New to the forum and to Betta keeping.
Got my little guy a little over a week ago. Most of the fish at the pet store were kept in rather poor condition so, unsurprisingly, my boy ( a red veiltail I named Sushi
) came home with a mild case of fin rot. I was advised against getting him a heater for the 1.5g tank I purchased (already ordered online his 5g mansion upgrade tho lol) , but after discovering this forum, I have since gotten him one, so he's now in a toasty 80* comfy temp and is working away on building his first bubble nest as I type this! Yayy! lol
I've been treating him with Aq salt and frequent water changes for the rot and am now on day 6...the rot was only on his tail fin...it had frayed black edges. As of yesterday, the black edges are now gone, but today I noticed ALL his fins seem to have clear/transparent edges....is this fin growth....or an indication that the salt is getting a bit too harsh for him since it's affecting all his fins and I should discontinue treatment? I've only been adding 1/2 teaspoon/gallon along with the water conditioner (Bettasafe). Other than that, he's his usual active, happy and social self...quite the character lol and with a healthy appetite (got a scare with that too since he didn't eat his first couple of days...).
Anyway, advice much appreciated, cuz like I mentioned, I'm very new to this and don't really know what to look for and/or expect and I definitely want to give him a proper home in my care.
Thanks very much!