I'm not sure if this goes here or in the disease section but...
My betta, Ivan, has a little bit of finrot. He came with it from being in his little cup at Petco but, i wasnt sure if it was another indent in his dorsal or finrot. Its definitely finrot now, not bad but enough to be sure it is. So I have started water changes everyday and adding aq. salt.
I know that people recommend API Stress Coat during situations like this, so I picked some up,but I want to clarify the instructions before i use it since i never had before (i know, bad betta owner bad!) So two questions,
1. It says "makes tap water safe -removes chlorine and chloramines -detoxifies heavy metals" so is it a water conditioner as well as a slime coat rebuilder. And if so do i no longer need to use the API Tap Water Conditioner that i have been using or do I have to use both?
2. It says "Add 5mL per 10 U.S. gal of aquarium water. Double the dose to replace slime coat and to repair damaged skin and fins" I know, I want the double dose to help him get better from the fin rot, but is it safe to jump right to that double dose when Ivan has never been exposed to Stress Coat at all or do i start with the lower dose and like 12hr later or something go to the double dose?
Also as a double check, the double dose for a 5gal is 5mL, right? I'm horrible at math.
And is it safe for my apple snail, Slowpoke?
Heres a pic of what it looked like when i got him (maybe day 2) and what it looks like today so you can see, its just the one little spot on his dorsal.