help! my beta is sick
So for abot two weeks now my beta has been acting strange..he sused to be active and sim all over the place. But for the past couple of weeks all he does is stay at the bottom of the tank...when i would geed him i can tell that it is a struggle for him to gt to the top. After he got his food it seemed like he would sort of just fall back to the bottom...i did some research and saw that it could be his swim bladder so i fasted him a couple days and tried giving him a pea but he didnt eat it. To help him out i lowered the waterto maybe about 6 inches from the bottom of his 5 gallon tank. The temperature of the tank is normally bewteen 70 and 80 degreea but i do not have a heater. I did a 75% water change but he still just lays on the bottom of the tank or on the artificial plants. Tonight i dropped a few peices of food in front of him which he did not eat but when i placed a pellet directly in front of his face he did eat it. I took him to petsmart to see if they could tell what was wrong. They said it did not look like any type of fungus. He does not seem bloated or too thin and they recommended aquariaum salt and bettafix for anything bacterial that might be going on with him. So of anybody has any idea what might be going on please help. Ive had him since august 2011 so a little over a year now and ive grown attached to him. I really want him to get better. Thanks.
but i placed one of the pellets in front of his moth and he ate it. Try