Need a bit of guidance. Been reading a lot on the site about fin rot. Looks like it's progressing.... Need to control it STAT. Did 3 days of Aquarium Salt but shifted and just administered dose #4 of Tetracycline. I swear itís not getting better. Don't want to tax the poor guy. He appears to be fine other then the fin rot. The challenge is that the edges of his tails/fins are naturally rimed in black so it's hard to know if it's regrowth or rot.
(What he's to look like when healthy is no the left)
Will wait 24 hours then do a 1.5 g H2o change tomorrow. Then what? Just got ďMumaĒ from Thailand last Wednesday so I really donít want to stress him more then what heís gone through. Thinking of doing a series of H2o changes 1.5 g every day until the Tetracycline is out, to give him a bit of a break, but then what? Jungle Fungus Clear? A treatment of Maracyn 2? What would you do? Thanks for the advise.
What size is your tank? 5g, Fluval Spec V
What temperature is your tank? 78 Ė 81 (itís been hot and no AC)
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? 2 Cherry Shrimp
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Omega One
How often do you feed your betta fish? once a day
How often do you perform a water change? 2 times
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 25% and 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime and IAL
Have not tested. All 0 PH is around 7.6
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Described above.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Seems happy as he has one rockín bubble nest going.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Thursday
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Aquarium salt for 3 days (including the day of his arrival Ė recommended by breeder) then on the 4 dose of Tetracycline.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? I dont know. He's new
How old is your fish (approximately)? 4 months old