Alright, my male betta has fin rot. I've tried salt already and haven't had any improvement, it's still slowly getting worse. I'd like to try treating with Maracyn 1 and 2 but I have a few options and I'm not sure which is best.
My betta is currently in a 5 gal that has no cycle because I've been doing 100% water changes and the filter's been unplugged. I'm worried that if I can't change the water within the 5 day treatment, there'll be way too much ammonia build up.
I have a cycled 10 gal that I can move him to for the treatment, but there's currently a clown pleco in it, (I know, I'm upgrading soon,) and I've heard that Maracyn can make the biological filter crash. My worry is that if it crashes my pleco is going to help contribute to an even bigger ammonia build up than there would be in the 5 gal.
I could maybe move the pleco to the 5 gal...
What would you guys do? Is there a treatment other than Maracyn that you would recommend instead? Thanks a lot in advance.