Some of you may know my current situation with little Survivor, the yellow VT betta (see signature). Over the past couple days, he has not developed any symptoms of ich/velvet, dropsy, and is currently not too bloated (although still concerned about that)...
I have a good feeling that he will make a full recovery. However, I am going to post this here now and ask for help once more, and show a video of this strong little creature.
His fins are looking much better after 2 days of Methylene Blue and another day and a half of fresh water and AQ salt. However, my current predicament:
1. I want to dose him with some Maracyn, bit I'm not too confident that his little body could handle medication and water changes for 5 days. I need opinions, fellow fish lovers. Also can Maracyn be used in conjunction with AQ salt?
2. I need the heater in Shif's tank before starting Maracyn on the little one. I need stable temperature. But the 5-gallon for Shif is filtered, planted, but uncycled. Using Dr. Tim's, do you think Shif could pull off the cycle on his own? Ammonia in that tank is a little less than .5 and I can do a WC if needed.
Survivor's gills are moving normally but they seem a little red along the sides and his almost transparent body shows some red around the covers which is another reason I want to dose with Maracyn for potential gill disease. His fins look better, but he needs a little more help.
Opinions are highly regarded and appreciated. I want my little friend to make it and so far he's doing excellent but I think medicine could help him more.