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Old 03-08-2013, 09:30 AM   #1 
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Fin Rot that Won't Go Away

I have a lovely half moon betta named Kevin. About a month ago, I noticed a bit of fin damage, so I did all the usual things for fin rot- water quality, salt, etc. It didn't help (in fact, continued to get worse). I've now been working for a month using everything (Jungle Fungus eliminator, more salt, melafix, etc etc) and now his fin rot is so severe I'm afraid he's having trouble swimming. I've had him for over a year, and not sure what caused the initial problem, but I'm very very concerned. I've read a million blogs that all say the same things- which I've already done. I've ordered some Maracyn2, since that's the one thing I haven't tried yet... any other advice?
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:47 AM   #2 
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Are you sure its fin rot? Sorry, to ask but sometimes people assume shortened fins is fin rot when it isn't. Can you post a pic? What size tank? Water temp? Tank mates? Water change schedule? A little more info. is needed to better advise.
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1 gallon tank; he's by himself. Water temp averages about 75. I usually do a full water change once a week, though recently with all the additions/subtractions/etc. it's been more erratic with some half changes, etc.

I'll try to post a pic- but I've seen/successfully handled fin rot with previous bettas, and this is the worst case I've ever had.
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Pic should be attached-- poor guy!
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:17 AM   #5 
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The tank is a lil cold for him. Buy a heater and raise it up to 80 degrees.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:30 AM   #6 
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Oh, yeah he's got fin rot pretty bad. In a tank that size more frequent water changes are needed & the water temp needs to be at a minimum 76F but preferably 78-80F. I would definitely get a heater so his water temp at least stays consistent. When I use a 1g tank I do a 100% water changed every 2-3 days.
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:15 PM   #7 
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Not helping

Ok, have diligently been changing water, warming it, and adding salt, but now his tail is much much worse. Any ideas??? I think he needs serious medication-- e.g. something that will kill the rot, not just things to improve his tank overall.
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:42 PM   #8 
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Exactly how do you do water changes?

More info is needed: http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=49233
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