2.71 has been sick for several months. I honestly don't know what is wrong with him. First he got this weird white circle on the side and lost some of his over all color, so I thought he has ich or something. Then he started breathing very hard, and his gills don't look the same on both sides (hard to describe) Then all his fins started falling off, and he started getting very much less active. Then he started lying on his side at the top of the tank and hardly ever moving. He stayed like that for about a month. I can only get him to eat about one pellet of food every three or more days.
This last week he's been getting worse. His scales started sticking up. I found him completely vertical with his head down. Then he started lying in a u shape at the top of the tank. Tonight I found him and most of his body had turned almost like a white, and whats left of his fins is almost translucent. Now he is sitting on the bottom of his tank, which he hasn't done for months. He looks like he is going to pass any hour.
I've tried giving him medicine earlier on and I am crazy over keeping his water clean. There is just so much conflicting advice on what to do to treat Bettas I have no idea what to do. I don't even know what's wrong with him! It's just so frusterating because I am really attached to this little guy
Is there anything else I can do for him at this point? I would do anything to help him.
His water is at 79 degrees. His in a 6 gallon filtered tank. I add water conditioner and a tablespoon of aquarium salt.