Originally Posted by Sweetstrwbrry
Well I called petco. They said they could refund the fish but would not offer medicine to treat it. Typical. So now I have to decide if I should buy the medicine and try or what. If the fish dies do you think I could return the meds? This is unbelievably ridiculous.
I had the betta in the 10 gallon for less than 24 hours and have been doing a partial water change (10%) every other day (bc of trying to switch water sources to get the pH down) Would that help clear out anything? So long as he didn't show the signs, was he not contagious?
As a suggestion, most betta do get sick at least once in its life, having some meds handy would be good. It does not sound like you are treating them as disposable pets like disposable plates cos you sounded stress with the dilemma on getting meds.
At least get some AQ salt and Epsom salt which treats a number of diseases as initial conservative approach. It will be fewer than $5 for AQ salt as starters. As for the patch your betta has, if you do not want to treat it, return to Petco. They probably would let it waste away on the shelf. See if member Moonshadow would come to its rescue. If so the little guy is in luck.