Well, Mr. Plum (avatar) has been in QT for the past 9 days. I haven't been on here much because I have just been doing everything in my power to make sure he came out of this alive.
It all started when one day when I came home and he was laying at the bottom of his tank. I did a 100% water change and hoped that he would get better. When he didn't I gave him a salt bath to see if that would help. It did! For the first five minuets. Then he went back to being lethargic. It just when down hill from there.
Long story short. In a weeks time he was pale, lethargic, not eating, constipated and clamped. I knew I had to do something so moved him into QT with AQ salt and 100% water changes. After five days of that I noticed he was getting white dots on his head and body. One word, Ick. I upped the dose of salt and the next day he was unclamped and swimming around! I saw in his fin that he had a hole as big as his eyes and black all around it. Fin rot. There wasn't much more I could do to help him so I have just been waiting, hoping that his fins would start regrowing.
Now it's day number nine and he is eating, swimming and pooping as normal. His color is almost completely back (on his body) and he is showing no signs of Ick. But, he still has a huge hole in his fin. The black is almost gone, but there is no sign of regrowth.
I know that I can't keep him in salt for more then 10 days and I am already using stress coat. It just kills me that he was so beautiful before all this happened and now I have a Betta with an abnormally large hole in his fin. But at least he is alive. I just wish I could leave him in the salt longer so I could make sure he was completely healed. But I can't.
So, what do I do? Thanks I'm advance!