My betta Atticus died sometime last night. I'd only had him for 1.5 weeks. He was purchased from PetSmart. After adopting Atticus, I started doing more research on bettas and saw that he had a slight case of fin rot. Otherwise, he was pretty active. When I first brought him home, I put him in a 10 gallon, heated tank with a filter. I was suctioning the rocks and did a 50% water change at around 5 days. When I saw the fin rot, I put him in a quarantine tank with aquarium salt and a heater. I changed the water 100% every day. He was at my office. When I went in this morning to do the 5th day of his treatment, he was floating in the bottom of the tank. His color looked horrible (did not look that bad yesterday) and there's more noticeable red around his gills and fins. I'm hoping forum members could look at his sad little pictures and opine as to the cause of death. If it was possibly a parasite, I know more extensive things must be done with his tank. I will say that he started clamping his fins about two days ago and in short bursts would swim erratically. Otherwise, he seemed appropriately active. Please help! Thank you. [the pictures are a little blurry, my camera wasn't focusing well and it was hard to get the right light].
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