I know it's a long shot being a cat forum and all but I have to do everything possible for my Betta, Sushi. I've posted on the one board I could find that discusses Betta with not much luck.
Anyway, here's the situation.
Sushi has a liquid-filled tumour, predominantly caused by a bacterial infection. I've just been to the vet only to be told that he hadn't specialised in fish. He normally only does procedures on goldfish. His tummy has swelled to the size of a pea and is see-through when a light is shone through it.
He is able to swim and eat and is rather happy. I even rang up the place from where we got Sushi and the lady couldn't offer any suggestions. She also told me that he could die any day despite being a happy fish.
The vet did suggest placing Sushi in a salt bath to flush out any parasites that may have caused the infection initially. (One teaspoon of salt in one litre of water) I haven't done that yet as I'm still researching the internet on that one.
I'm just wondering whether anyone out there has any suggestions.