Spike (aka Puppy Fish) has been very ill. I posted about him a few days ago explaining his symptoms in the entry, "Suddenly Sick! Lump on side of my Betta!" I have tried everything.
-Epsom Salt bath a couple times
-covering the top of the bowl partially to retain for warmth and humidity
his symptoms have not changed. I think that he does have a tumor. Originally I thought it might be constipation or swim bladder. Now the new symptoms: color loss from his chin to his belly. I though it was brown fungus of some sort but I realize now that its the color fading. Also, he has now gone to the bottom of the bowl. He was hanging out on his leaf on top before. Close to the water heater. That is his favorite spot to hang and make bubble nests. Now today he is sitting on the rocks at the bottom and doesn't seem to be able to swim straight. He is a little bent over to one side and seems to float backwards if he tries to swim toward the surface. I am afraid he is going to drown down there! He is about 3 years old. Could these be signs of an aging and (I hate to say this) dying fish? Has anyone ever been through this before?? I will do everything that I can to make him more comfortable and well.