Long story short, Toki ripped up his fins on an ornament a few weeks ago, so I started doing daily 15% WC with a little salt and it healed up nicely. However, I went away for 2 days and didn't change his water. Today I wake up and he has mild fin rot on about 3 of his rays on his tail. I immediately did a 15% WC with a tbs of salt.
What size is your tank? 10 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 80 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Yes
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Hikari Betta Bio Gold
How often do you feed your betta fish? Once a day
How often do you perform a water change? Daily
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 15%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Stress Coat and a tsp of salt
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Little bit of raggedy fin loss with brown tips (bacterial).
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? N/A
When did you start noticing the symptoms? This morning
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Did a water change with a tbs of salt
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? Around 5 months
Alright, so what do I do? Do I add a tablespoon of salt with his water change daily? I don't know how well he tolerates it. I'd like to save medication as a last resort because it's mild right now. Any help would be appreciated! I'm kicking myself for letting this happen.