10 Gallon Tank Betta with mouth fungus, possible dropsy and gill problems

betta06

So far I have been treating him with aquarium salt, 15% water changes every 3 days and soaking his food in garlic. None of this has been working so I think I need some stronger medication.... any Idea what might work? Or is it not worth it as he has dropsy and probable won’t make it as he is already so sick?

my other question should I give him Epson salt baths or aquarium salt?

thanks! And I will fill out the emergency template if needed will also get some better pictures when he has his bath
 

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ChrissFishes01

I wouldn't do salt baths, personally. Usually way more stress than is needed in most cases.

What dosage are you using with the salt?

I'd look into tracking down some Ich-X for the fungal issues. It treats most funguses pretty well. I'd continue dosing the salt, personally, since bettas are extremely tolerant IME.
 
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betta06

I wouldn't do salt baths, personally. Usually way more stress than is needed in most cases.

What dosage are you using with the salt?

I'd look into tracking down some Ich-X for the fungal issues. It treats most funguses pretty well. I'd continue dosing the salt, personally, since bettas are extremely tolerant IME.
dosage is one tablespoon per gallon. I chose salt baths because I have found with other bettas when doing it in the water they do not seem to do so well.... and usually end up dying but with the baths I would think it would be better as they are only in it for 10 minutes or so and then can go back to there tank.

sadly ich-X is not available where I am. I was looking for it a while ago and is simply not sold here.... do you think cupramine would work? it says it is for all external parasites...
 
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ChrissFishes01

I've treated a lot of bettas with salt with good results, personally. Even when I worked in a store, we treated the betta cups (I know, not ideal, but the store wanted to do it that way) with salt and had a significant decrease in death and fin infections. That was 1 tbsp per 2 gallons.

Are you using baths only? No salt in the display, just the baths?

I think that you'd have better luck treating with salt in your display, but I understand.

Cupramine wouldn't do much for you, unfortunately. It'll kill off most inverts, but fungus doesn't really count. I'm sure in high enough dosages it may help, but the betta would probably die from the copper long before the fungus will.
 
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betta06

I've treated a lot of bettas with salt with good results, personally. Even when I worked in a store, we treated the betta cups (I know, not ideal, but the store wanted to do it that way) with salt and had a significant decrease in death and fin infections. That was 1 tbsp per 2 gallons.

Are you using baths only? No salt in the display, just the baths?

I think that you'd have better luck treating with salt in your display, but I understand.

Cupramine wouldn't do much for you, unfortunately. It'll kill off most inverts, but fungus doesn't really count. I'm sure in high enough dosages it may help, but the betta would probably die from the copper long before the fungus will.
only like a teaspoon in his actual tank.... I will keep trying the salt then. do you think I should try it in his main tank?
 
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ChrissFishes01

only like a teaspoon in his actual tank.... I will keep trying the salt then. do you think I should try it in his main tank?
I honestly would. I'd hate to recommend it and then it be detrimental to your fish, but in my experience, I don't think I've ever killed a betta with salt.
 
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