My betta Comet has had fin rot for over a month now. I've tried salt and 2 different meds, but they didn't work because of the high levels of ammonia in his cage at all times. The tank was uncycled and my tap had 1ppm ammonia so it was very difficult to get rid of the ammonia. I finally got my cycled filter from another tank so now there is 0 ammonia in his water so I can begin treating again.
I want something to wipe out my betta's fin rot fast. I treated him before with Triple Sulfa and I though I noticed some improvement though the rot came back when the treatment ended. I'm thinking about using the Triple Sulfa again, but this time it should work since the water quality is better. After I finish the triple sulfa, I will do a 50% water change and put some stress coat and bettafix in for a few days to make sure his fins don't get reinfected. Then I will move him into his new home in my 20 gallon.
So, what do you think of my treatment plan? I could try salt, but I really want to wipe out the fin rot with something powerful. Would salt really be that much easier on him then meds? If it's a big difference then I will use salt, but he seemed fine the last 2 times I used meds. Also, will the carbon in my filter remove the medicine? It's been used for about 2 months so I think it's deactivated now. If you have a better treatment plan, please suggest it! Thanks