I have a betta (Harley) who suffers from fin rot and I've tried many ways to help him and it still comes back! He lives in a 2 gal tank but its set up like a bowl, I change it every few days. I use tap water with the correct PH and treat it with AmQuel & NovAqua and Aquarum salt. We live in a warm climate so the water doesnt get too cold. There is no sand or gravel in his tank, just a tiny terra cotta pot I change out often and a small fake plant.
I have treeted him with Maracyn & Maracyn-Two and that would work but then in a month or two the fin rot would come back. After about 5 times with that I tried Maracyn-TC..it helped but then it came back again in a few weeks. I then tried Penicillin for fish, it worked but it came back in a few days. I just recently tried Maracyn Plus. For several days Harleys fins looked great and I saw a lot of new growth but the day after his last treetment (and water change) the fin rot was back and worse then ever!
Latley it seams like after I change his water thats when its showing up. The fish shop sugested a 1/2 wather change so thats what I did last time or two and the next day was when it was so bad again.
What can I do to keep Harley from getting fin rot so much? Hes an amazing and VERY active fish who always bounces back but Im running out of options.