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Old 02-20-2012, 12:02 AM   #11 
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My friend's fish has fin rot, and it looks black all on the edges and affected area of the fins... I'd put him in a hospital tank with clean water and watch him closely. My friend says hers has the fin rot almost completely go away with clean water actually, and a bit of medication should help too. :)
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:28 AM   #12 
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My friend's fish has fin rot, and it looks black all on the edges and affected area of the fins... I'd put him in a hospital tank with clean water and watch him closely. My friend says hers has the fin rot almost completely go away with clean water actually, and a bit of medication should help too. :)
I've rescued a few bettas with fin rot.
It's another reason why I did a partial water change earlier than usual.
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:42 AM   #13 
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Alright, well I hope he gets better soon! If you have a good pet store around, they can probably point you in the right direction for meds :)
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:59 AM   #14 
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For fin rot, clean water should do the trick, maybe add some aqurium salt. 1 teaspoon a gallon.

be careful if you ask advice from a petstore - they have a not giving correct info and usually try to pawn off bettafix which can do more damage to the betta then good.

Is he rapidly turning a brownish/burnt looking color thatis advancing toward/onto his body? If so, it is not fin rot...

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Old 02-20-2012, 01:34 PM   #15 
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Today confirmed the worse, he has the unknown and incurable disease that seems to affect blue bettas only. I'm not sure how long he has to live :'(
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:16 PM   #16 
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What have you tried? It's been 24 hours.. do you have him in meds yet? I'd go for Kanaplex or Maracyn Plus. If you can't find it try Furan-2 or Maracyn and Maracyn 2 in combo.
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Old 02-21-2012, 12:19 AM   #18 
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What have you tried? It's been 24 hours.. do you have him in meds yet? I'd go for Kanaplex or Maracyn Plus. If you can't find it try Furan-2 or Maracyn and Maracyn 2 in combo.
I sent him to a friend whom has better experience than I do at treating sick fish. He sent me a text back and is currently treating him with Maracyn Plus.
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good luck!
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:47 PM   #20 
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I went to my friends to check up on Cal. Well, his energy has improved BUT he has completely lost his dorsal fin :'( And the grey is half way up his body. It also looks like he is loosing the slime on his body. I'm not sure wither to be happy or sad. I felt more sad because he basically looks like he is decaying. He is a very light green-ish blue/his fins are starting to get white as well.
I think he maybe getting worse and his energy maybe just from the meds?
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