So today at the LPS where I work we got some new girls in since the sorority was down to 4. One was kind of beat up looking in the cup, so I decided to quarantine her so the other girls wouldn't pick on her. Her wounds look clean, and there's no fuzzy growths, but some of her fins are torn.
Right now I'm not treating her with anything other than clean water with Stress Coat. Should I be giving her something? What about reintroducing her to the sorority when she's healed?
Photos are attached. Sorry for the poor quality.
What size is your tank? 6 gallon quarantine tank (the "fishpital")
What temperature is your tank? 80º
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
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 Pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3 pellets once daily (Please keep in mind that this is a pet store and all the fish get fed once a day...but much better than PetSmart, which feeds their bettas only thrice per week
How often do you perform a water change? Water changes in the (cycled) fishpital depend on the illness of the fish in the tank. Her water will probably get changed twice a week.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? Again, depends, as this is not her permanent home. Probably 50-75%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Stress Coat if using tap water; Equilibrium and Neutral Regulator with RO water
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Hardness: Didn't test, can test in the morning if needed
Alkalinity: Didn't test, can test in the morning if needed
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Wounds on body, torn fins
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? N/A
When did you start noticing the symptoms? She got to the store in her current state this afternoon
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Quarantined in the fishpital
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Unknown
How old is your fish (approximately)? ~ 4 months (?)