glad to hear he's on the mend. good luck. tanWell, I got some new meds-- Ampicillin. He is supposed to eat it, but he wont, so I have to cover his Betta Pellets in it, and then he eats it. He is acting fine, so I don't think that he feels too awful bad. But in 2 more days the meds will be over-- and hopefully he will start to heal soon.
I can't tell yet. I think he is going t be fine. I guess I just have to wait and see. He eats like a pig, and swims all around- so??
It's possible the site that recommended 100% water changes was talking about bettas in a bowl, where the lack of cycle/beneficial bacteria would make 100% the best option. If your tank is fully cycled, then I would instead recommend 50-75% water changes. I have not used salt for fin rot so I can't advise on that. The most important thing when dealing with fin rot is to have pristine water conditions, so the daily water changes are the most important thing right now. Depending on the severity of the fin rot you might medicate as well or just give the clean water for a few days to see if it works.
HI amdpayne - It's a really good idea to fully dissolve aquarium salt in a bit of tank or fresh, dechlorinated water then slowly mix it in. Salt rocks shouldn't be added directly to an aquarium with fish in it. Keep a watch on the fins.
Bettas and their hammocks - mine just swims over his. won't rest on it anymore since I added floating plants
For finrot I'm a big fan of pristine water, Garlic Guard (or garlic juice) and Vita-Chem. Garlic Guard and Vita-Chem can be added directly to the tank, as well you can soak the fish food in it also.
100% water changes should not be necessary, but you really want to make sure your ammonia and nitrite levels are 0ppm and try to keep nitrates low.