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Old 02-03-2013, 11:32 PM   #1 
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help with fin rot

about a week ago i noticed that my male bettas tail started to get fin rot. so i did some research and i read that using aquarium salt and keeping the water clean will help to get rid of it. so i've been cleaning his bowl everyday for the past 5 days and putting 1 1/2 teaspoons of dissolved aquarium salt in the water. but it seems like its just getting worse. the rips in his fins got longer, but the black seems to be going away. should i wait longer and continue with the aquarium salt or should i get some medicine from the pet store? He lives in a 1 gallon bowl at the moment because i want to get rid of his fin rot before i put him in the 10 gallon tank i have.
the water in his bowl is heated to 78-80 degrees fahrenheit. he swims,acts, and eats normally. some advice would be very appreciated :)
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:02 AM   #2 
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More info would be useful:

Housing
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:17 PM   #3 
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Housing
What size is your tank? 1 gallon
What temperature is your tank? 78-80 degrees fahrenheit
Does your tank have a filter? no
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Aqueon Betta Food
How often do you feed your betta fish? once a day

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? one or two times a week
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Aqueon Betta Bowl Plus water conditioner/dechlorinator

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? hasn't changed
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? hasn't changed
When did you start noticing the symptoms? about a week ago
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? yes, 100% water changes everyday with 1 1/2 teaspoons of dissolved aquarium salt for the past 5 days
Does your fish have any history of being ill? N/A
How old is your fish (approximately)? almost a year old maybe

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Old 02-08-2013, 09:15 PM   #4 
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In my experience keeping a betta's fins are next to impossible in a 1 gallon. Even with twice weekly water changes and a 100% at week's end they all end up with fin rot..

2 gallons is very minimum for keeping bettas and then you need twice weekly.

How are his fins now?
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:13 AM   #5 
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yes i know a 1 gallon bowl is too small. that's why i can't wait for his fin rot to clear up so that i can put him in the 10 gallon tank that i got from my sister. do you think putting him in the 10 gallon tank would help him get rid of it faster or should i just keep him in the 1 gallon bowl and do 100% water changes every day until the fin rot clears up? his fins right now, after 10 days of treatment look like they are improving but i'm not really sure. there is still some black parts but the rips don't seem as bad
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:46 PM   #6 
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You could fill the 10g half full (5 gallons) and treat there by doing 50% changes every other day and 100% chanfe once a week. That might be a lot less stressful on him and easier for you. You don't even need to put gravel in there but he will need a heater and in my experience a little air stone under the heater or you will have hot/cold spots in something that big. Also some plants and places to hide.
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:18 PM   #7 
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Ok, i'll set up the tank and put him in it with everything he needs. I don't have an air stone though so i'll see if i can get one. Thank you for your help
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