Dealing with some chronic fin rot on my rescue...I posted the other day but only got one reply which rather scolded me & didnt help aid me in further action...I thought I might try again. I know a lot of people post about fin rot on here and there is a sticky for it...
My rescue lo ling came here about a month ago looking pretty pathetic but its not the worst case. When I first introduced him to his tank (which has had all th appropriate water changes, filtration and heat) I noticed pieces of his tail would drop off or shed. I started treating with 50% water changes every other day with stress coat and some mild AQ salt, like 4 granuals. I did that for about a week. His tail stopped shedding and grew back in nicely as did his color. Ive placed a few granuals of AQ salt in every so often simply because hes prone to rot. Now I think I may have caused some salt resistant rot bacteria. About 3 days ago I noticed some chunks missing and fraying on the tips. Ive been doing the 1 tbsp of salt daily with a 50% water change, today is day 6, we still have rot eating the fins. Its slowed down with the salt but this time it wont go away.
Is it time to medicate? Or should I simply continue on with the AQ salt treatment for the full 10 days before switching over. If the rot continues to get drastically worse ill switch before the 10 days is over but if it remains this slow I understand the salt is much better than meds.
He also has an IAL leave in his tank.
I test and all readings are fine as the tank isnt cycled and im constantly changing the water
The meds I have are coppersafe, melafix and premafix (I know the fix's are no good but just wanted to mention I have them incase), jungle fungus fizz tabs, AQ salt, maracyn and I should have some tetracyline and maracyn 2 on the way in the mail that I ordered a few days ago.