My betta appears to have damaged a scale. His dorsal fin appears clamped. He is resting most of the time. He is eating well and has been fasted and fed a pea. Water is OK and temp is 79f. Have given metafix. Should I add a bit of salt? Any other suggestions.
you shouldn't use melafix, or any medication with the word "fix" in it really for bettas, it contains Melaluca oil which can damage their labyrinth organ and as they are labyrinth breathers it may stop the bettas ability to breathe. i would change out most of the water to be safe and try some salt or salt baths. what are your exact water parameters?