I think my Lightning has fin rot. I was given BettaFix by the PetSmart employee. It says to put in 2.5mL per gallon, so since I have a 2.5 gall Betta Bow I put in 5mL to start. I states to do this daily for 7 days, and THEN do a water change.
This stuff smells pretty strong, am wondering what your thoughts are on it, and if I'm understanding the instructions right.
How can you tell the difference by looking at him if its Fin Rot or tail biting? Is tailbiting more jagged and fin rot more even?
Here are my answers to the questions:
What size is your tank? 2.5 gal Betta Bow
What temperature is your tank? varied between 72-78, went down at night, up during the day, up more when the light was on at night before we went to bed.
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated? Now it is, just got a 10 watt
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Aqueon Betta Food
How often do you feed your betta fish? About 4-5 pellets twice daily
How often do you perform a water change? every other week.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Aqueon Betta Bowl Plus
Have you tested your water? No.
If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Fins are shorter and ragged.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? I haven't noticed that it has changed, other than maybe hanging at the bottom a little more occasionally. But he is always swimming and alert, when ever we go by the tank he comes to the front to greet us and flares up at us sometimes. He doesn't seem to be having any trouble swimming.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? About 3 days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Yes, did a 50% water change, got new filter and a dose of BettaFix.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? Got him from PetSmart about a month ago. Not sure of age.
Any help would be appreciated. Is the BettaFix ok?