I got two bettas in a 2.5 gal divided tank
. After 1 week of having them with no issues I had to leave them with a friend for a week cause I had to go away and couldn't bring them with me.
They didnt get a water change in 2 weeks
, cause my friend was waiting on me to do it and I didn't change the water before I left, cause I left in a hurry... When I got them back 1 of the fish was almost dead (and finally died after I changed the water
) and the other one, Vio, (from what I've found online) I've diagnosed him with fin rot and this morning woke up with a poppy eye.
I took him out of the tank and put him in a small container (where he came from) cause I don't have any other to quarantine him so he can get better. I will go today and buy him a 1/2 gal one to quarantine.
I got a second fish (red) because my daughter was missing the other one that died and was asking about him (she is 3) and Red is in the tank. When I get home today I will change the water and put some Aquarium salt cause I dont want the new one (REd) to get sick too.
I even bought them a heater because I thought they were acting weird because of the cold weather we have here right now...Inside the apartment is 60F during the day and outside is 27F. But then this morning I noticed the fin and the poppy eye.
I found a few recommendations online about how to treat rot fin. Some say just use Aquarium salt treatment for 10 days having the fish in a 1/2 gal and changing the water everyday and adding new salt, others say to give Maracin 1 and Maracin 2.
Whats my best option? I dont want Vio to die....And I don't want REd to get sick. I'm on a tight budget and I've spent to much already...
I've attached some pics so you guys can see.
Can some one tell me if this is a mild rot or is a very severe one?
Thanks for the help!