I was given a crown tail with what appears to be dropsy. The old owner (one of my sorority sisters. She went with the basic "whatever the label tells me to do" betta care). Super bloated tummy, scales pineconing, weird swimming patterns.
I've had other fish with dropsy, and this really looks like it. None of my fish with dropsy have lived for very long.
I started by fasting him out. I also put some antifungals in his tank as well as some salt.
It's been 2 weeks, and he's looking better. He's still very bloated, but it seems like his scales have laid down flat. He's blowing himself a bubble nest. He'll eat about 2 pellets a day.
Should I be prepared to have him around for a while or is he just not dying as quickly any more?