Melafix and Pimafix are dangerous to labyrinth fish, and are about 10x the concentration of the one which is used on betta, Bettafix. But if you are VERY careful about the dosage, it might work to help clear up his fungal infection, if you have nothing else.He's been changing depths a little today so that seems good. Not eating yet but I don't think that's a surprise when you have 30 old pellets in a cup. I've seen people post about garlic but I've never tried. Pretty sure he has cotton fin disease or whatever it is. I can't afford medicine but have aquarium salt and melafix and pimafix but have seen these may not be best for a betta. Gonna see how he responds to clean water then if I have to may give him a watered down dose of melafix, but I'm open to suggestions. I'll post some more pics when I get home from work.
Thanks for the advice everyone. I've chose salt and water changes for now, that's what my gut told me so we shall seeFin&tail rot is a bacterial infection. It can look like fungus, but going on how poor the water in the cup was, I wouldn't be surprised if he got a bacterial issue. Are bettas ok with salt (sodium chloride)? If so, I'd add a tonic dose of 1sp per 1-3 gallons. This is a mild dose to help facilitate osmosis and also heal with wounds. Salt also helps with bacterial issues. Salt and daily WCs is what I'd do.
For fungus, I use Methylene blue baths or dabs. Baths if it's all over, swabs if it's only one area. Again, I'm not at all familiar with bettas, so make sure these methods are safe with bettas.
Swim in peace, little Red <3 Thanks for letting him know a before his life before his ended. Your new rescue is looking pretty good, apart from the stress stripes. Hope this one pulls through and you have many wonderful years
My boy I bought as a baby in May, seemed like he had the stress stripes maybe like 3 days,b I don't remember, but I'm amazed in how fast he grew. This is Kamara
This was the last one from there old batch. They just got new ones yesterday, probably had around 10-15Sorry Red Dust didn't pull through.
New fish is a betta? Never saw stress stripes before.
Maybe that Wally could be reported? That is terrible! How many cups?
The wally's here stopped selling fish about 10 years ago. I feel so sorry for those fish. They should specifically hire someone who has a bit of fish knowledge to take care of the department. Sounds like the employees in charge are clueless. Makes me so angryThis was the last one from there old batch. They just got new ones yesterday, probably had around 10-15
Might be more effective to have a talk with the manager/employees because it seems they will always get new fish shipments in to replace the dead they can't help alive. Or ppl like yourself are forever trying to heal the damage. Thanks for caring for these abused animals, but I feel for the ones who are not saved too.
True, but I wouldn't put it passed their supplier to mess up like that either. I've never had either fish, just didn't strike me as a betta.It could be a Croaking gourami. However, the pic isn’t clear enough for me to say it is, with any confidence. But we are talking Wally World here. They don’t have the broadest selection of fish. Actually, they possibly have the worst.
True, but I wouldn't put it passed their supplier to mess up like that either. I've never had either fish, just didn't strike me as a betta.
Honestly, I'm not sure. My knowledge on these fish is limited. But I did read the croaking gourami can be considered a 'nano' fish meaning they don't need a large aquarium. I know the bettas can't be housed with a fish they are so similar to in appearance. I certainly wouldn't try it with a lone betta and lone gourami in a small tank. Not sure how territorial other gouramis are, but with the other fish in your 55 gallon and the larger tank, I think it's your best option as well. I'd wait until you feel the tank is safe though to add him. It may not be a croaking gourami, it might be more obvious with time, but it sure looks like one.
He should be fine in a tote with a sponge filter, heater and clean water for now. It's your QT tank