Originally Posted by ANHEL123
Usually people recommending to take combo of Maracyn 1 and 2. Because one is for gram positive bacteria and another for gram negative bacteria. So if you can use both of them . And you can follow instruction on the box or i would use medications along with 50% daily water changes . Of course you will have to redose with medications new water every time you do a change. There is nothing wrong to do water changes along with med's i even know people who recommending to do 100% water changes along with med's.
About Epsom salt i would hold on , you can use it later after medications if he still need it. But i would buy it any way. And also just in case buy aquarium salt . You can find it at any pet store. It also antibacterial/fungal . Give us update so we can decide which salt you need to use.
About water changes for 2.5 gall really try to do 1-50% and 1-100% a week , i really think it the best water changes. I actually also don't use a net i am afraid to damage their fins. I am using cups to lure them in.
I don't have maracyn one or plus, and when my boy had pop eye way back when I just used Maracyn and it seemed to at least help everything go down. Only I never did a water change during the treatment and he was in a 5 gallon (uncycled at the time because I didn't know what I was doing)
I do have aquarium salt but I then found out that it really isn't as great as Epsom salt (well it's not as 'soft') but in reading I was told to not use AQ salt along with medication, only to wait afterwards.
Right now she is kind of having trouble staying straight. She seems to be having swim bladder issues (I'm assuming is from when I over fed her Monday). I am not positive it would still be going on but I haven't really given her a food free day (until today).
I am hoping once I get the clear cup she will be more relaxed and won't hate me every time hahaha but we'll defiantly see. I may do 100% every two weeks and 50% in between then. That way I'll make sure the ammonia levels don't get too high but I also won't be stressing them out.
Also I did about a 20-25% water change just now and added her days dose of Maracyn Two with the new water. I have put it in and am now just hoping that helps. When using the medication before I would only do water changes at the end (in reading it says water changes aren't necessary but since it's not a cycled tank I probably should anyway).
I was also going to buy Maracyn Plus unless I hear bad things about it. I know bettafix will harm the betta more than help it heal so that's why I don't like the idea of medication so I'll also stock up on Epsom salt.
Here are some of the pictures I just took:
So here is a cropped picture of one I took
Here she is again, she was swimming down and trying to 'get to me' hahaha she's so sweet! Cropped
Here's another picture of her 'bad side' cropped
Here's a picture of her good side, Cropped
Trying to capture what she looks like head on, Cropped
I don't know if you can tell be she's swimming a little sideways, which is what I believe is her swim bladder issue...she seems to be getting better as I watch her though, and this is her bad side. Cropped
She looks so pitifully sad in this picture :( and this is her bad side, cropped
Another comparison cropped, her left is the bad side and her right is the good side
Uncropped picture of her
Another uncropped picture
Another cropped picture of her bad side
One of the best I think of her from a head on angle, cropped
Another cropped photo
Cropped of her 'bad side'
I know that's a ton but I hope it's helpful!