Hi all, wasn't sure where to put this but I have a couple of questions.
I've been on here before asking about my betta's possible tail rot. I've treated him with everything I could find online. I did the full treatments for it all and so far nothing has worked. He had ich before as well and that has cleared up fine. I treated with Tetracycline for a while and it really didn't do anything more than what doing nothing has done.
He's in a 2gal tank, 82 degrees, with a filter. His fins are pretty short but even since I stopped treating him he hasn't gotten worse. I stopped treating about two months ago now. They seem to kind of grow back a little and then get worse and then grow back, etc. It's a cycle that I can't break.
But he seems fine. He's totally active, eats like a champ, flares when he gets startled (he likes to flare when we do any dusting around his tank).
He's in there by himself, with a few fake plants. Good water, aquarium salt, full change every week.
My question I guess is this: does he have to stay by himself forever? I really want to get a bigger tank (10-20 gal) and have him in there with some Betta friendly fish (like a bunch of tetras or something). But I don't know if he's contagious and I don't want them to make him sick or vice versa. I don't mind keeping him by himself but it would be nice if I could put everyone together.
Otherwise, like I said, he seems totally happy. I guess any thoughts and suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!