Okay, so some of you may know my friend rescued a red betta, and he was having problems so I took him home to help him out. I think he is... 2 years? Give or take. He's been through lots! He's had a bad home, complete with dumped food, 4 guppies and a catfish in a never cleaned 29 gallon... Unfortunately he is the only survivor.
Now, he has fin rot - but it's going away, and his Raghu strips of fins are healing! The ammonia burns are healing, and will just add to his many ammonia scars :( he has a permanent SBD problem...
So, a couple questions :) I do have a breeder's net... Obviously I won't use it in any of my male's tanks!
1.But I do not know if it's okay to float him in my 20 gallon that has a Cory cat (he'll get some buds eventually), 4 balloon mollies and 5 female bettas. Will it stress the girls/him out? He's mild to everything. But me. -.-
2. I'm going to see if he'll be fine without Epsom. I was told he could stay in .5 tsp per gallon if needed. If he is okay, should I do an occasional Epsom bath? Will it help him at all?
3. I don't know what to feed him! I've fed him a small piece of mealworm meat (fresh, not freeze dried), freeze-dried bloodworm soaked, flake, pellet... Everything makes his SBD worse somehow o.O can I use... Tubifex worms? Or something?? And I have no idea if I'd have to feed him once every two days or what >< I don't want him getting sick.
Any suggestions are awesome :) sorry for the longish post.