This thread is created so I don't continuously clog the coffeehouse chat with pictures of him. LOL
For those who don't know. I had a crowntail betta dubbed Spike. He lived quite a few years. Was a tail biter. But otherwise was quite a happy and healthy betta. 1 day he just kicked the bucket. Unclear as to why he did, no visible signs of illness.
I did a 100% water change of the tank and went to find the next lucky guy for my 5.5 gallon. This was a double tail dubbed GoJo(my husband's idea). Here's where the difficulty came, my tank was suddenly getting readings of atleast 2ppm ammonia. Even when fish-in cycling my tank, no more than .50 ammonia would read in 1 week. These readings were appearing everyday! And everyday I was doing 95% water changes and dosing with Prime. Despite my best efforts, GoJo passed.
After that mess, I decided to re-cycle my tank. I dosed it was pure ammonia and left it to it's own for a month-ish, testing about 3 times a week. The tank finally cycled yesterday(likely a day or so earlier. So I bribed hubby and went to PetsMart for 1 lucky guy. I had a tough choice between this guy and a blind betta. I couldn't leave both of them. Called my BFF and she said she'll take the blind betta. He's in a 2.5 gallon at her house and she is as experienced as I am with bettas.
So Rebuen is a VT, it appears he MAYBE a spade tail, but I will not be able to fully tell until he is fully healed. All of his fins appear to be melted a bit. He also appeared to have some fungus and fin damage. He was so unhappy in his cup. I gave him 1 drop of Prime and he perked right up!
In the 1st photo, you can see some white or light grey patches on the underside(possibly sides) of his face. These were taken right after he perked up.
Updates coming in next posts....