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Old 09-21-2012, 04:23 PM   #1 
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Fin rot? please give advice!

So it has just occur to me but I believe Ciroc may have fin rot.
First, because I rescued him from walmart and knowing their reputation I wouldn't be surprised.

Secondly, he does have black tips on his tail.
I can't really get any close up pictures [ but I can try if need be]
But I have a strong feeling this is it.

For those of you with some high knowledge of this please give me some advice or suggestions on what to do and help me verify if this is it or not.

He isn't lethargy at all, he eats, and is very active. The only problem are his fins. [tips are black]

Here is the closest pic of him I have at the moment.

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Old 09-21-2012, 05:12 PM   #2 
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The number one cause of fin rot is bad water quality so water changes are first. Second aquarium salt helps the tank he is in is small is it heated.
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:19 PM   #3 
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The number one cause of fin rot is bad water quality so water changes are first. Second aquarium salt helps the tank he is in is small is it heated.

I think he got it while he was at walmart because his water was very dirty. I'm doing 50% weekly changes and 100% monthly.
It's 5 gallons and no it's not heated at the moment but the temp is 78*
[I'm getting a heater and more tomorrow.]
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Is it possible to put him in a smaller tank until the fin rot clears up? For 1 tsp of AQ salt per gallon for no more than 7 days would require daily water changes and change water in a 5 gallon would be tough on you :c
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Is it possible to put him in a smaller tank until the fin rot clears up? For 1 tsp of AQ salt per gallon for no more than 7 days would require daily water changes and change water in a 5 gallon would be tough on you :c
The only other thing I could put him in is the cup I got him in. Or I could put him a a very big vase[about a gallon or so] or a water pitcher[def. 1 gallon]?
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I'm not going to be able to treat it till tomorrow though :/
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In the five gallon the water will stay cleaner Bettas tolerate aquarium salt better than the bacteria that causes it.
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In the five gallon the water will stay cleaner Bettas tolerate aquarium salt better than the bacteria that causes it.
Thats what I was thinking. I'm probably going to have to do it in his 5 gal. He would probably be more comfortable anyways.
If I were to do that how often should I do a water change with the filter on?

And I'm getting a heater and aquarium salt when I get off work.
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I would change the water more often- 2 weekly changes, 1 50% and 1 100%.

Keep in mind when using aquarium salt, you need to do daily 100% water changes, so you might want to temporarily get him into a smaller tank, unless you want to do 100% changes on the 5 gallon every day. Dont use it for longer than 10 days or it will cause organ damage.
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:24 PM   #10 
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I would change the water more often- 2 weekly changes, 1 50% and 1 100%.

Keep in mind when using aquarium salt, you need to do daily 100% water changes, so you might want to temporarily get him into a smaller tank, unless you want to do 100% changes on the 5 gallon every day. Dont use it for longer than 10 days or it will cause organ damage.
i am so SO glad you told me that!!!

I did put a little salt in[2 days ago[saturday night] and was going to do a water change today but I won't do the whole 5 gallon if I have to 100% change the water everyday. My only concern is keeping him warm out of the tank and finding something big enough -.-

But if all else fails I guess I'm forced to do it everyday


Is there any way I can do "daily treatments"
Like, a certain time of the day take him out and put him in the cup I got him in with some salt and let it float on top then leave in for a certain amount of time then put him back in?
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