So my fish hasn't been eating much lately and he started burying himself into his plant or sinking to the bottom of his tank. His fins were also clenched which is apparently a bad sign.
I've looked at other threads and in books that say usually these are signs of sickness.
When I noticed this happening, I cleaned his tank. his water is conditioned and i put in a small amount of aquarium salt to see if it would help.
tonight he still wasn't looking good so I assumed his water was too cold... (my house temp is about 73 degrees...) so i put his fish bowl (of probably 73) INSIDE OF ANOTHER BOWL of hot water.
apparently the water outside the bowl was too hot and turned the water inside of his bowl to around 90 degrees :/ (idk how it became that hot)
I finally was able to reduce it gradually and it is now in a container with his water at 80.
I'm scared because now he is breathing heavy, my other fish did this when she was dying so i'm becoming very nervous. I assumed he was sick to begin with, and now i feel like i made things worse.
I dumped out some of his water so he could come to the top easier for air (suggested by someone on another thread)
But the heavy breathing is scaring me... does anyone have any ideas about how to fix this?
here's the video of his breathing...
I appreciate any help! thank you so much.