(cont..) I just emptied the kritter keeper of the salt water, replaced it with treated fresh water, and put him in. He's swimming and not laying on his side any more. He's not eating (he's stressed). I need to get rid of that ick, but I don't think he can handle the salt water. I have the kritter keeper low filled so he won't have to swim much to get to the surface and there's a heater in there set to 82 degrees F. I really want to get rid of this ick but I also don't want to cook this fish and I don't know what to do if he can't handle the salt. I really need to be handheld through this. Do you have any suggestions?
I have a betta with ick. I had him on API Super Ick cure for two days. The chemical stressed him and he lost all his color. There's still some ick on him and I don't think he can stand being in that poison any more. So I decided to move him to a kritter Keeper with a heater in it and some salt water. I put him in a small clip on breeder tank that I use for temperature acclimation, placed that in the kritter keeper that had one gallon of water with 1/2 a tsp of aquarium salt in it. Every hour, I poured half a shot glass of the salt water into the kritter keeper to acclimate him to the salt water. After the fourth addition of salt water, he immediately went to the bottom and began laying on his side, breathing heavy. I pulled him out of there and placed him in some fresh, treated water and after about 10 minutes, he started coming back and now he's swimming around. (cont..)