I've had my male Betta Drifter since late January to early Feb.
I made a post about him having fin rot in early march.
(I was at a party and the next morning driving home I saw the store and decided to check it out and found him.) I totally wasn't expecting to get him so I ended up doing a fish in cycle with some media from my 30 G to help it along. I did 50% changes every week. (I probably should have been doing 20% every three days or so, but to the point)
He developed fin rot, in my opinion due to the fact that he was in a fish in cycle. There could have been other reasons, but that was my opinion....
I've been keeping on top of water changes and and ensuring the water is a little warmer than I would normally keep it. For a week i treated with melafix, not sure if it actually helped but it made me feel better
And now his fins seem to be very slowly growing back. his tail is blue at the base and goes to bright red, and where the fin rot was it is now growing in black, which looks odd but I don't mind it. His tail is about half grown in maybe.
I was wondering if anyone can give me an estimate of how long it will take before his fins are back to normal? Does anyone have any advice on what I could be doing to help him any more?
He lives in a 5 gal standard tank with live plants and some hiding places. The filter is a bit strong (it's a 10 gal filter) But it has adjustable flow and is on it's lowest setting.
Readings have all settled down to normal over the past month since the cycle completed. Aside from the pH, which is 8, but that's my tap water and I can't do much about that...