Hey i didn't see your message. I would use 3tsp/gall. I see Sakura also recommending the same. Don't worry you can go ahead and dissolve rest of the salt and add to the tank. You can do it gradually. Do 2tsp/gall and then in 6 hrs add another dose -1tsp/gall. So you end up with total of 3tsp/gall. Then you can just continue daily water changes with 3tsp/gall.
So if your tank is 5 gall you will need to add 15tsp/gall of the aq salt.
Her water is still 80 degrees, so I scooped out some water from her tank, mixed 1 quarter tsp of aq salt (there's about 1 litre in her tank) made sure the salt was completely dissolved, mixed it a few more times, then poured the mixture into the tank where she was. I poured it in at 1 47. Do I need to stay up till nearly 2 am so add another quarter spoon??
I changed Jewel's water, replaced it with 80 degree tap water. Conditioned it, hoping the heater will maintain the temperature. I am leaving all the gravel and plants out for now. I will start the salt treatment after lunch. I have several pictures of her in my album. Please check out the one called Does Jewel have external parasites, to see if I diagnosed her right.
Jewel is breathing better now. However, I think she may have pop eye. Her eyes are slightly raised, she's a bit lethargic, and her one gill is definitely raised away from her body. I know when they use their gills, they will go away from there body for a moment, but her one gill is always protruding away from her body. I took several pictures of it but when I upload them onto my laptop, those particular pictures aren't detected. I have uploaded many pictures in the past. I am going to check out the beta fish diseases to ee what I can find, and hopefully trest Jewel.
You need filter in you do partial water changes and cycle you tank. Since you do full water change for him every 8 days you really don't need a filter. I hope you betta doing good and recovered from breathing problems?
hey chicklette make sure you put your answer in Sakura visitor messages, i think you did like i did once , put it in your visitor messages . Put it for Sakura so she can see it. I also want to put a comment for you in the General betta care thread