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Old 12-30-2011, 09:47 AM   #1 
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Unhappy Finrot

My little boy has some finrot which started to get even worser. I have 1kg of Aq. salt here and started treating him with 2tsp. Hes in a 1gal quarantine tank and ill do water changes 100% everyday. It seems that his fins are not gettin worser, nor better. What should I do?

BIG PROBLEM: Here in my country they dont sell any medicines for bettas but some antifungal and antibacterial which im using too ( I seriously think its water paint... because it made my aquarium go green ).

Im really sad and think ill lose him :(

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Old 12-30-2011, 10:13 AM   #2 
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Hi there,

before I begin, you should know that I am not as experienced as some other members, so you may want to double check with another person before taking any serious action.

Best thing for fin rot when you have no meds at at your disposal is CLEAN WATER. Clean, clean CLEAN water is necessary. Make sure it's dechlorinated. Some people say a bit of aquarium salt is also good, and I do add that to my tanks, but you may want to double check with someone else for your particualr case.
If you can get a product called API Stress Coat, it's good for the fish and it removes the chlorine from the water as well. A lot of people on this site have recommended it to me, and in my experience, it works wonders. I won't use any other water conditioner except this one!

If you can tell me what country you're in, I might be able to help you get the medications you need. I know in Canada, certin products are very hard to come by, but I have a link or two that might be of some help.

Let me know, and good luck!
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:14 AM   #3 
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Oh right, and the antifungal you have (if it's the same one I have) also turns the water green. It takes a few days, but it works great! What is the name of the anti-fungal, if I may ask?
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:12 AM   #4 
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The name of the anti-fungal is atlantys... I think its made in Brazil sincerely ( not good! ).


Thanks alot for the help guys. I already got the stress coat, lets hope for the best!
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:17 AM   #5 
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API also sells an anti fungal called Fungus Cure. It's the one I have that turns the water green, if you found stress coat by API you may be able to find Fungus Cure, and it's worked great for me in the past.

You may also want to consult a more experienced member for advice, since I'm kind of a newbie.
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Old 12-31-2011, 08:05 PM   #6 
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What is the tank temp?

I have never heard of that medication.. what is the active ingredient(s)?

Photos would be helpful.

True fin rot is bacterial in nature and almost always starts (I've personally never known it not to) from problematic water conditions. If 100% water changes and salt is not helping then he probably needs a good antibiotic not anti fungal. Tetracyline or Kanamyacin would be good choices.. I don't like Tetracycline myself as it causes very obvious fish stress in every fish I've used it on but I have yet to see a fish look stressed by the Kanamyacin.
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:48 PM   #7 
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They dont sell any of those here.. only melafix I think ( destroys your betta labyrint ).
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