My male crowntail Betta, Dickens, showed some odd injuries about 10 days ago. I'm not sure what happened; the only thing in the tank with him was a ramshorn snail (that I saw him bump into but not sure if that's the cause) and some driftwood branches in the tank (not many and there's plenty of open swim areas in the middle of the tank).
Due to his coloring (burgundy) it's hard to tell whether the injuries were infected. I did not notice any fuzziness or yellowing of the area, so I figured I'd start treating with aquarium salt and stress coat. This was 10 days ago and his injuries don't look too much better today (the one on his body looks like it improved some, the one on his head has maybe started to close a bit but not enough for my liking). So I'm wondering if I should continue with this treatment or if he needs something else, and if so what?
Pics below and here's more info as per the forum sticky:
What size is your tank?
10 gal half-moon
What temperature is your tank?
78-79 degrees fahrenheit
Does your tank have a filter?
Yes, marina S10
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?
One ramshorn snail removed a week ago due to the addition of aquarium salt
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
New Life Spectrum, Hikari or Omega One Betta Pellets (rotate between these); frozen bloodworm once every week or two
How often do you feed your betta fish?
Twice per day, 2-3 pellets each time, fast on Sundays
How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
Two noticeable injuries, one on his body and one in between his eyes
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
Fish's behavior is normal
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
10 days ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Yes, two tablespoons aquarium salt for one week. Then 100% water change over two days, redosed with a half dose (one tablespoon) aquarium salt. Added Stress Coat every few days as well.
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
Unsure of age; purchased him last February but he has grown since then
If I can provide any more info to be of help please let me know. Thanks in advance! :)