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Betta Fish Concerns
Linespider5A howling bucket of tar.Registered Userregular
I have Betta Fish. He is...incredibly special to me. I need some help and advice.
Two weeks ago he got sick and had was floating due to a bladder infection. I was horribly worried, but he got better, after I changed his water and gave him some stuff for stress. I kept changing his water and keeping him in something shallow, and he eventually was able to poop again and has been okay. He seemed really weak at first so I kept him in shallow water so he wouldn't have to worry about being able to reach the surface and breathe. He recovered and was soon zipping around again.
Now, something else is going on.
He just kind of sits, nose pointed up to the surface. He eats. But that's about all he does. I've noticed he doesn't really use his tail anymore, just sits on the end of his body and his tail trails across the floor of his tank. He uses his little front fins to propel himself up to breathe and to eat.
I'm pretty worried that he might have injured himself somehow, or got some internal bruising or something that's damaged his ability to use his tail fins. He doesn't seem to want to move all that much. Even when he poops, he just does it in the same corner he sits in.
It might be he's just still in recovery. He still greets me in the mornings and eats his food every day. I really love this little guy, he's been my roommate for 2 years now. Any experience or advise is appreciated.