This is the most we have ever posted on this forum because Bart has been experiencing what we think is fin rot, so we have been asking lot of questions of what to do through our process of getting our Betta better. But now a new problem has arisen; yesterday we discovered poop hanging down from his middle fins in the front and he's look a tiny bit bloated.
What are we doing wrong?!
We moved him to a bigger tank [a 2 gallon tank from
a 1 gallon bowl], started on an aquarium salt treatment (and continuing with our water conditioner) and have been feeding him new food [Aqueon Betta Food] in smaller amounts (now like 3 pellets once a day). We also purchased a heater and thermometer at Walmart two days ago, which has been keeping Bart's water at a steady 74 degrees, but on the package it says that it's preset at 78 degrees plus or minus 2 degrees.
We just don't understand what is going on and what we are doing wrong. Our only Betta that we've had for two years is now laying in a corner and seems unhappy. His fins arn't clasped the last time I looked at him, no cloudy eyes, nothing. It's just his fin are yucky and now he's a little bloated.
Should we have not changed foods? Should we take back that heater? What should we do? We are desperate!