I got a betta from Petco on December 1st. He was very active in the store... but when I brought him home.... I dropped him. On the rug :/
Now he has been lethergic ever since -- nothing like how he was in the pet store. I've been doing a teaspoon of epsom salt per gallon and the temp is at 80. I'm changing the water every day.
He doesn't really swim around unless he is getting air. I have gotten him to eat 2 blood worms, one flake, and a chip of a sun dried baby shrimp. And I must add that he made a massive poopy this morning haha!
He has constant rapid gill movements. He looks like he is panting all the time. He goes up to breathe a normal amount. Not any different from my other betta.
His water params are perfect, and the water is being changed every day with a smooth temperature transfer. (I've gotten so good that when I put the heater in it turns green within a few seconds
What should I do for this guy? I feel horrible that he is struggling.