04-27-2008, 07:21 PM
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1st off, your betta does actually need a bigger tank, doubtless your "friendly" lfs person has no clue about that. 2.5 gallons is the minimum of what we suggest, and a small heater is probably also a necessity, temps swings and temps dropping below 78 can be very harmful to them.
2nd, you cannot only be feeding him freeze dried bloodworms. You're very lucky he hasn't bloated and died yet. Get him to eat a thawed pea asap, starve him if you have to and if he can't swim up to get it put it on something that's not sharp and bring it to his level. Once he gets pooping green stuff feed him 3-4 pellets a day or 2 twice a day with a bloodworm as an occasion treat, don't feed pellets until he starts taking peas.. This lack of staple food probably has a lot to do with his lack of energy.
3rd....Im not gonna say what I want to say about your LFS guy. Order it online if you have to, we all suggest the API kit.
No clue about the swollen head, sorry, but you have to get some decent food into him. A pic would help.