I agree with this on @Alexnvo. Bleed happens, the worse on bigger accounts. People dont keep following forever. Imagine no one unfollowing. I mean you get the point. I have the same thing. Brilliant ER, big following but post days are the worst days as far as growing as you wake up people that feel like unfollowing you cause they arent really interested anymore no matter how good the content is. Bleed is unavoidable, although you can mask it with growth.
I wouldnt necessairly stop botting since your followers dips will only be bigger (or at least look bigger since you’re not compensating)