Some betta do like to lay over when they're exhausted.
So tonight I caught him acting like a betta instead of an invalid.
(no need to click pics, not any better blown up)
Was time for a breath and I had the camera settings right. He's done one flop since then and has now found a way to sit up and look out the back of the 4-way.
You can see he's starting to get color on his body.
Eating normal for his weight, which is kinda scary. Three new poops since I brought him home and he's now 30 hours a pet. Girls still wander past him to tease him. Next feeding time I'll take a little video of them begging. He's getting energy back, just looked over and he took another swim, standing on his tail now.
Tank now has 60%d Kanamycin, 70%d Neomycin and 100%d Metronidazole. Hardness is 60ppm and dropping, pH 7.3 and dropping with the hardness. Temp is back down to 77 from 81 and nitrates are at normal growth rate. Java ferns don't seem to like PolyGuard so I'm avoiding using it.
I'll probably photo-tour the girls tank this week with explanations behind why I use what I use and how it's laid out.
Interesting tidbit. Kanamycin is the antibiotic product of bacteria that mutated from the bacteria which produce Neomycin. Neo is a big complex molecule that can't readily penetrate digestion and is even fairly safe around high sensitivity tissues but Kana will penetrate even your toenails. Since I'm actually allergic to Neomycin I have to be careful with the Kanamycin in the water in case my body learns it is related.
Neomycin allergy commonly takes the form of inflamed/red tissue and in stronger cases will result in what looks like the results of second degree burns. It causes the immune system to attack the skin and tissue it is on. If you use neosporin and get a rash, that's likely what it is (if its not white petroleum jelly allergy).