I have been treating our betta Rock N Roll for swim bladder disease and he has been doing much better. Today when I went to get him to put him in an epsom salt bath, he got very stressed out - he plunged to the bottom of the bowl and looked a little pale for a moment there. I thought for sure I'd killed him somehow. Figuring I had nothing to lose, I scooped him up and put him in the epsom bath anyway (in hindsight, this was maybe not the right thing to do?) Anyway, he is definitely still alive - every so often he perks up and swims around a little and got especially active for a moment when my son started talking to him. But for the most part he is just sitting there, still. I'm thinking he is still recovering from whatever stressed him so bad but is there anything I can do to help him? Thanks to some advice from Myates yesterday, I know it's ok for him to stay in the epsom bath all day so my plan is not to move him again today so I don't traumatize him too much. If anyone has any other suggestions let me know. The epsom bath is in a different bowl vs. his usual so none of his plants or anything are in there - would that help him? Anything else???
ETA: I should add that his color is back to normal now and he does seem to be swimming around a bit more as time passes.