My betta, Mr Jingles, might be sick, and I don't know what it is or what to do! Let me explain the whole story, because he is acting the strangest he has ever acted before!
So, yesterday (Friday September 23 2011) I did a 100% water change. He freaked out in his little cup, but I think that's normal. Then, I scrubbed his tank (WITH NO SOAP) and I washed out his gravel with hot water, then I cooled it off with a little bit of cold water so it's not too hot. Then I washed his decorations, too. I put in some distilled water, and I put in conditioner. About one and a half cap fulls. I let it sit so the conditioner would do it's thing, then a few minutes later I put Mr Jingles back in. He was used to his home already. He knew he was safe. Then, I made Mr Jingles a name tag thing. I was just making his name tag thing, then when I finished, I put it beside his tank. I took a look at him to see if he liked it, but I noticed that he was at the top. I wondered what he was up to. I stared at him for 3 minutes and he just sat there waving his fins quickly as if he was struggling. He looked kind of hurt. Then, I figured out that he was pooping. But he was having trouble pooping. It took him about 8 minutes to poop. His poop looks normal, but it has a black bump in it. He only stays at the top, he doesn't move around or anything. He always goes upside down or something strange like that now and then. He waves his fins around like a nut. Then, the day after I changed his water, he is worse. He has huge eyes. I'm scared it might be popeye! They look widened and weird. He is acting strangely... WHAT DO I DO!? PLEASE HELP! I'M REALLY WORRIED!!