So I've had my HM betta, Finnegan
, for two weeks now (I'm still a betta newbie). About a week after getting him, I noticed his tail was missing some pieces, and thought it to be mild fin rot (I assumed it was because of his days at Petco), so I put him in a QT cup (32 oz) and floated it in the tank and started treating with AQ salt and 100% water changes, with Prime and Stress Coat mix. HOWEVER, at the end of 2 days of salt treatment, I saw that he was actually tail biting inside the QT cup (doh! )! He was probably too stressed from the cup... I quickly acclimated and put him back into his 5 gal tank, which I had just cleaned and filled up with 100% clean water. Its been a day since and he hasn't been biting his fins anymore. In fact, he is very active, eating regularly, and is even making a bubble nest as we speak! His anal fin is fine, it is mostly his caudal fin and a little of his dorsal fin that he has bitten off.
So my questions
Will 50% water change daily be enough or do I need to do 100%?
Should I use some AQ salt? If so, how much?
I plan to use just stress coat as the water conditioner until his fins get better. I just don't want his fins to get infected!
Tank: 5 gallon, filtered
Temperature: 80 (automatic heater)
Conditioner: Prime + Stress Coat
Food: Hikaru Betta Bio-Gold & New Life Spectrum
Fish mates: None
Thanks for the help!
Here's a pic of him tonight: