So my poor little betta has a fin rot problem, I've been noticing it since a few months ago, and it wasn't that bad, so I figured with water changes 2x-3x a week, it would get better, to no avail, I changed 50% each time, and once a week doing a 100% change, I decided to then start medicating him as it wasn't going away.
I started off with the jungle fungus eliminator, which I followed the treatment cycle through, nothing changed. I then gave him a week break from the meds, and then tried the jungle fungus fizz tablets, and he started showing some improvement when I used those, fins started to grow back etc, even went a little longer on them than the box said, just to be sure. Now lately after I stopped medicating him, the rot has come back, and it's worse than before, I kept him in the same tank when I did the treatment, but changed the water and cleaned the gravel completely before medicating him, I just don't know what to do, so help would be appreciated.
Housing What size is your tank? 2.5 gal.
What temperature is your tank? 76-80F
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Charcoal stone, removed it during medicating though
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none
Food Tetra BettaMin - Tropical Medley flakes
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2x day
Maintenance How often do you perform a water change? 2-3x
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Tetra BettaSafe
Water Parameters: Have you tested your water? Nope
Symptoms and Treatment How has your betta fish's appearance changed? ragged fins, just looks horrible...
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? none really, stays near the top of the tank sometimes, but swims around and eats like crazy
When did you start noticing the symptoms? since february and march Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? stated above
Does your fish have any history of being ill? not that I know of, just the fin rot
How old is your fish (approximately)? maybe a year old
Thank you everyone for taking the time to read this and give advice -Sincerely, a Worried Betta owner