Hi everyone, I'm really looking for some guidence in this, I've spent three long days researching, and I'm a bit stumped.
My little Betta (Ika) has recently gotten really sick and I'm not seeing much improvement.
Symptoms are : laying on the bottom of the tank, looks like he has no energy, darts to the top for air, darts back down and falls to laying on his side often with head pointing up. Gills sometimes 'breathing' heavily, little bits under gills popping out when this occurs. Not eating very much (has had a tiny bit of pea in the last couple of days). Darts about sometimes, looking stressed. Recently, VERY faint cloudy patches appearing on his back.
I can't tell if he's pooping or not.
So far, I have bit him in a heated isolation tank with a little aquarium salt and no gravel. Don't see a huge improvement.
I was convinced it was swim bladder, then I thought it was internal parasites, and now I'm worried it might be bacterial!?!
I'm really stumped and I'd be so gutted if we lose him. Please, any advice would be wonderful.
Thanks on behalf of Ika.