Hello every one, I bought some new plants the other day and washed them in warm water before I put them in but now my betta has fin rott, He has what looks like rotting black-gray tips at a few of the ends of his anal fin. I have treated him with Maracyn Two already but I have made the decision to treat him again. I'm not a fan of putting him in a hostibital tank because I believe that would add to his stress plus I would feel more safe treating the whole tank... My question is how much salt should I use and what is the recomended amount? And what temp is recommended... Also Should I do water changes while treatment? I just did a 100% change before treating him.. He has fin rot like 2 weeks ago and it all whent away but when I added these plants he got it again, within 24 hours.. Thanks a lot everyone for your time, any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
What size is your tank? 5 gallon
What temperature is your tank? currently 81-82 because he is sick but usually at 79-80
Does your tank have a filter?Mini Bow 5 Filter
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? nope
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? Used to have ghost shrimp but i took them out
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? 2 different types of pellets, and frozen blood worms on occasion.
How often do you feed your betta fish? 4 pellets twice a day
How often do you perform a water change?twice a week (aquarium is not cycled yet)
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? De-chlorine, sometimes stress coat
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? yes
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? no
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Today
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Yes Maracyn Two
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Yes, fin rot
How old is your fish (approximately)? Just reached adaulthood