I wasn't able to quarantine him in a smaller container. I got a pet keeper that is 0.75 gallons, but couldn't get it to stay put while floating in the tank and I don't have anything to keep it still. Plus, the temperature wouldn't stay the same as the water in the 3gallon. My room gets really cold, so I can't leave the betta in the container w/o a heater. I can't afford another heater at this point, so I cleaned out the 3 gallon as best as I could and put him in there. Been doing 50% water changes every day and today marks day 5 of the 10 day treatment. The filter isn't running. He gets 4 Hikari pellets each day and fasts one day. He was fed a bloodworm the past couple days from my sister (2nd day was without informing me) and I already informed her not to do it anymore since that's supposed to be more like a treat.
You can sorta tell in the pics that his caudal fins are REALLY torn now...the dorsal and anal fin have been healing nicely and now I notice that around the gills are some odd color which might be ammonia burn? If I'm wrong, then I'd be more than happy to be wrong about that. I won't be getting the IALs until around the 16th or later..There are no oak trees that I know of around me.
Do I stop treatment or continue it until I reach day 10? I honestly feel like he's going downhill little by little :( !! I'm trying the best I can, but to see him worsen is so devastating!