Tina's always been on the porky side, but lately she's been lopsided. She has rather significant bloating and its much more prominent on her right side. She's always had a curvy spine but its more prominent lately as well. Also, the gill on her right side appears to have problems laying flat.
She's been like this for 2 weeks, and I've been keeping a very close eye on her, and a few days ago I noticed her poop was white and stringy, so I started her on kanaplex. Yesterday her poop was red again so I thought maybe it was parasites, but the kanaplex doesn't seem to be making a mark on the bloating. I am soaking her food in the kanaplex to try and get at the source. I have also been treating with epsom salts in the hopes that she's just backed up. She doesn't appear to have any abnormal discolouration on her tummy as would be representative of a tumour. Her scales have had odd black tips to them on the bloated parts, but the scales aren't raised, and she isn't flashing or rubbing on anything. I know dropsy, I've lost one to dropsy and saved a rescue from it. This ain't dropsy, thank god. Also, she's been much more flare-happy lately, flaring at her own reflection tons. She's got an impressive beard, but I don't know if this behaviour signifies any sort of illness when its sudden.
Tank: 6.6 gallons filtered and heated
Temperature: 30* C
Food: Omega One Betta Buffet Pellets
PH: 7.5 (normal for where I live)
Nothing notable in her ammonia, nitrates, or nitrites.
I clean her tank once every 5-7 days, just cleaned it today.
Tina doesn't like to stay still so its really hard to get photos of her.
Any odd colouration of her scales, such as the line on her head, is the result of her dragon scales.