I have a blue betta for over a year now and he has fallen sick.
I diagnosed him a week and a half ago concluding that he had Ich. I have been using sea water salt and an anti-parasite ever since but I am afraid that maybe he has something else because he hasn't gotten much better since I started the treatment.
(I am also doing +-80% water changes every other day, and today I could do a full water change)
(By the way, he has improved a little bit, but just a little. In the beginning of last week, I could hardly make him eat and now he responds in a little better way, I explain it below)
So, I would like your help to confirm if maybe he has something else or if it is indeed normal for it to take this long.
1- He lays the whole day on the bottom of the tank as if he is sleeping and occasionally he wakes up to go take some air.
2- He doesn't come when I call him to play or eat.
3- I am having a hard time feeding him because he is only willing to eat when he comes from the bottom to take some air, I have to be quick and incite him to eat while he is near the surface.. I can notice that he wants to eat but I can also see that he has a hard time seeing the food and getting it.
4- He has a hard time swimming, when he comes to the surface, it looks as though he is falling and he has to constantly make an effort to stay there.
1- I think that he has lost some vibrance and he looks a bit pale.
2- He has a couple of white spots near his fins
I am really hoping that he will get better and I would appreciate a lot any help.
I am attaching a couple of photos to show you how he looks.
Thanks in advance.
PS: In the photos he is in a very small tank, but I normally keep him in a 6g tank, he was there only because I was making a full water change and I thought that it would be easier to take a photo when he was there.