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Is this the end?? Please help!

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My betta, Martin, has been sick for a couple months now and the things I've tried havent worked and his condition seems to be getting steadily worse these past few days. Initially it was suggested that it might be constipation because he had bad bloating. However after switching to a better quality food, fasting, and then cutting back on the amount I gave him, he's steadily gotten worse. Tonight I noticed he's getting that "pinecone" effect and his stomach is still huge and his fins are dark in places and I think he may have a fungus or something growing on his scales now. I'm on my second day of betta revive but I don't have much hope as he's gotten so bad (he had a fungus in the past which he recovered from but hasn't been quite as strong since). I guess my question is, does anyone think there's a chance of him pulling through? If so, any ideas for helping him? And if there's not really a chance, what should I do? Do you think he's suffering? He still eats and is hungry and interacts with me when I come over. Please help, he's my friend! :(
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How old is your Betta? Betta's live, supposedly, to about 2-3 years in captivity and from the sound of it you guys have been together long enough to bond.
I've had him close to 7 months at this point
Can you post some photos? I'd like to see one side-view, and one from overhead (looking down on him from the top of the tank).

Also, can you fill out the form below so that we have more information? Answer what you can, and leave anything else blank.

What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?

What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
What BRAND of food do you feed it?
How often do you feed your betta fish?
How MUCH do you give at each feeding?

How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish - OR - How long have you owned it?
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