i think you may want to stop using the quickcure.
instead do this:
* remove the snail, put him somewhere else.
* put the betta alone in the one gallon tank.
* go to walmart or a pet store. buy a heater that is 10 - 25 watts or so. or one that says it is safe for small tanks (they usually say "safe for 2 -10 gallon tanks". it's still okay if your tank is just a 1 gallon for now.) they are around $15.
(a lot of small heaters are not adjustable. they are set so that they keep the water at about 78 degrees. this will help your betta recover much quicker.)
* also buy an aquarium thermometer. they are about $2. (this is important so that you know your tank is not overheating, which it probably won't)
* bring the heater home. let it sit in the tank for apx. 20 minutes before you plug it in. then plug it in.
it's okay to do this while your betta is in the tank. it takes a while for the heater to get to the right temperature, and your fish will acclimate to the temperature fine, since the change will be gradual.
* in a one gallon container, add the water conditioner, and 1 tsp of aquarium salt. let the salt totally dissolve before adding the water to the tank.
* do 100% water changes with salt for 10 days.
after that, if he is still not better, come back to this forum and ask for more help. there are experts on here.
good luck, and keep us posted!
i just brought a fish back from near death. you can do it!
Last edited by orphansparrow; 05-25-2011 at 02:40 PM.