I posted something like this awhile back, when my first betta started having swim bladder issues. Didn't seem to be too much info out there about it...
Anyhow, I'll post what's currently going, see if anyone has any thoughts.
My female betta, Rosemary, has a birth defect where one of her pectoral fins is about half size. It hasn't really affected her swimming before, but about a month (or maybe as much as 2 months) ago she started swimming like her tail was too heavy. To be honest, I kind of have just brushed it off, when maybe I should have a been a bit more concerned. I sort of just chalked it up to perhaps another birth defect.
But the thing that's started to concern me in this last week is that Mango, whom Rosey shares her (divided) tank with, has started to show some early signs of having a bit of trouble with his swim bladder too. Not like he's sinking or anything, but he's flapping his tail a bit more than usual.
So just when I decided to give some sort of antibiotics a try, I find the store doesn't have any in.
I know usually SBD is caused by some other illness, which is why I thought it wouldn't hurt to try a round of antibiotics.
They haven't got much else for symptoms, except Rosey is a bit less active than she used to be. She mostly just rests on the bottom. She does still come up when I'm hanging around the tank.
Tank is a 10g, split down the middle.
Temp is already a bit on the warm side (82F), looking at getting a smaller heater today.
Filter is an Aqueon Quietflow 10. Used to be on Rosey's side, switched it to Mango's side about a month ago. Thinking of adding a piece of foam or something to further reduce the flow...
If anyone has any thoughts, think antibiotic or some other treatment might work?