Originally Posted by Kim
...about why melafix is not safe for bettas or other labrynth fish. It is also known to "melt" the fins off bettas. If you need to treat fin rot, I have found Fungus Clear by Jungle Labs to work very well.
Hmm...I have been using Melafix since Sep 27, and then a combo of Melafix and Pimafix since Oct 4th last day being this Friday.
Someone had told me that they had more luck with Melafix combined with Pimafix [as they are also all natuaral too]
The combo seemed to be doing the trick, however, a couple days ago it seems that its coming back! I dont think its re-gowth as it sems to be getting deeper / shorter instead of longer / wider. Plus its more cloudy then clear!
my delema is I'm not sure if its due to medicine treatment failure or simply not doing enough water changes while treating him. He's i a 10 gal tank, and been doing once a week of 30-50% since he's tank is not fully cycled yet [bough 10 gal on Sep 27].
Looked at my calendar last night and seems threw the commotion I had last week, I forgot to do his once a week change, so will be doing it tonight [got water ready last night]. Should I be doing more changes a week if he's getting over rot? Noticed his tank has become a bit cloudy too...but being I didn't do his scheduled water change last week...that would explain that.
Should I also then do another change since I forgot last weeks tomorrow?
I tested his parameters...ammonia: 0, / NO2: 0 / NO3: 5 [should be higher, I know, but still not cycled] ph 7.8-8. I also have aquarium salt...added the reccommended 1/2 rounded teaspoon as per suggested o back.
here's a video of what he looks like [filmed today]:
what do you think? [sry fo long post ;D ]