Should i use Fungus eliminator or wait?
Ok shamoo and the tank filter got into a fight and the filter won. I got off work one day about 2 weeks ago and found my betta's tail stuck in the filter intake and him near death trying to get out. He has been doing very good the past week and his tail was starting to heal really fast.
But the past two days a new problem has started. His tail looks as if it is not starting to fall apart. His tail was some what ripped after the accident but this is way worse then it looked then. This is happening very rapidly.. with in 2 days.
Is this fin rot do to the accident? I have some Jungle Fungus Eliminator right here ready to go. And got some aquarium salt if needed. The water temp is at 78f. Doing 25% water changes every 3 days. THE TANK IS STILL CYCLING. This was a emergency set up do to him fighting other fish in another tank.
The tank is about 4 weeks old.
Test kit shows
Ammonia between 0.0ppm and 0.25ppm ( just barely showing on test kit.)
Nitrite 0.5ppm + (showing less and less before each water change)
nitrate starting to show on tests some where between 0ppm to 5.0ppm
I use tap water treated with prime.
Pics linked below!
I did make the filter batta safe after the accident.