My poor Bertie. :'( I was forced to end his 3 week battle with Columnaris today. After daily water changes in QT with salt treatment, he was only getting worse. He layed around all day. He only came up to try to eat and to get some air. The rest of the time he just sat gasping at the bottom of his jar. The Columnaris was eating away at his back. His scales there were completely gone... oh Bertie, I'm so so sorry. I'm seriously crying as I write this. I'm so upset. This is my first post in this section and I really didn't want it to come so soon. But my old boy was suffering, I couldn't watch him sit in pain anymore. I'm really upset though. He was the first betta I ever really connected with. I taught him to jump for food. I loved watching him explore and swim around, and he flared so violently sometimes... he was my favorite fishy. :'( I'm so sorry buddy. But we had a good 14 months together. <3 I'll always love you.