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Your boy may be suffering from a few things, I'll try and do a breakdown=

Losing scales is a sign of either itching (they hit themselves on things) or something internal thats letting it fall out.
On his side is particularly worrying because this means he is too tired to remain upright, fish hate being on their side if they can help it.
Swelling can be the product of several things, GIT upsets, bacterial infections or parasites.

May I ask what waste he is passing?
What you can do right away is to add epsom salt to his tank- it is safe enough to use full time and will hopefully cleanse his organs a little and make it easier- if you see him struggling to get up for air you should either lower his water or net him up in a breeders net on the side of the tank to keep him near the top and still.
 

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I use 3 tablespoons per 2 gallons when treating mine, I feel you can go stronger than that but i am always worrying about overdosing.
The salt rules mostly apply to AQ salt and even that you can add for short periods of time- the bath method is mostly used for really strong levels of AQ salt. Good to see you being so careful though.

if he has a swelly belly and it doesnt respond to treatment it will be time to up the treatments. Constipation is always the first concern, hence my waste question and others are an infection in their GIT or a parasite.
Parasites are easier to spot- the waste the fish passes is clear or white and despite eating they lose weight. Constipation is a case of being vigilant and searching for waste. in that case the epsom salt will help because its a natural laxative.
Infections is the worst of the three and can lead to his internal upsets and missing scales/lethargy. You have used a number of antibiotics though so for now possibly best to give his system a rest and work on the softer illnesses first. Too many drugs can be as bad as none at all.
 

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if you have started the tetra keep using it- stopping and starting isnt very safe with antibiotics. I was working on the assumption you habdt started anything new is all. heres hoping the tetra kicks it!
Also epsom can be paired with many things so you can double up if you like or leave it for when the tetra runs its course.
My fingers are crossed for you both.
 
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