About 10 minutes ago, Benvolio suddenly started darting all around his bowl, running into things and often swimming on his side or upside down. It seemed like he couldn't tell which way was which. He seemed to be panicking. Now, he's exhausted and laying on the bottom of his bowl panting (or the fish equivalent) with only one gill.
I posted a week or so ago (here
)with his sickness, which pataflafla thought might be lymphocytisis. I've been treating him with aquarium salt since then but his lump has gotten bigger. This morning when I went to feed him I noticed he was really bloated and I didn't see any new poop (I've been doing daily 100% water changes), so I skipped the food. When he stopped moving around just now, he settled on the bottom of his bowl upside-down and finally started to poop quite quickly. It looked normal to me.
I think the virus has affected his gills--the ones on the same side as his lump. He's breathing with the other one.
I just did a 100% water change, but he's still looking pretty grim. Any advice? I hate to just leave him to die or get better on his own. Is there anything I can do to help him? :'(