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Old 05-21-2012, 08:06 PM   #1 
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My mom has failed

My Betta Red is in a 2.5 gal tank. He has major fin rot and I feel so bad I haven't done anything. And my mom put one of my SNAILS in with him! Wrong? Very. Now, I want to move my baby into my 10 gal and leave the snail in the 2.5. Let's take a look at my tanks:

5 gal tank w\ my Betta Tom
10 gal w/ my Betta Ms. shark + Jess my baby guppy
2.5 w/ Red and my snail Jenny.

MY MOM PUT JENNY IN THE TANK. Now, I'm so mad at her.

So, I really need to know about how I can cure his fin rot. pics will come tomorrow, if needed. And I really want to move him...help with that also?
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:10 PM   #2 
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Fin rot is usually easiest to treat with this: clean water make sure to add tap water conditioner of course!!

To avoid fin rot: clean water, low stress. keep up with water changes!
For advanced fin rot (please post a picture so we can say what the betta really needs) you can pre-dissolve 1-3 teaspoons of aquarium salt, with his water cleaned EVERY DAY, and the treatment done for 10 days no more.
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:13 PM   #3 
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for the fin rot: more frequent water changes and 1tbs of aquarium salt per 5 gallons usually does the trick(it help my betta regrow almost all of his fins). For dosing on a 2.5 gallon, divide the dose in half i think. Aquarium salt is NOT the same think as table salt.



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Old 05-21-2012, 08:15 PM   #4 
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What was so wrong with putting the snail in the tank if you haven't treated the Betta anyways? I personally would keep the Betta in the 2.5 gallon tank and do 100% water changes and salt treatments. The snail could tolerate the salt, but I would put the snail in the 10 gallon just for purposes of keeping the water super clean in the 2.5 gallon. I'm sure you already know this but make sure the tank is in the tropical temps.
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:16 PM   #5 
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You can start off with very clean water, that's the most conservative method in curing fin rot. But seeing how you stated that this is not a minor issue, grab some AQ salt.

I would start off with 1 tsp of AQ salt for every gallon, also doing 100% water changes every single day. Also leave Red in his 2.5g, and put the snail in the 10g. Your 10g is already occupied by a female Betta, they cannot live together, plus since he has fin rot there are chances of him spreading it to Ms. Shark and your guppy. If you do not see improvement within a few days (5 days), up the salt dosage by another teaspoon, so 2 tsp/gallon, do not continue salt treatment for more than 10 days, prolonged exposure to salt is bad for Bettas, since they are freshwater fish.

Also if you can try to get some high protein foods mosquito larvae, or better food brands like New Life Spectrum, or Atison's. Switching to Stress Coat will also help with fin regrowth.

Hope that helped. :)
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:22 PM   #6 
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thanks everyone! especially Micho. I will post pics and do everything tomorrow.

EDIT: Can I do everything in 2 days?
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:23 PM   #7 
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oh!! totally forgot to say REMOVE THE SNAIL. The fin rot is not contagious, so it's fine. Just the snail will suffer from salt treatment.
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:29 PM   #8 
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I'm gonna put Jenny back in the 10 gal(*glares at mom*) then clean his tank 100% and add the espom salt stuff
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:38 PM   #9 
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Not Epsom Salt, Aquarium Salt. :)

Epsom Salt is used mainly for bloating, constipation, and swim bladder issues. It won't work for fin rot, you'll find Aquarium Salt at your pet store for sure.
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Yes, AQ salt not Epsom :p
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