Someone on a different site told me to try using Jungle Fungus Cure. It is super cheap at Walmart, so readily available...do you think that is worth a try also? If so, should I still give him a few days off of medication before trying it?
I would still give him a few days off from any meds since he's had 10 days straight of the Triple Sulfa.
Is Jungle Fungus Cure the one that comes in fizzy tabs? *is hesitant* Personally, the better choice would be API Labs Fungus Cure liquid, which you can get at Petsmart. If you can find the liquid form, it should be less than $5. The medications in the API one would be more effective. However, the Jungle Labs one won't hurt him and could help, as its principal ingredient, nitrafurazone, can be effective against fin rot. But I've also heard it has some ingredients that aren't suited for fish and can be harmful.
The choice is definitely up to you but definitely give him those few days off from meds and do a complete water change before adding any meds.
He had a 50% water change today, and I did not add anything (no salt, no meds). Do you think I should continue doing 50% changes every day now that there are no medications in the water?
Yes, I think the Jungle stuff is the fizzy tabs. I will look at Petsmart for the API stuff though and might try that. Something I can get locally is just a lot easier and cheaper than having to order it off the internet.
Random question that may or may not apply: do bettas like hard or soft water better? Or a mixture? I have been using hard water from my kitchen sink to fill my tanks but I do have a water softener. If softer water would be more beneficial to my sick guy, I can do a mixture or just take soft water from the bathtub or something. Thanks!
If you don't mind doing 50% changes every day and it's not stressing Scully out, then that would be good.
Bettas are pretty adaptable to most water params and can tolerate extremely soft to extremely hard water. If your guy has always been in hard water, it's probably best to leave him in it at least for now so we don't further shock his system with a change.