A couple of weeks ago we received a betta from AquaBid that was pretty stressed out from shipping, in fact, he was so pale and lethargic I really didnít expect him to make it through the first night. The next morning when he started being a little more active we noticed he had a pretty good case of fin rot going on.
We did daily salt bathes for a few days but he really didnít seem to be getting any better. Next we started JFE treatments, changing the water 100% every 3-4 days and re-dosing the new water with JFE each time. While doing the JFE treatments we also did near-daily salt baths.
Starting about 3 days ago we added Methylene Blue to the JFE treatment but quit the salt baths because he seemed to really hate them (his body would go from solid black to pale yellow every time we moved him). Since adding the Methylene Blue, he seems to have gotten noticeably worse.
Did we move to fast with the meds, or maybe not fast enough? Is there something else we should be doing for him? Iím considering moving up to something like Ampicillin instead of the JFE/Blue combo, but wanted to check with the resident experts to make sure Iím not jumping ahead of myselfÖ.
Forgot to mention, heís in a 2.5gal QT tank with a heater (stays 78-81 with little daily flux), no filter. He loves to flare at a couple of spots in his tank, and has a great appetite. Weíve been alternating between a number of foods (2 types of pellets, re-hydrated bloodworms, frozen bloodworms, daphnia, betta flakes), and he seems to love it all
. Overall he seems really happy, but the fin rot has me worried.