Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Care
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-27-2012, 12:55 PM   #11 
misty1477's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Dallas, PA
WOW....I love his color and your tank deco. Awesome!

Did you check out the "Sticky" about diseases/illnesses? Might find good info aboout the possible fin rot there.

Hope he gets better soon.
misty1477 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2012, 03:05 PM   #12 
babystarz's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
It does look like he has a touch of fin rot to me, so make sure you're keeping him in nice, clean water.

If you have a smaller quarantine tank to move him to, I would go ahead and do that. But if you don't it's not a huge deal since he's the only fish in the tank. I would start with aquarium salt treatment and see if he improves with that alone. To dose, measure out enough salt for 1 tsp. per gallon. Mix it really well in a cup of water to ensure it is dissolved. Do daily 100% water changes for a week and re-dose with salt each day. After 7 days the fin rot should be gone. It is not safe to use aquarium salt longer than 10 days maximum. If the fin rot hasn't disappeared, or significantly worsens during treatment, please do post in the diseases section and someone can advise you on more aggressive treatment. There are some strains of fin rot that are harder to treat than others. Your guy looks to have a pretty mild case so I doubt you'll have any problems.

I wouldn't worry too much about the sand; the aquarium salt will help take care of all the bad bacteria in the tank.
babystarz is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Thor. My warrior. weluvbettas Betta Memorials 4 06-08-2013 10:26 PM
Thor And Loki GunsABlazin Betta Pictures 13 06-08-2013 10:25 PM
New CT boy. (and some of Thor) GunsABlazin Betta Pictures 4 01-30-2012 10:29 AM
Thor and ?? GunsABlazin Breeding Betta Fish 31 11-29-2011 10:04 AM
New VT, Thor <3 TayHudson Betta Pictures 11 12-15-2010 09:05 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:17 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.