
It does seem that it's equally swollen all over. Maybe slightly larger on the right side, but not much if at all. You can't really see it looking down on him from above. When you look straight at him, it appears like he has a double chin. And you can see the side shot.
Let me know if any other info. or pics would help. I don't know if I should be feeding him or not, or what to do next.