My male crowntail has been behaving super weird for the past few months (he's at home with my mom while I'm at school, that's why it has taken me longer to get help). We thought he "seemed" super happy because he would always move his pectoral fins a lot. We later figured out that he didn't really move his anal and caudal fins, so moving his pectoral fins was pretty much the only way for him to swim up. He now swims up super fast only using his pectoral fins moving them super fast, gets air from the surface and then lets himself fall all the way to the bottom where he lays pretty much all day and most times on his side :S yikes! I've read that this usually happens with dropsy because they're "bloated" and therefore "weighed-down", but he's not swollen at all, it just seems like his anal and caudal fins are "too heavy" and he just doesn't have the energy to keep himself up. He has almost a year or more and he's had fin rot before, was treated and his fins grew back but a little deformed, but not bigger at all. I changed him to a shallower bowl so he won't have to swim much to reach the surface. I don't know what else to do! Sorry for the wordiness, I just wanted to provide as much info as possible. Please help! :(
I will posts some pics as soon as I can.