First and foremost, thank you in advance for any advice/help.
My 5 month female betta is not looking too good (sitting at the bottom of the cup just to get air, however, now she happens to be floating fine -- scratch that, now she's sitting on the bottom again). Picture attached.
I just did a 80% water change from a 10 gallon tank, I transfer her by putting the cup in the water and she'll just swim right in (so she wasn't hurt).
I washed all her plants with WATER only and placed them back into the tank (including the rocks). Filled it with tap water, added the de chlorinator, waited 20 minutes and placed her into the water. The water in the cup was 72 degrees to 79 degrees in the tank.
She started to swim around like normal, but when I checked up on her she was breathing heavily and swimming really quick (back and forth). So I grabbed some spring water, pulled her from the tank into the cup with the spring water and just now added some beta-fix.
My girlfriend says she sees some sort of mold coming off of her (confirmed, pretty large pieces *picture attached too* -- and it now looks like it's growing on her now after putting the beta-fix). Odd because she was perfectly fine until she got in the tank.
I'm thinking since I cleaned the rocks with the rock vacuum cleaner, all the **** was still floating around (since we have no pump) got stuck in her gills. I have no clue.
Anyways, sorry for the confusing style of post as I am type as I see it happen.
THANKS a lot!