Originally Posted by Myates
Immediately take her out of the AQ salt, as AQ salt will make bloating/SBD much worse.
(Not to harp, but AQ salt isn't a go-to unless it is truly needed, and then it's only for a few external things. Excess exposure of it will cause internal problems such as kidney failure. So it's always best to only use it when it's needed for the few illnesses it heals.)
The salt you are looking for is Epsom Salt, which you can buy for pretty cheap at any store with a pharmacy in it, such as Walmart. If she is bloating and swimming/falling on her side you will want to do 1-2 tsp of Espom (pre-dissolved) per gallon along with regular water conditioner, doing daily 100% water changes until a few days past her last bout with bloating, and can swim normally. Epsom is very safe and they can live in it continuously (even though there is no real point to having them in it when healthy).
What is your water change schedule in the 10 gal? How many times a week and the %, are you dosing the tank for the full 10 gallons of water conditioner, regardless of how much water you are replacing?
What is the temp of the 10 gal?
What tank mates does she have?
I'm unsure exactly what it could be other then possibly SBD problems and/or water chemistry issues...
I have epsom salt that expired about ten years ago...and I won't have a chance to get to the store until tomorrow night. Is that okay until then?
She was in a split tank with another female betta. The tank was cleaned once a week about 50%, give or take. I dosed the tank with Prime every time I removed and added in new water. The temperature was at about 78-80 depending on the weather (shaky heater). The tank is cycled and the other fish seems to be doing fine. Although pretty much a week after I put them together she developed white fuzz on her. I believe the fish which is sick now transferred something to her.
For the past few months she's had part of her left side, near her mouth, slightly caved in, and has been having a hard time eating. But I always made sure she did. Now she just completely refuses anything. Her eyes also look kind of foggy, but that's been like that a while too. I can tell she has a hard time seeing. She used to be with a goldfish and I think the water from the tank at the time was too harsh and harmed her and now it's just taking it's toll. Although I'm sure there is always something else that it could be.
Thanks for trying to help.