Hi guys :) I'm new to this forum but it looked like a good place to go with my Betta problem.
I think my little guy has finrot and I would like to know the correct steps to take to fix it
So many different sites say different things!
Here is some background on him. If anything
I am doing could be done differently or better please let me know!
His name is Wally and I've had him about 9 months. He is a very handsome Halfmoon (even with his fins looking the way they do!). He is in a filtered 3 gallon Marine Land Crescent tank with a 10w heater that turns itself off automatically when the water hits the correct temp. The tank has some live plants.
Once a week I test the water & do a partial water change with a gravel vac (I drain about 30% of the water). I always use room temp, bottled, spring water to refill what I syphoned out & I always add the correct amount of Tetra Aquasafe conditioner after the water change. I periodically rinse off the filter cartridge with siphoned tank water to clean it off.
The ammonia is 0, the Nitrites are 0 and the Nitrates are about 20.
I feed him 2 pellets in the morning & 2 at night and leave one day a week for fasting where he isn't fed. He gets fed bloodworms once in a while as a treat.
I have noticed his fins slowly receding and thought at first he might be fin nipping but now I am almost certain that it is fin rot. What can I do/use in order to help him heal?
This morning a did a dose of the dissolving Jungle Fungus Clear tablet (1/4 of a tablet for my sized tank) but read that this stuff will not always work. This is the first time I've tried it and it's only been 12 hours so I can't see any difference yet. I am attaching some pictures so you can get an idea of what he looks like.
I would like to add that he's still very active, comes right up to greet me, eats like normal (he's a bit of a piggy
) and doesn't show any signs of lethargy or overall sickness.
Thank you all in advance for your help!