Alright, so my mom has this Doubletail she calls Max.....bought him after winning a half gallon 'betta setup' at one of those 'guess how many marbles' things. Well I, of course, dug up an old setup I had that is approximately 2 gallons and set it up for her, modifying the filter, and adding a heater. This was done about a week or so ago and I put it on her book shelf.
Naturally, I told her about feeding and other little aspects of his care, it seemed she almost ignored me completely....feeding him way more then needed, ext. So I'd been watching him and stuff, but the past few days I'd been busy and hadn't had a chance to really look at him properly. Today she says she needs the shelf space and asked if I could take him back to my room, which I did....only to find Max is in not so good shape...
I'm pretty sure he has a mild case of fin rot. I don't have any medications, but I gave him a salt bath and put a little salt in the tank after doing a large water change. I'm thinking the ammonia was pretty high(I didn't test, I was too edger to get him into the salt bath and drain most of the tank, but it tests at 0 now)and it looks like he has what seems to be a small ammonia burn on top of his head...and close inspection reveals that it looks almost like the scales are peeling off a little bit. I'm not sure exactly WHAT it is, I'm just guessing ammonia burn....Anyone know...? Should I treat this in some special way?
The plan is 3-4 salt baths a day, daily PWCs, and(when I can get some)adding some Melafix to his tank. Anything else I should do? Any other medicines I should get?