We have had our fish King since June of last year. We kept him in a small fish bowl that hung on the wall...neat but we started noticing that his color was fading and he didnt seem happy or able to swim.
After reading online that this is not a suitable living situation we upgraded to a 5gal tank with filter. We added more plants and a cave and king seemed to be in his glory. Finally able to open his fins and swim! His color started coming back and he seemed to be doing great!
But I started noticing now that he seems to be puffy? mostly around his mouth and gills. (the gills look dark too almost black?) He has been eating much better in this tank, i almost worry he is eating too much? My husband has a bad habbit of seeing King at the top of the water. He of course thinks it means King is hungry so he drops a pellet or 2 in. I of course only fed him 4-6 pellets a day..... and now i am afraid to feed him too much cause i have no idea what my husband has fed him. And I dont want him to be over fed if thats possible.
His new tank's water isnt cloudy at all. Any suggestions as to why he may be puffy?