Ick Guard/ Betta Not Eating
I noticed some white specs on the new betta I brought home from the fish store. Hes in his own bowl about a gallon and i recently treated him with ick guard using the instructions on the back. The back says to add the medicine, wait 24 hours, do a small water change, then treat again. The thing is, how many times do I treat him. Only two? Everything Ive read about the lifespan of Ich makes me think that it isnt possible to cure it in just two days.
Also, I havent had this fish for long so im not sure on his eating habits, hes a bit picky, but he seems to eat everything Ive given him up to this point. Since Ive been treating him with the ick guard he wont eat. He gets excited about his food and dashes for it, but then he will just spit it out....then he'll go for it again, and spit it out again....its almost as if he isnt able to swallow. Ive tried betta bits, peas, frozen bloodworms, dried blood worms, flakes, different types of pellets, even soaking the pellets first so that they are soft. He attempts to eat all of the foods but then spits them out. I dont understand, is he not eating because of the ick guard bothering him?