My betta, Lune, has been suffering from what my family believes to be his swim bladder for just over a week.
We have a filtered, heated ten gallon with the betta, two neon tetras, and two african dwarf frogs. Both the tetras and the frogs seem to be fine. Lune gets, or used to get as he has had no appetite for food, betta pellets.
Now, during a more recent water change, I scooped the fish and frogs out of the tank in order to clean it more thoroughly. However, the cup method wasn't working, and I foolishly used a net.
He appears to be bloated all of the time, with a protruding belly. He can swim alright, but as soon as he stops he floats to one side. Now, all he does is float at the top behind the filter in an attempt to stay upright. The other day I walked in on him completely upside down, hiding under a leaf to keep him under the water. He won't even come out to eat.
Now, I have been fasting him for the past 5-6 days and he has shown little to no improvement, which leads me to believe that either it is an infection or an injury.
I tried using Tetra Parasite Guard, as that was what the Petsmart employee recommended. I was hoping to try the Tetra Fungal Guard next.
We had the water tested the other day, and everything was normal.
Please, thank you for your time and if anyone could help it would be most appreciated.