I posted here a few months ago about how my fish Sasha got the crap beat out of her by my other betta female, Mimi.
Well, both fish are still around. :) But Sasha has a new problem. Well, not that new. It's been going on...gosh, about a month now at least.
What's the problem?
She looks like this:
She looks like the goodyear blimp. The 2nd pic shows (blurrily, sorry) that she actually has a second lump on her right side near her gills.
At first she was active and eating like normal but that has been reduced drastically. Now she hardly eats and doesn't move a whole lot, never flares, etc. Sometimes she chills at the bottom of the tank, other times she's more active.
At first I tried the pea treatment & fasting method since I thought she could be constipated (she eats like a pig and it's entirely possible I was overfeeding her, too). That didn't help (though she does love peas!). Then when she stopped eating much and was less active, I moved her to a hospital tank. Since then, I've been treating her w/ Pimafix and salt baths. She perks up after a salt bath but then goes back to being kinda listless, and still not eating much if anything. Her scales are not pinecone-like in the least.
Any ideas?? I was thinking maybe dropsy, but from what I've read she wouldn't have lasted a month+ if it were...?
My boyfriend thinks I should put her to sleep but I want to try to help her if I can. :(