Hey there everybody!
I need some help diagnosing my Betta Sauske.
I've had him for about 3 months & recently noticed that he's been acting weird.
First signs of him acting weird were him not swimming around as much & staying at the bottom of the tank. I found this very odd because he's the kind of fish that interacts with people. After a week of him doing this I noticed that his belly was slightly bloated. I figured that it was because I left for the weekend & had my mom watch over him (she tends to always over feed the fish). I went ahead & moved him into a 1gallon bowl, I removed all the gravel to make sure he wasn't constipated. His stomach has gone down & I've began to feed him a pellet a day . Today I noticed a piece of abnormal poop hanging from him. It was white, I am aware that this could mean internal parasites, but what I don't understand is how he could have gotten them! His water is always clean & I have never fed him any kind of live food. He also seems to have fin rot :/ I was wondering if one of you have experienced this & know what could possibly be going on, or if this is something other than internal parasites. If it is internal parasites, what could be some affordable treatments I could do?? I care about this fish so much & am willing to do what it takes to get him back to normal. I will also try to upload a picture of what he looks like right now.