Originally Posted by baylee767
Hmm you shouldn't add aquarium salt all the time, only when you're healing your Betta.
Everyone's talking about the bacteria and such, but since it's a 3 gallon I'm guessing it's not cycled? If you want to try and cycle it then you'll need only partial water changes and no washing off your gravel, but that's difficult in a small tank and requires a filter.
So, you really should get 2 seperate tanks. Bettas thrive in 2.5+ gallons each. You need to quarentine the male with his ripped dorsal and give him salt treatments and give the other Betta regular dechlorinated water.
Adding AQ salt all the time is a mixed subject i did my reserch and its 50/50 with betta owners some use it all the time some only do when needed, i have herd from people who have had the same betta for 5+years and she always uses salt, and same thing with people who dont. I dont want my fish to get sick , so i choose to put a pinch of AQ salt in with my water changes and my bettas seem fine :)
Really depends on the perferance, if my bettas looked stressed depressed ect i would take out salt and see what happend, but that hasnt happend yet so guess we shall see. As for the seprate tanks, i have just bought 2 fish off aquabid and have spend over 100$ on 2 10liter tank with heaters, and im pretty buck broke after all that. my husband plans on taking down that glass divider in my bettas current tank and making it one big tank and getting another seprate tank down the line, but yea just not ideal to get anymore tank ect atm. As i said my bettas seem very happy in there tank and thats what matters, ^.^ but i really do appreicate your imput