I know Betta's are generally very hardy fish that can survive many conditions, and I apologize if this has already been discussed, but I'm not sure I have time to fully read the forums to find out what's going on with our betta, Gumby.
We've had gumby since march of last year. When we got him, he was very bedraggled. but since until now he has seemed to be doing fine.. he moved around a fair amount, he was eating regularly, etc... I didn't worry too much about it.
those are the pics of him now, we thought he was dead, but when we went to move him, he moved and showed he was still alive. however, he only seems to be moving one side of his body.
I cleaned the 2.5 gal tank that we have before taking the pics, since I think our son tried to feed gumby, because the water was extremely dirty. (our son is 3) So I cleaned the tank, and he's still moving a bit, but not like he used to.
We have a special aquarium power strip that turns the light on and off automatically, so it's not on all the time. we keep the temp of the water at about 78-80 degrees, easy with the central air and heat in the house.
in all honesty, he looks to me like he had a stroke. he can no longer get to his favorite spot which was the space behind the filter between the back of the filter and the wall, because he cannot seem to swim down from the stop of the water.
you'll see how pathetic he looks in the pictures. I'm worried that he will not become healthy again. Please help me!