My doubletail betta defied fate and survived Dropsy, coming back from floating on his side to moving, regaining color, and beginning to react to fingers or people near the hospital tank. Not out of the woods yet, but getting there.
The problem is, since he became sick about 3 weeks ago, he has not eaten and barely pooped. He's becoming dangerously thin, and I'm really hoping that this sudden and surprising recovery doesn't turn into a case of fatal starvation. He ignores food, letting it float to the bottom and dirty up everything. (>.< I'm cleaning this hospital tank (1 gal) twice a day!)
He's a deformed doubletail with poor swimming ability (Crooked spine). When he was eating it was quite a labor for him- he'd munch on pellets or bloodworms for a good 20 seconds before moving onto the next ones. Softening his food just made him not want it.
Any suggestions on coaxing him to his food?