Bud is in a 3 gal white bucket with 2 gal water, 2 tablespoons aquarium salt, Stress Coat (healing dose which is x2), a few drops of Prime. Temp. dropping to 75-ish, and a log from his house so he's not too displaced.
A pissed little fish. He changed to a reddish-purple color, but his fins stayed bright blue. Never saw that before.
When I change his water daily, I'll cup him and get a good look at his mouth to see how it is.
Input, I'm very glad to hear it isn't columnaris. Yay! Continue with the salt treatment for at least 3 days, more if he'll stand it. Try not to let the temp drop below 75 because the colder temps will suppress his immune system.
And don't worry, he'll forgive you. All you have to do is feed him. Bettas will forgive anything if you feed him.
Sakura, for my own knowledge . . . since he's just fighting a wound and not columnaris, does he need the full 3 tsp (ie. 1 Tbsp) of AQ per gal? I would think he would do well with just 1 tsp per gal? Just want to know for my own future reference.
Thank you, every one of you fish-nuts! Your help with Buds initial surprise, starting plants, and now his war wounds... Thank you. it's very important to
me that he is in a good place, and reading often doesn't quite paint the most clear picture so the forum is sooooo, valuable! I was pressed for time when I got him as well as his injury, stressful for me :(
P.S.- I'm not a fish-nut, I just really, really like fish :)