This is my friends betta. She lays on the bottom, swimming up spastically and weakly to the top before just falling to the bottom. It seems like she might have pineconed scales, but I can't tell if it's just me
I think the main problems could be a very algae infested tank (nyrites recently got rid of it) if that can cause it, or possibly a powder people at the pet store told her to put in it. It gave the top a look that reminded me of oil in a puddle.Aqua Hero said:The best way to cure this IMO is to prevent it from happening in the first place. This tends to occur when a tank is very dirty and hasn't been maintained properly
There is a filter, and she does water changes of about a quarter of the water. I have no ways to test itAquaphobia said:The way her gills are extended makes me think she's suffocating. Can you test your friend's water? Do you know how often she changes the water? Is there a filter on the tank?