Oh, sorry...I'm logged in constantly even when I'm away. Well, I have one other guy, the red guy in my avatar...his name is Pickwick. I've had him for almost a year now. He's a VT but he's so big I sometimes ponder if he has some King in him. haha. Also, today after work I stopped by Petco (I hate Petco but I'd already been to Petsmart and didn't fall in love with any of the bettas, plus they all looked so unhealthy and sad) and got what I'd promised myself I wouldn't...an EE boy. He's blue and quite pretty. I'll try to post a picture of him shortly in the betta pics part of the forum. You just have the one betta?
Oh and I wish I could make a recommendation about the epsom salt but I'm still fairly inexperienced with medicating bettas...sorry... :( I've just tried aquarium salt and melafix, which I'm using to fix some fin rot for Pickwick right now.
It looks like you might be online. I'm sorry about your little guy. Do you have others? I am just about to change out a gallon of his water and put some Epsom Salt in. I'm a little nervous about it, but that's what's been recommended... along with the Maracyn treatment.
I just prayed for your fish! I've prayed for all types of pets... and my little Betta's sick now, so he's been in my prayers more than once in the last month or so! I sure hope he recovers 100%! Maybe I should cover Chemo's little hole with something, but he must have air too, so I'm not sure what? Screen of some sort? Mosquito netting? Fish net! All the best to you and your buddy...