Conversation Between BETTACHKALOVE and dbrooke1
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- i am sad to hear about your betta and what you're going through. how has he been? what size tank is he in?
my guy is taking a while to recover too...... he's 1 so he's younger than your guy. my guy is in a five gallon currently. i asked about water changes in a thread i posted a while ago. sakura8 (do you know her? :) ) told me if the tank is bigger than 2gal, do 50% water changes once or twice a week with one additional 100% water change per week. feed him frozen foods to get protein. i tried feeding him pellets high in protein and once every two or three days feeding him frozen bloodworms, brine shrimp, and daphnia. although i have only been feeding him pellets lately because currently have a bad ankle/back injury. work injury.
i keep his temp 76 degrees and don't let it fluctuate. if you already have it, try using api stress coat......
man, probably overwhelming you with this msge. oh boy......
sakura8 has helped deal with my sick betta.
- Hey how is your boys doing? I don't know the betta that i am treating is about 2.6 years old ,i just checked when i bought him. I am kind of driving crazy but you know i love him so i will continue to take care of him. I treated with salt and medications ...i don't know may be he is getting old or it takes time. He really looks like female. His fins so short that he can't really swim a lot and it already for long time. And it takes me about 10 minutes to feed him, because he keep missing his pellets:( So i try to feed him 3 times a day. Oh boy it takes long time. Poor thing knows that he going to miss it,so kind of has his own way to couch it. He is smart :) I don't know if his fins will get better, may be because he getting old, don't know....
i am sorry to hear that your betta had fin rot. has he been recovering? glad to know you caught it earlier. a 10 day aqsalt treatment if clean water alone isn't helping always helps for that. :) hope he is better?
one of my bettas caught fin rot as well. i treated him with aqsalt, then medicine, and finally water changes three times a week now.... i had to do daily water changes for my boy's five gallon tank bleh! it's a hassle for any size really, lol...
- Sorry recently working too much not a lot on the forum:( Also treating my 2.3 years old betta with salt for fin rot. Not sure how he get it. I do the same for all of my bettas. Driving crazy doing 100% water changes daily for 2.5 gall. I think he is better though, i caught it early.