Hi, I just need some advice about my HM betta, Dreamweaver. He means a lot to me (I call my fish my babies) and I'm not entirely sure what is going on/what to do.
The last few days (maybe this has gone on for about a week?) his tail has had quite a substantial tear in it, I suspected a blow out so I am treating him with medicine for fins.
He is not really moving around as much as he used to (he is a very personable fish that loves being around people). He has also stopped flaring at Tiny Tim (my crowntail in the tank nextdoor) as well as not eating out of my hand like usual (he is trained).
He mostly stays in his plant near the surface of the water. I clean his tank weekly (sometimes 2 changes a week as needed). Today I spied something rather frightening. I believe some of his scales are pineconing out, but I can't tell if this is me being paranoid of if it is really happening.
What should I do to help him with this? I added a couple rocks of freshwater aquarium salt to bring down bloating if he has any.
Is there anything I can do? He is my baby and I don't want to loose him, I just lost Houdini to dropsy about a month ago and I don't want him to meet the same fate.
I will post a before and after if I can manage to snag one.