what happened with the fin rot:
when I first brought him home he had a plastic plant, it was a soft one, I made sure, but the next day he had a tail cut, so I took it out and treated his tail with FW AQ salt.
it grew back except for a TINY triangle that wouldn't go.
after the tank got cycled I didn't change the water as much and the current got a little strong when some water evaporated. this tore the rip back open from the little triangle. so after that I was more careful with the current and I treated it again for a longer period. it went back to the triangle and refused to heal any more, but it didn't look like a cut this time so much as a funny shape on the fin, so I thought maybe that's just had it decided to grow back. ( it had been a week ) the plants were dying, so I removed the salt,
every day 50% when I was trying to heal the first rip,
when it healed I added the plants, did a few 50's,
didn't do one a few days since it's cycled and heavily planted,
got up today and his tail had a tear, a corner gone like it already did where it had healed, and pin hole tears,
temp 76 or higher ( higher right now )
Need more information-what size tank, how much/often on the water changes, temp, filter, additives-what kind of plants-timeline of adding plants to fin rot-cause of the first fin rot to start...etc....usually adding aquatic plants will not cause the problem and killing germs...well....not sure I understand what you are wanting since a sterile environment will not support life as we know it..have you made a new thread on this with pic...that would help....
Hi OldFishLady ^-^;
do you know a good way to rid a tank of germs without killing the cycle bacteria?
my betta was getting over fin rot and he seemed to have healed up and I added some plants in and it came back worse ><
I've put him in a half gallon clean glass vase till I can get a 1 gallon tank, and have added half a teaspoon of salt. ( told to make it a full teaspoon after two days )
I'm hoping this will fix him up but I want to make sure his tank is c;lean before I add him back. do you have advice? ^-^; thankyou as always <3
My fish just got caught in our air pump. We got him out in time but I was wondering if there was anyhting we could put over the air pump to let it continue to filter but so Mocha wont keep getting stuck in it.
Okay thank you ill check it out right now :) I think ive actually got my dad interested, he had a betta in a small bowl at some point before i ever even bothered but mine are making him want another :)) Very relaxing, and he needs that. He asked if id ever breed mine but i think my boys a bit too old for such a thing, especially by the time i felt comfortable and confident with that. Maybe i can help him get a fish and HE can take that 10 gallon instead XD