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Old 03-18-2011, 07:43 PM   #1 
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Unhappy Finrot:(

Hey guys,one of my bettas has fin rot.So,I went to petsmart today and got some bettfix.There are directions on the back,but I was wondering if there is anything else I should put in the bowl(Don't worry it's not his permanent house).Pictures are in my albums.
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:17 PM   #2 
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:28 PM   #3 
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ooaakkaayy.I'll just go treat him then.
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:32 PM   #4 
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I wouldn't use the bettafix, it can make your fish really sick.
I would try a aquarium salt treatment first, I will try and find instructions for you.
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I wouldn't use the bettafix, it can make your fish really sick.
I would try a aquarium salt treatment first, I will try and find instructions for you.
No,it's okay.None of the petstores around me have that.
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Ok heres how you would do a salt treatment.


Aquarium salt is perfectly fine for treating diseases, it's long-term use of it that can be harmful.

To treat fin rot, keep the water about 77-78 degrees F, and add 1 tsp per gallon of aquarium salt (condition/dechlorinate the water as usual), and do daily 100% water changes. It's definitely easiest to put the fish in a small quarantine container if you have one that you could float in your main tank. Keep up this treatment for 7-10 days. If you have any Indian almond leaf or oak leaves, the tannins are extremely beneficial.

LolaQuigs wrote this not me, so all credit goes to her.
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No,it's okay.None of the petstores around me have that.
All petstores sell it, even wallmart. I you can't find it ask someone at the store, I guarantee they will have it.
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I've already looked at the petstores.They don't have it at all.I don't trust wal*mart they take HORRIBLE care of their bettas and every other fish they sell.
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Honesty, I think you must just not be looking in the right place. All stores that sell fish or fish supplies sell it.

As for wallmart I'm also not a big fan of them, but I know lots of people who use the aquarium salt from them and it is totally fine.
I have used it and had no issues.

But if you don't want to get any salt I would just do lots of water changes and see if it gets better, I still wouldn't use the bettafix because I wouldn't want to harm the fish.
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Honesty, I think you must just not be looking in the right place. All stores that sell fish or fish supplies sell it.

As for wallmart I'm also not a big fan of them, but I know lots of people who use the aquarium salt from them and it is totally fine.
I have used it and had no issues.

But if you don't want to get any salt I would just do lots of water changes and see if it gets better, I still wouldn't use the bettafix because I wouldn't want to harm the fish.
UUGH! I don't know what to do! I can't spend much money because I'm getting a puppy in a month or two.I don't think his water quality is the problem.His water is VERY clear.
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