Originally Posted by Aus
Salt won't help the fungus much.. API General cure is a good bet for true fungus as well as bacterial issues.
Yes! I agree about the Prime. You use little and it lasts a looong time. best stuff ever, I will use nothing else.
Your'e right, it didn't. I used it 4 times, doing a 100% change every other day over the course of 7 days. It didn't wield any results. I did another 100% change 5 days ago (Friday Feb 7th) and went to talk to the PetSmart employee again. He told me to try out Bettafix by API, because that is what they use on their bettas if they get sick.
The bottle reads as follows.
Benefits: A safe, all natural treatment for bacterial infections in Bettas. Heals open wounds and tissue damaged by handling and netting.
Directions: Add 9 drops per pint (473 ml), 18 drops per quart (946 ml) or 1/2 teaspoonful (2.5 ml) per U.S. gallon (3.8 L)of water. Repeat dose for up to 7 days, and then make a water change. Treatment may be repeated, if necessary.
I'd like to add that I never handle or net Cheech. I just use a cup he swims into and waits in while I change water. So far the treatment is going well! The lump of white on his face is seemingly breaking away. It looks so much better already. Again, I am choosing to use less than told. I currently use a little less than 1/2 a teaspoon. I use 20 drops every night and it is working.
I'm not sure - should I use more than 20 drops? I just don't want to potentially damage him :(