I have had my betta for about 4 weeks. He broke part of the caudal fin in transport. After a few days he had clamped fins and his fins didn't look right. I used Maracyn II and Coppersafe for the 5 day treatment. Fins unclamped and he started to look better.
After about another week I noticed the ends of his fins really looking ratty and discolored from fin rot. I started him on a treatment of 1 tsp aquarium salt per gallon for the 10 day treatment. No real improvement so I did another 5 days of Maracyn II.
I expected improvement but I don't think he is any better. I have been waiting for the fins to melt off and start regrowth. Now I don't know what to do. He has always had really clean water and I don't think he is biting his fins because the rot is all over.
They are finally looking like they may start coming off in shreds. I have been thinking this for awhile, however they haven't yet! This has been going on now for too long and I feel awful about it.
5 gallon hospital tank, unfiltered, not cycled : filled to 3 1/2 gallons
Water changes: When I got him - one 50% and one 100% a week.
After the first Maracyn II treatment - water changes: one 100% every 5 days (to minimize stress) and 50 % daily except day after 100% - that day I skip a day.
Water treatments: Prime 2 drops per gallon. 3 ml API Stress Coat + and 5 ml Atison's Betta Spa. I just got the Betta Spa, before this I added decaf green tea.
Temp: 80 degrees
Pellets: 6 per day - 1 pellet fed every 3 hours
Here is a Youtube video I made today. He looks horrible!
Thanks for any help you can give me!