Yeah, he had severly inflamed/swollen gills last night
When I got him I was treating him for SBD but I only treated him 2 days (he was extremelly under weight so I wasnt sure if he was having trouble swimming from that or SBD), he began having trouble this esterday morning so I moved him from his 3 gal to a 1 gal QT with espm salt, once I noticed the inflamed gills I began treating him with AQ salt and extra API stress coat/water conditionor, sadly, he passed away sometime after I last checked on him (after 2am)
thank you Sakura8
I think I see a pattern developing though... I was new at bettas when I had Chance so I dont know if he had the same swollen gills, but behaviorally, both Chance and Alpine acted the same near the end.... both were EXTREMELLY skinny, ike the unnamed dal guy I have now... all three came from the same walmart.. I am watching my dal like a hawk,his poops seems good (but so was Alpine's) Im starting the dal on parasite treatment... but if he starts going through the same symptons???
I think the parasite treatment is the best course, you're doing the right thing. It definitely sounds like there's something going on at that Wal-Mart so it's best to knock it out before the dal has a chance to get like Chance and Alpine.
Yeah, Im going to go ahead and start my new purple butterfly on parasite treatment tonight to, just in case, I emailed the store about Hurricane having parasites, but I think Im going to go talk to the manager tomorrow about it since I didnt get a response...
Hopefully parasite treatment works...