I need some help diagnosing my poor little betta's ailment!
Okay, for starters, I have a male Crowntail betta, (I'm unaware of his age, but I'm guessing he's young) and he's generally a lively little guy. Always darts around and gets excited when it's feeding time. I just recently noticed that he has fin rot. The rays of his fins are breaking off, there are slimy patches attached to the top rays of his fins, and the "webbing", if you will, is becoming more translucent. It's very mild, and I've been cleaning his tank 100 % with aquarium salt everyday until he gets better.
Well I just realized yesterday that the slimy patches aren't going away, and they seem to be progressing.
Also, his belly seems a bit bloated. He's also lost a little bit of his hyperactivity and he's been hiding in his castle a lot more than he usually does. Also, when he goes to the surface for air, he blows out multiple little bubbles, and then eats them. Why is this?
I'm so worried for my little guy and I just wanna do what's best for him. I fed him a little bit of pea the other day, but I don't think it really helped.
Can someone PLEASE help me?
As for his living quarters, he lives in a 1 Gal tank, unfiltered, temp. is right around 83-84 degrees according to my thermometer.