I was travelling back home from the holidays with my betta who was in his travel tank, but I hit some rough traffic and sometime during the ride his tank tipped over and he was left without water!!
When I found him he was stuck to the side of the tank, so I literally ran to get an emergency water bottle that's been de-chlorinated and immediately poured him some water. I was so surprised when he moved!
Now, my poor baby is struggling and looks like he's gasping for air. He spends time just lying on the bottom of his travel tank, but he'll go up for air, and he's currently lying vertically so his face is at the surface. He's lost color under his head though, he's suppose to be a blue but it's white.
Is there anything I can do for him? Should I use stress coat? I feel totally helpless by this point, and I'm not even sure if he'll survive the night. I'm not even sure how long he was without water. I was on the road for hours. This has never happened before, so I definitely would appreciate suggestions on how to care for him from this point.