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Old 05-16-2013, 07:23 PM   #1 
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So Picasso is still sick with fin rot from when I got him. i just wanted to know if I was treating him correctly. If I'm not could somebody set me straight?

Housing
What size is your tank?2.5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? about 80 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated? no
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Aqueon pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 pellets a day

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? lately every day
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? stress coat

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? no

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Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? he has fin rot... tattered, a little black at tips
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms? he has this since I got him recently
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? yup, i have been using 1/2 tsp of AQ salt with stress coat
Does your fish have any history of being ill? not that I know of
How old is your fish (approximately)?
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:15 PM   #2 
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Are you sure it's not just his coloration?

Stress Coat is good for healing his fins so save that till after his rot is gone. Use 1 teaspoon per Gallon, so 2.5 teaspoons in this case. Make sure to dissolve it first :)

It might be easier to do this in a different container, a smaller one and float him in his tank if it fits. I use never-seen-soap plastic containers and just check for how much they hold and adjust to the right dosage of salt and use a regular conditioner. Change the water every day and add in the correct amount of salt you took out, so if you take out 1 gallon, put 1 teaspoon back in.

Do not use AQ salt for more than 14 days on the 1 teaspoon per gallon, it can harm their liver/kidneys. So if you've been doing salt for a while you can stop for a few days and start again at the correct dosage :D

(I would also suggest a higher quality pellet food like NLS or Omega One Betta Pellets )
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:52 PM   #3 
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Can you post a photo so we can see his fins?
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Old 05-17-2013, 04:14 PM   #4 
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Are you sure it's not just his coloration?

Stress Coat is good for healing his fins so save that till after his rot is gone. Use 1 teaspoon per Gallon, so 2.5 teaspoons in this case. Make sure to dissolve it first :)

It might be easier to do this in a different container, a smaller one and float him in his tank if it fits. I use never-seen-soap plastic containers and just check for how much they hold and adjust to the right dosage of salt and use a regular conditioner. Change the water every day and add in the correct amount of salt you took out, so if you take out 1 gallon, put 1 teaspoon back in.

Do not use AQ salt for more than 14 days on the 1 teaspoon per gallon, it can harm their liver/kidneys. So if you've been doing salt for a while you can stop for a few days and start again at the correct dosage :D

(I would also suggest a higher quality pellet food like NLS or Omega One Betta Pellets )
Ok I will do that thanks for your help... Picasso isn't a very big fan of the pellets I am giving him anyway so I will do that as well. :)
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He might just not be able to swallow them very well so you can try crushing them to see if that helps. I usually just crush them with my nail. On the plus side, NLS and Omega One and much smaller pellets which makes it easier for them to eat :)
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