About three days ago my fish Twink randomly became very lethargic. He was fine in the morning, and when i got home six hours later he was laying at the bottom of his bowl not moving. The day before i bought him a plastic plant and put it in his bowl, is that what could have made him sick? I had just changed his water before, same thing i've always done...rinse out his bowl and fill it with new distilled water.
I took him out of his small bowl and moved him into a two gallon one. I purchased a heater for him, i've been keeping the water around 80-82. I also bought him betta revive, and nutrafin betta plus. I've been treating him with both of those.
He's just been laying at the bottom of the bowl, his gills are out and it looks like he's breathing through his mouth. He's also lost a lot of his color, he was normally a pretty light colored fish, he was light blue and pink, now most of his pink has faded to grayish white. When i put his heater in his bowl he swam over to it and was laying on it. He responds to when I go over to his bowl, he tries to swim around but it seems like his equilibrium is off and he is having an extremely difficult time swimming. He tries, but then he just tips over and floats back to the bottom.
Today, he's made a little progress. He swam to the top of his bowl, but only stayed there for like ten seconds and then swam back down to the bottom. He's completely lost his appetite and is just laying on his side on the bottom of the bowl.
Is there any disease he could possibly have? and more importantly is there anything else i can do to try and save him? I don't care how much it costs, I just want him better.
Attatched are two pictures of Twink, sorry about the quality...only have a cell phone camera. Help, please