I have a fish that has been having issues swimming. At first I though SBD so I fasted and did the epsom. It didn't work. Then I though maybe internal bacterial infection and tried tetracycline. That didn't work. Internal parasite? Tried Jungle anti parasite fizzies and anti parasite fish food. He was eating and was pooping through all of this. Poop was normal color but not really the cinnamon bun shape. Then I though maybe I damaged his swim bladder when I cupped him a while back. He kinda got squished between the cup rim and the tank. This was like 1.5 months ago. he has been in 3 teaspoons of epsom since then and has been fasted a few times but its not making any difference. It looks like the tummy bulge is getting a bit bigger and then today I saw what looked like white worms near the heater. Are there any INTERNAL parasites that are white worms? Its not planteria or those other hair like worms that live in the gravel. They are thicker and he has no gravel. His swimming issue is getting worse, I think.
he's in a 1 gallon but I stuffed it with silk plants so he has stuff to lay aganist to maintain his balance. He is usually under a leaf - otherwise he goes sideways:
No color loss
sometimes he has rapid gill movement but I'm thinking maybe its from trying to maintain his balance all the time and its tiring him out?
1 gallon tank with heater
2X week WC unless medicated
nomral colored poop but sometimes it has clear spots and is broken up - not the normal cinnamon bun look
Has a weird kink or s curve sometimes
i doubt its TB, he would of been dead by now
currently in 3 teaspoons of epsom and anti parasite fizzie tab..again