I recently bought a new betta and when I put him in his quarantine tank i noticed he had some bumps on his fins would this be fin melt or fin rot? also how can I treat this I mean I have aquarium and epsom salt and the petsmart is only about a 10-15 drive away and they have maracyn, tetracycline, malachite, etc. I would prefer to treat with salt as he just came home yesterday and I am afraid antibiotics might stress him out to a point where he would be worse off then with some nice conservative salt. If anyone can help me out I need to know if I can treat with salt and what dosage. Also he looks like he has some dents on his body...I dont know if they are anything dangerous as they don't really stick out and I think he may also have a lip/mouth injury.
Here are his tank specs:
Size: 1.5 g
No: Filters, air stones, tank mates or heaters.
Food: Betta food by Aqueon
ammonia,nitrites and nitrates: 0 ppm
Symptoms: Bulges on fins and slight dents on body . Also if anyone knows can the injury on his mouth get in the way of feeding habits he pecks at pellets I give him but won't open up his mouth.