Moms DT who she just bought about a week ago is in an early stage of ich. There are only about a total of 5 spots on his fins. I have successfully treated ich with the heat only method on my angelfish, but am not sure if bettas can tolerate a water temperature of 86 degrees. I would only maintain this temperature for at most 5 days.
The tank is 5 gallons, not cycled. Normally I do 50% changes once a week since it is pretty well filtered. I will be doing 25% changes every two days.
Do you think this is okay?
So, 86 Degrees, 25% water change every two days, cure an early stage of ich?
Edit: Just did a 100% change today also, cleaning all gravel and decor with hot water.