Hi all. I believe I might've caught one of my girls in the early stages of dropsy; she's been in a hospital tank for two days now, and has been lethargic and lacking an appetite completely. Last night, while moving her from a holding cup into fresh water by cupping her in my hands, I noticed her body felt more 'spiky' than a normal betta's. I immediately thought it might be dropsy and checked her body for pineconing, but couldn't see any. Regardless, I made plans to treat her with epsom salts and medication the next morning.
When I woke up this morning, I checked her over and noticed she'd begun pineconing very, very slightly-- it's only visible at certain angles, but it's there, so I believe I've caught the disease at an early stage.
HOWEVER. I'm having a bit of a problem with my Maracyn. I intend to treat her with both Maracyns, as well as epsom salt, but I currently only have her in a 1 gallon hospital tank-- and each 0.6g packet is designed to be dumped into 10 gallons of water. I do not currently have ten gallons of water free; heck, I don't even have five gallons free.
Does anyone have experience treating with Maracyn? How do you normally do it?