I normally have Howl, my blue veil tale, on one side of a heavily planted cycled divided 10 gallon. Since he's been in there he never builds bubble nests or moves around much unless he's chansing his shrimp. Recently he contracted finrot and needed to be moved to a 1.5 gallon hospital tank.
Now that he's in the 1.5 he is extremely active and is building bubble nests daily. He seems much happier and is healing very quickly.
My dilemma is do I keep him in the 1.5 gallon? It isn't a bad size and he sure seems happier but I don't normally have the time required to maintain a 1.5 gallon. That's why he was in the 10.
It seems I have to chose between a happy betta and having time to do assignments and readings for class.
I'm thinking I have to leave him where he is happier and try to make time for the added maintenance. On the bright side it leaves me room for another Betta >.< I just don't like the idea of him being cooped up in such a small tank
Here's another for you:
Domino, my dalmatian veiltail has had a head fungus since I bought him over a month ago (I saw him with the fungus which is one reason I bought him). I have quite literally tried every treatment commercially available to treat this thing and nothing has worked. It is spreading but very slowly, it hasn't quite doubled in size over the month+ I've had him the majority of which was between treatments.
The problem is if I stop treatment it starts spreading rapidly.
The dilemma is: Do I let the fungus run it's course or do I keep treating until the meds kill him?
And yes, I've tried every natural remedy aswell. They did even less than the meds are.