I have had my betta fish for 3 months now, I got him for Christmas.
He has been fine and then a few days ago he started acting funny, he stopped eating and his stomach is swollen.
I am hoping he is just constipated because he hasn't been to the toilet for days, but I am afraid it may be something worse? I have researched pictures of dropsy as I was told by my aquarium to kill him because he has dropsy but I disagree with them because he does not have that porcupine look. Today he accepted a worm, i have tried to feed him peas but he won't eat them...I have some tri sulfa (antibiotic) that I am putting in the water which is not too cold as I live in Australia and it is really warm here at the moment.
Can anyone help me, I don't want him to suffer but I love him to death and don't want to put him down just because he has constipation.
I read about someone else losing their fish earlier and I am so sorry for you as I know how cute they are and mine is really a good friend.