I am new to the website, and figured you more experienced folks could perhaps aid me with a problem I'm having with my betta baby!
The problem started as normal fin rot, which I felt I could easily handle- slight shredding- that I treated with just some good old fashioned water changes. It was cured.
Long story short, his fin rot returned and I've been dealing with Floyd's rot for over a month; I've tried many treatments, and I'm very frustrated and worried. It seemed to have gotten worse, with red around the edges. After treating it with one drop per day of BettaRevive found at my local petstore, I suspect he has become resistant to the medicine because he is no longer healing at all.
Two days ago, I gave up with the meds and started doing 50% water changes with a teaspoon of aquarium salt mixed in for Floyd's one gallon tank. I am leaving the light off to both calm him and discourage the growth of bacteria.
Today, I looked into his tank to check on him, and the red tips of his tail have apparently fallen off, and now he just has his tail with spines trailing off.
I'm very worried because I'm not sure if this is healing or if he has taken a turn for the worse. What does anyone know, and what would you recommend?
Thank you so much.
A picture of his shredded fin is attached.