First of all, I apologize for the photos. I wanted to take them and upload them to get the best explanation from those who have seen this before.
My Betta fish passed away VERY suddenly. I noticed that about a week before he passed, that his scales seemed to be “separating” from his body. He was still his healthy blue color though. Then, one of his fins started to look like they were rotting.
I’m really not sure what could have caused this. He was always so healthy and active, and then suddenly became lathargic and sick.
I did have some sort of bacterial bloom that happened in my tank, and it freaked me out so I did a pretty large water change. It was still a bit cloudy but finally went back to 100% clear after a couple days. But that was over a month ago. So I don’t know if that had anything to do with it.
I’ve also recently added a new blue mystery snail to my tank a couple of months ago. She’s not active at all. She lays on the bottom of the tank upside down and stays there sometimes half open, and sometimes completely closed until I have to check to see if she’s still alive. She does this for DAYS. Do you think it’s possible that it has to do with my blue mystery snail? Maybe the snail is sick (since it’s not even coming up for air...) and letting out some sort of disease!?
I’m just not sure what to think and I want to figure out what on earth could have killed my fish so I don’t make this mistake again. I’ve attached photos. Sorry if they’re a bit graphic. But it’s best to see for those you may understand what it could possibly be!