"Puppy", will be two this April. I don't think there has been a fish that has come into this house that hasn't been eaten or died within a few months.
I've become quite attached to this little guy. (Why do parents always inherit our kids pets when they move out?) I actually see his moods. It's true, this darn fish has a personality and mood .... swings.
For the past month, he's been "not right" but I just kept thinking it was the colder temperature in his water bowl.
I've noticed he doesn't come to me (as he usually does) when I am feeding him. He isn't eating much. Soooooooo .... he isn't pooping!
Now that I think of it, the last few water changes, there hasn't been hardly any poop in the bowl. (Nice visual, I know)
This morning, he is laying lower to the bottom of the bowl, slightly on his side, and seems a little puffed up.
I googled around, looking for help.
He's full of sh*t.
A Constipated fish???
First thing is to try to feed him a cooked peeled pea.
Bwahahahahahah, peel a pea?
If that doesn't work, an Epsom Salt bath.
(With or without candles and music?)
I'm going to try to help this guy, I'll let you know how things "come out".
Any other suggestions? [snort]