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Old 03-24-2010, 03:46 AM   #1 
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Red dots on the edges of fins?

Both of my bettas have these red dots on the edges of their fins. My crowntail has it a little bit, but my halfmoon has it particularly bad. They live in a ten gallon tank with 4 live plants and I change the water twice a week, since I don't have a filter yet. I use the top fin betta water conditioner to condition the water. I think what they have is fin rot, but I want to make sure. If it is fin rot, how do I cure it?
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Old 03-24-2010, 10:20 PM   #2 
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Nevermind, the halfmoon died. Thanks so much for all your help.
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:32 AM   #3 
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So sorry to hear that. Were the fins fraying and gunky? Have they been like that for a while? It doesn't sound like the classic case of fin rot.

Do you have a good water test kit? If not, can you bring the water to a good lfs to test it?

I hope you can save the crowntail.
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:35 AM   #4 
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I hope U can! Sorry about the halfmoon. (((HUG)))
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Old 03-26-2010, 02:29 PM   #5 
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I will never use Top Fin again, honestly. I changed my water because I thought my Armand had fin rot - only to realize that it had gone bad in the container, basically. There were little things floating in it (including glitter - I haven't owned/used anything glittery in YEARS), and what looked like clear sand (but was actually crystalized conditioner) at the bottom... Plus it just SMELLED horrible - like melting plastic or urine. I bought this bottle earlier this month, so it wasn't a case of me not using it in time (I have well water, so I use about 1/2 what's recommended). I don't know if that's what caused Armand's back fin to come off (perhaps a chemical issue irritated his tail, so he bit it off), but never again. I'd watch out for that in your Top Fin.
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