Originally Posted by dramaqueen
iamntbatman, I DID dose correctly and my betta looked SO miserable that I took him out of the stuff because I was afraid for him.I was afraid to leave him in for the last 2 days of the treatment. Do you think he could just be extra sensitive to it? I was really hoping it would help his finrot.
I too use both Melafix and Pimafix...just now starting to work as I barley a week ago realized Blue wasn't healing right due to too much salt added + not enough water changes + not enough water removed when changed!!! :o
Dramaqueen...what is the med dose you added to bowl??
I know Bettafix has directions for per gallon...however Melafix / Pimafix only instructs per 10 gal [not by / per gal]...if your following directions then your over doseing the fish, wich would explain the weird behavior.
I would think it would be very hard to estimate the correct amount for a 1-2 gal bowl such as it sounds you have [unless your very good w/math, unlike me ;D ] so would think, therfore, you might even still not be giving him the correct dose...and would, therefor, in your case go for something more suted to smaller tanks, such as Bettafix is [was tols is pretty much delueted version of Melafix...OR you could try something such as a 5 gal bucket you could use to pre-make medicated water, and just measure 1/2 a teaspoon instead of instructed 1 tsp ;D ]
Also check you plants if theyre plastic...I thouht mine were fine but found it odd a week ago when I found Blue Bandits' tail went from healing to shredded worse then when he 1st got his rot, overnight!!! Took out his newest / biggest plant and gave it the "nylon test"...sure enough it made the nylon fray! Immediatly removed it, and Blue's been fine sence.
take a pantie hose / aka nylon, into on e hand, place partsially, yet not too loose / tight over hand like mit + opening fingers to extend / create "streched streched surface area" [again, not too tight] so that nylon is not restin on skin, but instead suspended between fingers. Take testing plant, and brush without any pressure or force accross nylon. Check to see if any frays / snaggs created. If so...not beta or "angle tail" safe!!! :o ]