I could use your help. I recently got back into bettas. I bought my first betta last Saturday. He is a beautiful half moon betta whom I named Giupetto. He seemed ok the first couple of days other then the fact that he was a very picky eater. I ended up getting the Omega One pellets which he did start eating- and is still eating. He does split some of them out like they are too big, but over all he is eating, but not great.
I noticed he was hiding in his castle a lot and rubbing his body on the plants and the side of the tank on Wednesday. On Thursday his top fin was more like a sharks fin and he had a white dot on his tail and some white film on some parts of his body. I knew he was in trouble so went out on Friday and got him a medication called "Maracide". The package said it treats Ick, velvet and other external parasites. It says to treat on days 1, 3 and 5. I treated him yesterday and will treat him again tomorrow, being day 3. I also have added some aquarium salt. I also bought some "Betta fix" but haven't used any yet because it dosent say that it treats Ick and the white film he has on him.
He is in a 2.5 mini gallon tank. It is filtered with the tetra whisper filter that is geared towards aquariums 1-3 gallons. He has a heater in the tank with is currently at 80 degrees. He has real plants in his aquarium.
Will the maracide help my little guy? Today, all of his fins are clamped together. He does swim around but dosent look very healthy all at. Poor little dude :(
Any help would be great. Thanks!