Ok here goes. About a week ago I noticed he wasn't moving as much as usual and that he was hanging out up top alot more than usual. I did my normal water change ( using just tap water and bowl conditioner) nothing I haven't been doing for about 9 months now, and then he started having trouble staying upright. He was was laying on his side on the top and seemed to have trouble staying down at all. He would swim really hard and pop right back up to the top again and then onto his side. He still eats and otherwise looks good but I feel bad for him. I have had him since he was really tiny and he has lived longer than all my others so I tried to help. I looked all over this site and think it is a swim bladder problem. I tried not feeding a couple of days and the Epsom salt baths and it seemed to be helping after a couple of days but then you are suppose to keep changing the Epsom salt water and as soon as I did that he is on his side again. I don't want to prolong his suffering if he is going to die, as my last one had dropsy and after realizing this I just let him go rather than make him live sick. But if there is anything else anyone can recommend please let me know. I am tired of my bettas dying on me. Thanks and sorry for the novel.