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Old 09-27-2012, 07:42 PM   #11 
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This is a very advanced case of Fin rot. It will likely soon start attacking her body because she has no fin left. To be honest I feel this fish is past the point of conservative treatment. If you don't notice any improvement or she gets even worse then I would recommend purchasing medication to treat her. Fin rot is bacterial, so look for a gram negative antibiotic.

There are 16 cups in 1 gallon. If you are unsure how many gallons you are working with you can do a 100% water change (remove fish) and fill the tank using a measuring cup. That way you can count how many cups it takes to fill the tank. Make sure the water is the same temp, that you use conditioner, and acclimate the fish properly after the change.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:56 PM   #12 
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Omgoodness sending healing vibes to this poor baby and all other fish who are similarly suffering!

Thank you for taking her home!
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:40 PM   #13 
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and if you are talking metrics... about 4liters.

Good luck!
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:33 AM   #14 
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Ok, I'll consider this info. Thanks alot
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:33 AM   #15 
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Awww!! How does she even move around? I mean, I know they wiggle their bodies, but that can't get her very far. Keep us updated, plz!
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:22 AM   #16 
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How does she manage to swim, if she moves around at all? Good luck with her...
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:24 PM   #17 
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she wiggles

UPDATE:

She still isn't eating, even though i tried soaking the pellets in garlic.

HER FINS ARE GROWING BACK:
I'm starting to see little spines and her fins at the side are appearing.

I put mela Fix in the water
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:48 PM   #18 
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Glad to hear her fins are growing! :)
I've heard Melafix is bad for bettas... something to do with their labrynth organ.
I suggest Stress Coat. It helps tissue regrowth and calms the fish, too.

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Old 09-28-2012, 07:55 PM   #19 
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Yay for her fins coming back

Also I hear bad things about any medication with fix in it. Tends to be a betta killer.
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:17 PM   #20 
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she wiggles

UPDATE:

She still isn't eating, even though i tried soaking the pellets in garlic.

HER FINS ARE GROWING BACK:
I'm starting to see little spines and her fins at the side are appearing.

I put mela Fix in the water
Do NOT us Melafix, it can damage a betta's labyrinth organ. Do a 100% water change to get it out of the tank. You should buy Maracyn II and follow the dosing instructions on the bottle. Do not use Maracyn I, it's a completely different medication.
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