Okay, I am new here and I'm LOVING all the help-thanks to everyone who contributes. Hoping one day I can help some people as well. :)
I recently made a beautiful red male VT betta, named Sunny, or newest family member...just yesterday in fact. I have a few questions- Since some of the information I am reading is conflicting and I want to know specifically for my circumstances some of your opinions on what to do.
A little information on Sunny and his setup. We just got him yesterday. He was sitting in the back of the row of cups at Petsmart and my son was determined this fish would be his. The cup he was in had tinted blue water (ugh)...so it was hard to see some things until I got him moved in his tank this morning.
*He has what looks like the start of fin rot-very mild I think; just a handful of small holes in his fins. I have AQ salt and API Stress Coat on its way (overnighted from Amazon it will be here tomorrow). The part I am confused about is do I just add the salt and stress coat to his water as is and then just change with his normal water changes? Or do I need to do a daily change 100% until the holes improve?
*For regular water changes- he is in a 3.5 gallon tank with heater (has been a steady 78 degrees since he has been in there), thermometer, silk plants and a filter (mini-might AQ-0800).
How often do I need to change his water and at what percentages? I see some do 100% weekly, some only do 50% weekly?
Do I always add the API Stress Coat along with his regular Water Conditioner when I do these changes?
And...(sorry long winded lol) do I add the conditioner and stress coat amounts based on what I am adding to the tank (if I remove 2 gal do I tread just the 2 gal) or do I put in the new water treatment for the full 3.5 gallons?
*Last Question-he hasn't eaten since bringing him home. Should I be overly concerned or is he probably just getting used to his new home? He otherwise seems happy, just a little shy for now.
THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR HELP AND ADVICE!!!