(If you don't want to read a long explaination, please skip to last paragraph.)
Long story short. My nephews betta has dropsy, and who knows what else. I can't stand seeing him like this. I wish to euthanize, but have never used clove oil before. Google pulls up clove bud oil and clove leaf oil. I don't know which one I need to get. I don't wish to cause him any pain.
In case anyone wanted to know why I am willing to take such measures:
My sister brought him over a few days ago to ask if I could fix him. I haven't talked to her in a few weeks. I din't even know she got a betta. He is usually dark blue-at least that's what he looked like from the pictures she showed me. Right now he is almost white, pineconed beyond belief (looks like a spikey grape with fins), and he apparently hasn't eaten in the last week.
I also noticed something small and red wriggling about his backside. I have never had a fish with worms before, so I can only guess that is what it might be. I know it's not poo, because my girl is forever swimming around with it sticking out of her(on a side note: I know I overfeed her, but she's happy and has a varied diet and clean water). Hers changes depending on what she had for dinner, but it never looked like this.
It's hard to see in the bowl I put him in, but it almost looks like it is bent on the very end(the worm thing.) I'm adding epsom salt to the water and changing it several times a day. I have it very low, so he can reach the surface easier. (Started that today, when I realized I had not seen him come to the surface.)
Anyway, I feel bad. He doesn't swim, he just lays there. Anyone have any recommendations on use of clove oil or which type/brand for euthanization?(bud or leaf) It would be greatly appreciated!