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Old 11-17-2012, 11:49 AM   #1 
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Exclamation Severe fin rot? HELP! :'(

Delta fin milano betta has fin rot...no discoloration, no fungal build up, no swollen eyes or anything. His fins are deteriorating rapidly. the larger belly fin looks like it will fall off soon. treatment with pimafix and melafix failed. he is not lethargic, still active and still eats voraciously... advise?
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:09 PM   #2 
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Delta fin milano betta has fin rot...no discoloration, no fungal build up, no swollen eyes or anything. His fins are deteriorating rapidly. the larger belly fin looks like it will fall off soon. treatment with pimafix and melafix failed. he is not lethargic, still active and still eats voraciously... advise?
Are his fins like melting together? Put him into a 1 or 2 gallon container with a teaspoon of AQ or epsom salt. Change water every 2 days. Try Indian Almond Leaf or a dried up oak leaf from outside (rinse it well and float it in tank). Keep temp at 80.

How often did you change his water before this happened? I'm pretty sure that's what happened to my fin melter, not enough water changes (my bad). He seems to be getting better after a few days with IAL in his water plus some AQ salt.
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Are his fins like melting together? Put him into a 1 or 2 gallon container with a teaspoon of AQ or epsom salt. Change water every 2 days. Try Indian Almond Leaf or a dried up oak leaf from outside (rinse it well and float it in tank). Keep temp at 80.

How often did you change his water before this happened? I'm pretty sure that's what happened to my fin melter, not enough water changes (my bad). He seems to be getting better after a few days with IAL in his water plus some AQ salt.

no...it looks like his fins are stretching off of his body...? he is in a 10 gallon so his water didnt need changed so often. had to remove all the plants and ghost shrimp to treat, blah. i just picked up some mardel maracyn oxy. hoping this stuff works better
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My male betta has such severe fin rot that he lost almost half of his tail in a day. It was like it just melted away in the night. I put him in a 1.5 gallon QT tank with bottled water, 2 tsp of salt per gallon, and some stress coat and did 100% water changes daily. Within a few days I could already see clear regrowth.

I tried using the maracyns on him, but that didn't work. It could have been from poor water quality though. If you want to use meds, I would try Triple Sulfa since it hasn't been overused like maracyn has. I hope your betta gets better!
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he is in a 10 gallon so his water didnt need changed so often.
You still need to do a 50% water change each week. That could be the problem right there. Water changes and gravel siphoning are the best preventative medicine!
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