Tank is unfiltered 2.5G, water changes 2x a week 50%.
Heated, temp set on 82
Have been keeping IAL in his tank since I got them.
Some live plants, which also were looking poorly.
Don't have a test kit, so I am unsure on water parameters.
Feed 2-3 pellets morning and night of Omega One Betta buffet
tankmate: 1 apple snail
So my son came to me Saturday night upset and said something was wrong with Lavatail. I looked, and in the two days since the last water change, his tank had gotten very cloudy (didn't appear to be anything moving under it's own power, at least?) and sure enough, Lavatail's tail was under attack.
I put him in QT with aquarium salt immediately, put his plants and snail in a plant QT, not sure if I'm going to keep the plants at all. After a day, his tail cleared, but now after 4 days, it looks either like he's shedding his slime coat (which he has done before) or something else is going on.
QT is a medium KK
Temp at 80
AQ salt at 1 heaping TSP per water changes
I was changing the water every two days 100% - think I might do daily 100%s at this point. Am I on the right track? Pictures below. So far, he is acting completely normal, which allows me to stay on the proper side of panic! And he's shed slime coat before, but never this much. Any advice or reassurance will be appreciated!
Day 2 - it looks like it cleared up amazingly well! Right?
Day 4 - Wrong! Maybe whatever it was damaged the rays and now it looks like he might lose the tips?