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Old 09-28-2012, 08:37 PM   #11 
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The tank is filtered, correct? Then you would have to treat him in a different tank. The filter will not filter the salt and it won't evaporate either. If you won't do 100% changes, the salt will be in there and then your fish will have damaged organs if used more than 10 days.
I suggest to move him to a QT tank, and do 100% changes every other day. This doesn't seem to be fin rot IMO. If the fin keeps getting smaller than do a Aquarium Salt treatment for 10 days and do daily 100% changes. And use 1 teaspoon per gallon.
The salt will not burn him and I'm pretty sure salt baths are longer than 5 minutes.
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:47 PM   #12 
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oh yes of course no filter when you treat. I though it understandable sorry. You always turn filters off when you treat with salt or medications.
But when you do salt treatment it not a bath. It daily water changes so you it like you change fish every 24 hrs and you let fish stay in that water for 24 hrs.
And actually if you think he getting worse i would recommend start with 1tsp/gall and increase it up to 2 tsp/gall.

Check out second link that i post the person treating fish with salt.
Is there any behaviour changes in your fish? Is he still active and eating?
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:04 PM   #13 
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at the moment i don't have any salt i won't be able to get it till monday

i could put him into a 1 gallon tub but i might have trouble getting the heater into it
so i might just keep him in his main tank and do 100% changes but have less water in it and i will take the filter out when i add the salt

he is still very active and is eating fine

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Old 09-29-2012, 05:16 PM   #14 
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Unhappy

his fin rot started about 3 weeks ago it was because he had sharp decor in his tank
and i had not changed the water for 2 and half weeks and i had no filter, but i've got one now.

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Old 09-29-2012, 05:22 PM   #15 
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i'm trying to upload another photo of his tail fin but its not working

it is worst today it now has a big tear in it

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Old 09-29-2012, 08:41 PM   #16 
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it good plan if you can lower the water and do more water changes. I assume you took that sharp decor out right? Now if you will do those 100% water changes you don't really need filter for now. And i would think less water movement is better for him now. If you can buy aquarium salt in case you need it.
Sharp decorations, plastic plants is bad idea. You can have silk plants .

Please don't forget to acclimate your betta when you will do 100%.
I learned to use aged water so when i change them water is the same temperature and all my bettas just fine i don't ever take long time to acclimate them.
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:48 PM   #17 
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Best medicine is clean warm water. Good luck with him!
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:08 PM   #18 
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i did remove the decor when i saw his first hole

and i am doing 100% water changes every two days now

i hope i see some improvement in his fins soon

and by the way his names Indigo

Thank You all for the help
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:51 PM   #19 
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You doing right think. Just want to show those two links bellow. I want crazy with those links i am posting them for everyone. I am getting embarrassed. But it really helped. A lot of people somehow don't want to do 100% water changes. I do it all the time. So check out the links that actually someone else posting all the time that how i found it.
And when he i hope get better really recommending to do 100% water changes. I learned it from someone on this forum and never have problem with my fish. Good luck!

Check page See page 1 page 43#422 page 42 and page 52 it all the same fish.
www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=108151

Second link also person doing daily water changes to threat fish and then just regular 50% and 100% no filters.
www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=113927
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:23 PM   #20 
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i did a 100% water change yesterday and his tear in his tail fin has healed
but he now has a transparent anal fin

i went to the fish shop today and got the salt, i got supa tonic salts,
the shopkeeper suggested i use waterlife's myxazin for fin rot and bacteria,
does anyone here know if that stuff works for betta fish?
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