I suspected that my fish Lapis has fin rot, but I'm a complete newbie to diseases so I wasn't sure. I asked others and it seemed that it may be, so I just started treating today with AQ salt. My question though is,
How will I know when he starts to get better?
I think I have to treat his water with AQ salt and do a full water change every day for ten days right? That's what I heard. Should I keep treating over the ten days?
Though I would really like to know how I can tell if he's getting better and I can stop the salt. Please give a detailed desciption. I'm a very visual reliant person. If you have a clear picture, that would help amazingly. Should I only give him salt for ten days? If that's the case, how can I tell if he's alright after those ten days are up? Any other suggestions on how to help would be amazing!
Thanks and please help!
What size is your tank? Currently in 0.5 gallon for treatment
What temperature is your tank? 78 - 80 F
Does your tank have a filter? No
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? No
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Nutrafin Basix
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice a day
How often do you perform a water change? Currently daily
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? Currently 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Nutrafin Betta Plus conditioner, Currently AQ salt
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Red thread-like veins in the fins. Slight transparency in a greyish tone. Slight tears???
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Hasn't. Still perky as ever and is very enthusiastic about food.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? About a week ago.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Started today with 0.5 teaspoon AQ Salt in 0.5 gallon tank. I'm planning to do a full water change every day and repeat.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? I got him just a little more than a week ago and since then this is the only problem.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Maybe around a year? Not sure.