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Old 07-12-2012, 09:34 AM   #1 
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Bettafix?

I've heard a lot about what it does to bettas, but I've had it cure dropsy, fin rot and some other common betta ailments. I've had every single betta that it was given through pull through and be fine.

Why is it so bad?
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:41 AM   #2 
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It could do a lot of damage to their Labyrinth Organ. And most people here prefer to use the 2 salts than medication. But, it's your choice to use meds or salt. :) Melafix is also known to harm the LO too!
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Hrm, so it harms their labrynth lung? Wonder why/how.

Also, there's a risk with all meds that it'll mess something else up.

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Old 07-12-2012, 09:58 AM   #4 
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it is dilute tea tree oil. have you ever use tea tree oil? some people have allergic reactions to it, if the concentration is too high. >30% (i think) I think some bettas are just fish sensitive to the compounds.
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I've used plenty of other meds with tea tree oil in them, never had any issues. (would explain why the tank smells like hippies)

There's also the same thing as in some other meds, Melaleuca, all of which have been successfully used on bettas, but in a smaller dose than most. No clue why it would cause harm to their lungs when it's the same as in other meds but more diluted.
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