My fish has been dealing with fin rot since I bought him. I have tried daily water changes and then medicine to no avail. Then I discovered that my water was so high in ammonia. After getting the ammonia problem under control I did daily water changes for a week hoping that having good clean water would help, nope! So now I am trying the Jungle Fungus Clear again. He's been in for about 24 hours now and I know that I may not see improvement right away, however he looks worse today. He is a little bloated this afternoon and when he is sitting still he floats sideways. There is no sign of pineconing yet. Is it okay to add Epsom salt with this medicine? Thanks for any help.
What size is your tank? 3 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 78 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Bubbler
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Aqueon Betta pellets, he had been bloating on omega one pellets so I finally just stopped trying those
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice a day with one to two pellets depending in the size. He bloats very easily.
How often do you perform a water change? For the last ten days I have done 50% changes daily and last night I did a 100% change before adding the meds
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? See above
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Prime
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Hardness: hard to very hard
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Bloated again and floating sideways when sitting still
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Not swimming as much today and when he does it's rather quick movements back and forth
When did you start noticing the symptoms? When I got home from work this morning
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Been in water with Jungle Fungus Clear for 24 hours
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Yes, bloating numerous times, has had fin rot since I bought him
How old is your fish (approximately)? Don't know exactly, but pretty positive he's pretty young