Christina CC Posted February 14 Share Posted February 14 12/28/2022 Posydew arrived home last month with pristine cellophane fins (first photo). 01/20/2023 Move to quarantine tank as main tank is disinfected. 01/20/2023-02/05/2023 01/20/2023 Treatment in quarantine tank with salt and one course of Kanaplex. Not eats on day 1. Possibly due to stress of change of environment. 01/21/2023 Start eating. At some point during course of treatment, become inactive and possibly not eating / eat less. Stress of change of environment and Kanaplex? 01/26/2023 Back to main tank. Quite inactive. 01/27/2023 Mild inflammation of ventral and dorsal fin rot at front. Resume activity, eat, swim normal. 01/28/2023 Treatment in main tank with salt for 8 days. 02/01/2023 Fin rot looks the same. Eat, swim normal, makes bubble nest every now and then. 02/04/2023-02/05/2023: Methylene Blue dip once per day. No blue stain noticed on fins indicating no open wound. 02/06/2023-Present: Eat with reasonable and less appetite than first arrive. Swim normal but less active than before. Still makes bubble nest every now and then. Tank: 16 gallon divided into two, housing two betta Ammonia: <0.003 ppm Nitrite 0 Nitrate 0 pH ~7 Hardness 80 Carbonate 0 Total Alkalinity 80-120 Since he got sick during quarantine shortly after arrival, I was not sure if his getting mild symptoms of fin rot was due to his being sick after travel or stress induced by changing environment in quanrantine tank. Thus I opt to treat him with salt in the main tank and do frequent water changes (now 80% twice a week). While his inflammation and white tip has not progressed, it is not getting better neither. Worse, I notice the slight decrease in appetite and swimming activity. I am at a crossroad of whether I should just continue frequent water change in main tank to wait it out, or proceed to take more aggressive treatment plan, such as courses of Kanaplex in quarantine. Your perspective is much appreciated! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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